Ben Shneiderman

Distinguished University Professor
3177 A.V. Williams Building
(301) 405-2080
(301) 405-6707
Education: 
Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook (Computer Science)
Special Awards/Honors: 
AAAS Fellow, ACM Fellow National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Engineering Member, CMPS Board of Visitors Distinguished Faculty Award, Miles Conrad Award, 2010 SIGCHI Social Impact Award
Biography: 

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.

Publications

2012


Tao C, Wongsuphasawat K, Clark K, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B, Chute CG.  2012.  Towards event sequence representation, reasoning and visualization for EHR data. Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium.
:801-806.

Heer J, Shneiderman B.  2012.  Interactive Dynamics for Visual Analysis. Queue - Micoprocessors. 10(2):30:30–30:55-30:30–30:55.

Wang TD, Deshpande A, Shneiderman B.  2012.  A Temporal Pattern Search Algorithm for Personal History Event Visualization. Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on. 24(5):799-812.

2011


Wong PC, Chen C, Görg C, Shneiderman B, Stasko J, Thomas J.  2011.  Tutorial-Graph Analytics — Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 31(5):18-18.

Wong P C, Chen C, Gorg C, Shneiderman B, Stasko J, Thomas J.  2011.  Graph Analytics-Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 31(5):18-29.

Shneiderman B.  2011.  Technology-mediated social participation: the next 25 years of HCI challenges. Human-Computer Interaction. Design and Development Approaches.
:3-14.

Goldberg L, Lide B, Lowry S, Massett HA, O'Connell T, Preece J, Quesenbery W, Shneiderman B.  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.

Rodrigues EM, Milic-Frayling N, Smith M, Shneiderman B, Hansen D.  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.

Wongsuphasawat K, Guerra Gómez J A, Plaisant C, Wang T, Taieb-Maimon M, Shneiderman B.  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.

Violi N, Shneiderman B, Hanson A, Rey PJ.  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.

Gomez JAG, Buck-Coleman A, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2011.  TreeVersity: Comparing tree structures by topology and node's attributes differences. Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), 2011 IEEE Conference on.
:275-276.

Hourcade J P, Bullock-Rest NE, Friedman B, Nelson M, Shneiderman B, Zaphiris P.  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.

Wongsuphasawat K, Guerra Gómez J A, Plaisant C, Wang T D, Taieb-Maimon M, Shneiderman B.  2011.  LifeFlow: visualizing an overview of event sequences. Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems.
:1747-1756.

Shneiderman B.  2011.  Social discovery framework: building capacity and seeking solutions. Proceedings of the 8th ACM conference on Creativity and cognition.
:307-308.

Khurana U, Nguyen V-A, Cheng H-C, Ahn J-wook, Chen X, Shneiderman B.  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.

Markowitz E, Bernstam EV, Herskovic J, Zhang J, Shneiderman B, Plaisant C, Johnson TR.  2011.  Medication Reconciliation: Work Domain Ontology, Prototype Development, and a Predictive Model. AMIA Annual Symposium ProceedingsAMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011:878-887.

Lieberman MD, Taheri S, Guo H, Mirrashed F, Yahav I, Aris A, Shneiderman B.  2011.  Visual Exploration across Biomedical Databases. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. 8(2):536-550.

Ahn JW, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2011.  A task taxonomy of network evolution analysis. University of Maryland, Human-Computer Interaction Lab Tech Report HCIL-2011-09.

Butler K, Payne T, Shneiderman B, Brennan P, Zhang J.  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.

Rios-Berrios M, Sharma P, Lee T Y, Schwartz R, Shneiderman B.  2011.  TreeCovery: Coordinated dual treemap visualization for exploring the Recovery Act. Government Information Quarterly.

Ahn J-wook, Taieb-Maimon M, Sopan A, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  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.

Gove R, Gramsky N, Kirby R, Sefer E, Sopan A, Dunne C, Shneiderman B, Taieb-Maimon M.  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.

Rotman D, Vieweg S, Yardi S, Chi E, Preece J, Shneiderman B, Pirolli P, Glaisyer T.  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.

Gove R, Dunne C, Shneiderman B, Klavans J, Dorr BJ.  2011.  Evaluating visual and statistical exploration of scientific literature networks. 2011 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC).
:217-224.

Hansen D, Smith MA, Shneiderman B.  2011.  EventGraphs: Charting Collections of Conference Connections. 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).
:1-10.

Gomez JAG, Buck-Coleman A, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  2011.  TreeVersity: Comparing tree structures by topology and node's attributes differences. 2011 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST).
:275-276.

Dunne C, Shneiderman B, Gove R, Klavans J, Dorr BJ.  2011.  Rapid understanding of scientific paper collections: integrating statistics, text analysis, and visualization. University of Maryland, Human-Computer Interaction Lab Tech Report HCIL-2011.

Sharma P, Khurana U, Shneiderman B, Scharrenbroich M, Locke J.  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.

2010


Sopan A, Freire M, Taieb-Maimon M, Golbeck J, Shneiderman B.  2010.  Exploring distributions: design and evaluation. University of Maryland, Human-Computer Interaction Lab Tech Report HCIL-2010-01.

May R, Hanrahan P, Keim DA, Shneiderman B, Card S.  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.

Wang T D, Wongsuphasawat K, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B.  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.

Dunne C, Shneiderman B, Dorr BJ, Klavans J.  2010.  iOpener Workbench: Tools for rapid understanding of scientific literature. Human-Computer Interaction Lab 27th Annual Symposium, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Freire M, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B, Golbeck J.  2010.  ManyNets: an interface for multiple network analysis and visualization. Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems.
:213-222.

2009


Shneiderman B, Churchill E, Fischer G, Goldberg K.  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.

Wang TD, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B, Spring N, Roseman D, Marchand G, Mukherjee V, Smith M.  2009.  Temporal Summaries: Supporting Temporal Categorical Searching, Aggregation and Comparison. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 15(6):1049-1056.

Bonsignore EM, Dunne C, Rotman D, Smith M, Capone T, Hansen DL, Shneiderman B.  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.

Gillam M, Feied C, MOODY E, Shneiderman B, Smith M, DICKASON J.  2009.  HEALTH AND WELLBEING. The fourth paradigm: data-intensive scientific discovery.
:57-57.

Fischer G, Jennings P, Maher M L, Resnick M, Shneiderman B.  2009.  Creativity challenges and opportunities in social computing. Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems.
:3283-3286.

Shneiderman B.  2009.  Understanding social computing participation with visual exploration tools. International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems, 2009. CTS '09.
:xi-xii-xi-xii.

Preece J, Shneiderman B.  2009.  The reader-to-leader framework: Motivating technology-mediated social participation. AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction. 1(1):13-32.

Smith MA, Shneiderman B, Milic-Frayling N, Mendes Rodrigues E, Barash V, Dunne C, Capone T, Perer A, Gleave E.  2009.  Analyzing (social media) networks with NodeXL. Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Communities and technologies.
:255-264.

Shneiderman B.  2009.  Creativity Support Tools: A Grand Challenge for HCI Researchers. Engineering the User InterfaceEngineering the User Interface.
:1-9.

Shneiderman B.  2009.  Civic Collaboration. ScienceScience. 325(5940):540-540.

Hansen DL, Rotman D, Bonsignore E, Milic-Frayling N, Rodrigues EM, Smith M, Shneiderman B.  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.

Aris A, Shneiderman B, Qazvinian V, Radev D.  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.

Wang TD, Plaisant C, Shneiderman B, Spring N, Roseman D, Marchand G, Mukherjee V, Smith M.  2009.  Temporal Summaries: Supporting Temporal Categorical Searching, Aggregation and Comparison. Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on. 15(6):1049-1056.

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