Professor Aaron Quigley is the Chair of Human Computer Interaction and Director of Impact in Computer Science in the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Aaron is a general co-chair for the CHI conference in 2021.
Aaron is director of SACHI, the St Andrews Computer Human Interaction research group. Aaron's research interests include novel and on-body interaction, discreet human computer interaction, pervasive and ubiquitous computing and information visualisation. He has delivered over 50 invited talks and is an ACM Distinguished Speaker.
Aaron is the ACM SIGCHI Vice President of Conferences, member of the ACM Europe Conferences Working Group, a board member of ScotlandIS and member of the MobileHCI steering committee. His research and development has been supported by the EPSRC, AHRC, JISC, SFC, NDRC, EU FP7/FP6, SFI, Smart Internet CRC, NICTA, Wacom, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and MERL. He has published over 170 internationally peer-reviewed publications including edited volumes, journal papers, book chapters, conference and workshop papers and holds 3 patents.
Aaron has held academic and industry appointments in Australia, Japan, USA, Germany, Ireland and the UK. He was a program co-chair for the ACM IUI 2018 conference, the ACM MobileHCI 2014 General Co-Chair, ACM PerDis 2014 Program Chair, ACM UIST 2013 General Co-Chair and ACM ITS 2013 General Co-Chair. In total Aaron has had chairing roles in thirty international conferences and has served on over ninety conference and workshop program committees.
His research and personal goal is to empower the next billion people with a step-change in human machine interaction through advanced yet subtle and discreet human interface technologies to bridge the divide between the physical world we live in, and the digital world, where the power of computing currently resides.
In the University of St Andrews he is a member of the Business Ventures Group and he represents the Science faculty on the International Committee.
In addition to the above, outside of the University of St Andrews he is:
Member of the ACM SIGCHI Executive Committee,
Member of the Fife Innovation Group,
And, a convenor for the ACM Future of Computing Academy (16/17).
During his time in St Andrews he has served as deputy head of school, director of research, on the teaching and research ethics committee, knowledge exchange group committee and the Science/Medicine promotions panel. From 2012 - 2014, he was the deputy director and director for knowledge exchange for SICSA, the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance. He was the inaugural editor-in-chief for the journal Computers from 2011 - 2015. Since joining St Andrews he has held the following conference organisation roles:
ACM IUI 2018 Program Co-Chair
ACM MobileHCI 2016 Panels Co-Chair
ACM UIST 2015 Keynote Chair
ACM MobileHCI 2014 General Co-Chair
ACM PerDis 2014 Program Chair
ACM UIST 2013 General Co-Chair
ACM ITS 2013 General Co-Chair
ACM MobileHCI 2012 Tutorials Co-Chair
HCI 2012 Short Papers Co-Chair
Grid and Pervasive Computing 2011 Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair
Pervasive 2012 Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair
Dagstuhl Seminar 13452 Co-Organiser
Dagstuhl Seminar 15052 Co-Organiser