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CHIMe 2020

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a field where aspects such as culture, socio-economic background, gender, race, physical and mental abilities, etc., should be considered in the systems that we build and study. Given its focus on both computing, design, and people, there is a clear argument for the development of diverse researchers who bring to bear a wide range of experiences in their approaches to problem-solving. CHI Mentoring (CHIMe) was designed to do exactly that.

The CHIMe 2020 symposium will be the fourth in a series designed to bring together, a unique, talented group of underrepresented students doing research in HCI with the following goals in mind:

  • Help students build relationships/networks with their peers
  • Help students build relationships/networks with leaders in the HCI field
  • Provide a welcoming environment for mentoring and collaboration
  • Encourage the students’ participation in the leading research venue in their field – CHI 2020

Networking Event Structure

CHIMe 2020 will be virtual this year. The event will be run as a series of presentations and panels session designed to inform, inspire, and encourage our future scientists. We will bring together leading researchers in the field to present topics to student attendees ranging from research to professionalization topics. Examples include sessions on:

• Top challenges/directions in HCI
• Succeeding in an HCI graduate program
• How to get the most out of CHI
• Perspectives on HCI jobs in industry, academia, and beyond
• Research questions in specific sub-areas of HCI (e.g. health and accessibility, ubiquitous computing, games, privacy, theory, CS education)

If you have any questions about the CHIMe workshop’s accessibility check the CHI 2020 accessibility information.

Workshop Dates

The workshop will be held Friday, April 24th, 2020.

Workshop Location

Our workshop will be hosted on zoom. We will share the links to join with registered attendees.



Robin Brewer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Denae Ford, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA

Martez Mott, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA