UCL Computer Science researcher elected to US National Academy of Engineering

Yvonne Rogers
Yvonne Rogers
Professor Yvonne Rogers, Director of UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC) and Deputy Head of UCL Computer Science, has received one of the highest international honours in engineering.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in the US acknowledges Professor Rogers’ groundbreaking work in advancing human-centric computing through technical innovations and worldwide education.

Professor Rogers joins an elite cohort of 21 international members who have been elected to NAE’s Class of 2024. This selection underscores her significant contributions to engineering research, practice, and education, as well as her pioneering efforts in developing new fields of technology and implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.

Professor Rogers is best known for her foundational work on innovative learning technologies, new theories about how technology enhances human behaviour and alternative methodologies. Her extensive research has been influential in shaping Human-Computer Interaction and has led to many books and publications.

Her groundbreaking research has already received international acclaim. In 2022, she received the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award for outstanding contributions to the study of human-computer interaction, and the Royal Society Robin Milner Medal for Computer Science. Her collaborative efforts with industrial partners have been recognised with a Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator Award.

In response to her election, Professor Rogers said: "To be recognised as a member of the National Academy of Engineering is wonderful news for my field of Human-Computer Interaction and for computer science more widely. It is a great honour to join such a distinguished cohort of engineers."

The NAE’s announcement of 114 new members and 21 international members brings the total US membership to 2,310 and the number of international members to 332. Election to the NAE is considered one of the highest professional distinctions for engineers, highlighting individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field.

Dr Michael Spence, UCL President and Provost, said: "I am immensely proud of Yvonne’s latest achievement, earning such a high accolade in the field of engineering. This is great news for UCL and will help to raise the profile of Yvonne’s area of research in Human-Computer Interaction, as well as the field of computer science. The honour is very well-deserved."
  •  Professor Yvonne Rogers.

Matt Midgley

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