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Department of Computer Science

Orit Shaer

Adjunct Associate Professor
Computer Science

Orit Shaer

Orit Shaer

Adjunct Associate Professor
Computer Science

Phone 617-627-2225
Halligan Hall
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
human-computer interaction
Biography: 

Orit Shaer is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Wellesley College. She founded and directs the Wellesley College Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab. Her research focuses on novel human-computer interaction for the future of work and learning. She is a Senior Member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), and a recipient of several NSF and industry awards including the prestigious NSF CAREER Award, Agilent Technologies Research Award, and Google App Engine Education Award. At Wellesley she was awarded the Pinanski Prize for Excellent Teaching. She has served on dozens of program committees, editorial boards, and review panels, including NSF division of Computers and Information Science and Engineering, ACM CHI, CSCW, UIST, and the editorial board of Foundations and Trends in Human Computer Interaction. She is a steering committee member of the ACM conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) and served as its Program Chair on 2020, 2017, and 2010. Shaer received her PhD and MSc in Computer Science from Tufts University. She has been a research fellow in the Design Machine Group at the University of Washington and in the University College London Interaction Center.

Education: 
Ph.D., Tufts University
M.S., Tufts University