Professor Aaron Quigley
Head of School

Professor Aaron Quigley

Computer Science and Engineering

Professor Aaron Quigley is the Head of School for UNSW’s School of Computer Science and Engineering in Sydney Australia, an ACM distinguished member and chair-elect of the ACM CHI Steering Committee. 

Aaron has served as technical program chair for the ACM EICS 2022 conference, general chair for the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in 2021, program chair for ACM IUI conference in 2018, general chair for the ACM MobileHCI conference in 2014, and general chair for the ACM UIST and ACM ITS conferences in 2013. His research interests include discreet computing, global HCI, pervasive and ubiquitous computing and information visualisation on which he has delivered over 50 invited talks. He currently supervises two PhD students, Yongquan Hu and Maheshya Weerasine (co-tutelle). His website can be found at

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.