Professor Aaron Quigley is the Head of School for UNSW’s School of Computer Science and Engineering in Sydney Australia and a general co-chair for the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in 2021. He is an ACM distinguished member and his research interests include discreet computing, global HCI, pervasive and ubiquitous computing and information visualisation on which he has delivered over 50 invited talks and he is an ACM Distinguished Speaker. He currently supervises four PhD students, Guilherme Soares Mota Carneiro, Hui-Shyong Yeo, Maheshya Weerasine (co-tutelle) and Iain Carson. His website can be found at aaronquigley.org
Aaron is a member of the ACM SIGCHI steering committee for the CHI conference series and a member of the ACM Europe Council Conferences Working Group. From 2015-2020 Aaron served first as the ACM SIGCHI Adjunct Chair for specialised conferences and then the ACM SIGCHI Vice President for Conferences. From 2016-2017 Aaron was a convenor for the ACM Future of Computing Academy.
Aaron's research and development has been supported by the EPSRC, AHRC, JISC, SFC, NDRC, EU FP7/FP6, SFI, Smart Internet CRC, NICTA, Wacom, IBM, Intel, Nvidia, Google, Microsoft and MERL. He has published over 180 internationally peer-reviewed publications (see ORCID) including edited volumes, journal papers, book chapters, conference and workshop papers and holds 3 patents.
He has held academic and industry appointments in Singapore, Australia, Japan, USA, Germany, Ireland and Scotland.
In total Aaron has had chairing roles in thirty international conferences and has served on over ninety conference and workshop program committees.