Ben Shneiderman is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and founding director (1983 to 2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab, where he remains a member. He also holds affiliate appointments in the Institute for Systems Research and the College of Information Studies (iSchool).
Shneiderman was elected as as an ACM fellow in 1997 and an AAAS fellow in 2001. He received the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.
Shneiderman is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He pioneered the highlighted textual link in 1983, and it became part of Hyperties, a precursor to the internet. His move into information visualization spawned Spotfire, known for pharmaceutical drug discovery and genomic data analysis.
Shneiderman is a technical advisor for the treemap visualization producer, the Hive Group.
He is the author of "Software Psychology: Human Factors in Computer and Information Systems" (1980) and "Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction" (5th ed., 2010, with Catherine Plaisant). He co-authored Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think (1999) with S. Card and J. Mackinlay. His book, "Leonardo's Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies" (MIT Press), won the IEEE Award for Distinguished Literary Contribution in 2004. His most recent book, "Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World (2011)," was co-authored with D. Hansen and M.A. Smith.
He received his doctorate in computer science from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook in 1973.
2012. Querying event sequences by exact match or similarity search: Design and empirical evaluation. Interacting with Computers. 24(2):55-68.
2012. Towards event sequence representation, reasoning and visualization for EHR data. Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium. :801-806.
2012. Interactive Dynamics for Visual Analysis. Queue - Micoprocessors. 10(2):30:30–30:55-30:30–30:55.
2012. A Temporal Pattern Search Algorithm for Personal History Event Visualization. Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on. 24(5):799-812.
2011. From slacktivism to activism: participatory culture in the age of social media. Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. :819-822.
2011. Realizing the value of social media requires innovative computing research. Communications of the ACM. 54(9):34-37.
2011. Evaluating visual and statistical exploration of scientific literature networks. 2011 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC). :217-224.
2011. EventGraphs: Charting Collections of Conference Connections. 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). :1-10.
2011. TreeVersity: Comparing tree structures by topology and node's attributes differences. 2011 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST). :275-276.
2011. Claiming success, charting the future: micro-HCI and macro-HCI. Interactions. 18(5):10-11.
2011. Electronic medical records: usability challenges and opportunities. Interactions. 18(6):48-49.
2011. Rapid understanding of scientific paper collections: integrating statistics, text analysis, and visualization. University of Maryland, Human-Computer Interaction Lab Tech Report HCIL-2011.
2011. Speeding Up Network Layout and Centrality Measures for Social Computing Goals. Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and PredictionSocial Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction. 6589:244-251.
2011. Tutorial-Graph Analytics — Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 31(5):18-18.
2011. Graph Analytics-Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 31(5):18-29.
2011. Technology-mediated social participation: the next 25 years of HCI challenges. Human-Computer Interaction. Design and Development Approaches. :3-14.
2011. Usability and Accessibility in Consumer Health Informatics: Current Trends and Future Challenges. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 40(5, Supplement 2):S187-S197-S187-S197.
2011. Group-in-a-Box Layout for Multi-faceted Analysis of Communities. Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT), 2011 IEEE Third International Conference on and 2011 IEEE Third International Confernece on Social Computing (SocialCom). :354-361.
2011. LifeFlow: visualizing an overview of event sequences (video preview). Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. :507-510.
2011. Motivation for Participation in Online Neighborhood Watch Communities: An Empirical Study Involving Invitation Letters. Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT), 2011 IEEE Third International Conference on and 2011 IEEE Third International Confernece on Social Computing (SocialCom). :760-765.
2011. TreeVersity: Comparing tree structures by topology and node's attributes differences. Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), 2011 IEEE Conference on. :275-276.
2011. HCI for peace: from idealism to concrete steps. PART 2 ———– Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. :613-616.
2011. LifeFlow: visualizing an overview of event sequences. Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems. :1747-1756.
2011. Social discovery framework: building capacity and seeking solutions. Proceedings of the 8th ACM conference on Creativity and cognition. :307-308.
2011. Tragic errors: usability and electronic health records. Interactions. 18(6):60-63.
2011. Visual Analysis of Temporal Trends in Social Networks Using Edge Color Coding and Metric Timelines. Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT), 2011 IEEE Third International Conference on and 2011 IEEE Third International Confernece on Social Computing (SocialCom). :549-554.
2011. Extracting Insights from Electronic Health Records: Case Studies, a Visual Analytics Process Model, and Design Recommendations. Journal of Medical Systems. 35(5):1135-1152.
2011. Social discovery in an information abundant world: Designing to create capacity and seek solutions. Information Services and Use. 31(1):3-13.
2011. Reducing Missed Laboratory Results: Defining Temporal Responsibility, Generating User Interfaces for Test Process Tracking, and Retrospective Analyses to Identify Problems. AMIA Annual Symposium ProceedingsAMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011:1382-1391.
2011. Medication Reconciliation: Work Domain Ontology, Prototype Development, and a Predictive Model. AMIA Annual Symposium ProceedingsAMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011:878-887.
2011. Visual Exploration across Biomedical Databases. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. 8(2):536-550.
2011. A task taxonomy of network evolution analysis. University of Maryland, Human-Computer Interaction Lab Tech Report HCIL-2011-09.
2011. Re-engineering health care with information technology: the role of computer-human interaction. PART 2 ———– Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. :451-454.
2011. TreeCovery: Coordinated dual treemap visualization for exploring the Recovery Act. Government Information Quarterly.
2011. Temporal Visualization of Social Network Dynamics: Prototypes for Nation of Neighbors. Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and PredictionSocial Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction. 6589:309-316.
2011. NetVisia: Heat Map & Matrix Visualization of Dynamic Social Network Statistics & Content. Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT), 2011 IEEE Third International Conference on and 2011 IEEE Third International Confernece on Social Computing (SocialCom). :19-26.
2010. Visual information seeking in multiple electronic health records: design recommendations and a process model. Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium. :46-55.
2010. iOpener Workbench: Tools for rapid understanding of scientific literature. Human-Computer Interaction Lab 27th Annual Symposium, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
2010. ManyNets: an interface for multiple network analysis and visualization. Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. :213-222.
2010. Cyberinfrastructure for Social Action on National Priorities. Computer. 43(11):20-21.
2010. Getting serious about social media: strategies for increasing civic participation. Proceedings of HCI.
2010. Technology-Mediated Social Participation: Deep Science and Extreme Technology. Active Media TechnologyActive Media Technology. 6335:1-4.
2010. Exploring distributions: design and evaluation. University of Maryland, Human-Computer Interaction Lab Tech Report HCIL-2010-01.
2010. Communication: Mapping science. Nature. 468(7327):1037-1037.
2010. Visualizing Threaded Conversation Networks: Mining Message Boards and Email Lists for Actionable Insights. Active Media TechnologyActive Media Technology. 6335:47-62.
2010. From bowling alone to tweeting together: technology-mediated social participation. Interactions. 17(2):64-67.
2010. The state of visual analytics: Views on what visual analytics is and where it is going. 2010 IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST). :257-259.
2009. Civic Collaboration. ScienceScience. 325(5940):540-540.
2009. Do you know the way to SNA?: A process model for analyzing and visualizing social media data University of Maryland Tech Report: HCIL-2009-17.
2009. Improving graph drawing readability by incorporating readability metrics: A software tool for network analysts. University of Maryland, HCIL Tech Report HCIL-2009-13.
2009. Visual overviews for discovering key papers and influences across research fronts. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 60(11):2219-2228.
2009. Temporal Summaries: Supporting Temporal Categorical Searching, Aggregation and Comparison. Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on. 15(6):1049-1056.
2009. Finding comparable temporal categorical records: A similarity measure with an interactive visualization. IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, 2009. VAST 2009. :27-34.
2009. Promoting social creativity: a component of a national initiative for social participation. Proceedings of the seventh ACM conference on Creativity and cognition. :7-8.
2009. Temporal Summaries: Supporting Temporal Categorical Searching, Aggregation and Comparison. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 15(6):1049-1056.
2009. First Steps to Netviz Nirvana: Evaluating Social Network Analysis with NodeXL. International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 2009. CSE '09. 4:332-339.
2009. Multidimensional Analysis and Visualization on Large Biomedical Data. Statistical Bioinformatics. :157-184.
2009. A National Initiative for Social Participation. ScienceScience. 323(5920):1426-1427.
2009. HEALTH AND WELLBEING. The fourth paradigm: data-intensive scientific discovery. :57-57.
2009. Creativity challenges and opportunities in social computing. Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. :3283-3286.
2009. Understanding social computing participation with visual exploration tools. International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems, 2009. CTS '09. :xi-xii-xi-xii.
2009. The reader-to-leader framework: Motivating technology-mediated social participation. AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction. 1(1):13-32.
2009. Analyzing (social media) networks with NodeXL. Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Communities and technologies. :255-264.
2009. Creativity Support Tools: A Grand Challenge for HCI Researchers. Engineering the User InterfaceEngineering the User Interface. :1-9.
2009. Integrating Statistics and Visualization for Exploratory Power: From Long-Term Case Studies to Design Guidelines. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 29(3):39-51.