Photo of Luigi De Russis

Congratulations to Luigi De Russis, who has been appointed as an Adjunct Chair (AC) in the ACM SIGCHI Executive Committee.

He has been selected after an open call and will serve in the Executive Committee of the group, which is the premier international society for professionals and academics interested in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). SIGCHI is, indeed, the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction, and supports different conferences, journals, and other services that advance HCI through events and outreach.

In a blog post, SIGCHI President introduces six recently appointed adjunct chairs, including Luigi, and describes the selection process. To our knowledge, Luigi is the first member of Politecnico di Torino to join the committee.

Luigi will work as the AC for Community Support. From the blog post:

In his role as Adjunct Chair for Community Support, Luigi is guided by the values of ACM SIGCHI to understand, serve, and reach out to the community in any part of the world, taking responsibility for the initiatives he will be involved in, and setting up the infrastructures the community needs. He would aim for setting new practices and simplifying external-facing processes for community-oriented initiatives (like the SDF or the Gary Marsden Travel Awards), while preserving transparency and maintaining an open listening channel to provide meaningful experiences for our members. He would also like to introduce new mechanisms that support the community and continue to work towards eliminating barriers to participating in SIGCHI’s initiatives.