UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — John M. “Jack” Carroll, Distinguished Professor of Data Sciences and Know-how, is one in all six recipients of the 2020/2021 Pioneer in Human-Laptop Interplay Award of the Worldwide Federation for Data Processing Technical Committee on Human-Laptop Interplay.
The IFIP TC13 appoints pioneers to honor the best contributors to the event and development of the sector of HCI. Particularly, an IFIP TC Pioneer is one who, by means of energetic participation in IFIP technical committees or associated teams, has made excellent contributions to the tutorial, theoretical, technical, business or skilled points of research, design, building, analysis and use of interactive techniques.
Carroll is the second recipient from the U.S. for the reason that award was established in 2010.
“This recognition from IFIP means loads to me as a result of it jogs my memory how vital it was to my improvement and to my success to have had a big and numerous set of worldwide colleagues for mainly my entire profession,” mentioned Carroll. “I’ve at all times had entry to an awesome number of mental views and contexts, and far more.
Carroll, who started his profession at IBM within the Nineteen Seventies, traveled internationally to “study in regards to the wider world in order that IBM may function within the wider world.”
He mentioned, “I realized loads: about sociotechnical techniques, laptop ergonomics, work psychology, and about IFIP. IFIP had the imaginative and prescient of integrating computing internationally, nation by nation, such that each nation mattered.”
Carroll is a founder and main researcher within the subject of human-computer interplay, which mixes social and cognitive science with data expertise and design. With a background in arithmetic, linguistics and psychology, his analysis pursuits embody neighborhood innovation, well being informatics and wellbeing, coproduction, and the transformation of on a regular basis life by means of data expertise.
His landmark e-book, “The Nurnberg Funnel,” introduced a minimalist method to educational design by having the learner — slightly than the trainer — decide the strategies of instruction to maximise energetic engagement based mostly on their wants. In 2015, In style Science named him the “Man Who Killed The Handbook” for his improvement of the minimalist data and educational design mannequin.
At Penn State, he serves as director of Penn State’s Heart for Human-Laptop Interplay and co-director of the College of Information Sciences and Technology‘s Collaboration and Innovation Laboratory. He holds courtesy appointments as professor from the universities of Engineering, Training and Liberal Arts. In 2018, he obtained a College Scholar Medal in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Penn State.
In October 2020, Carroll was named a Fellow of IFIP, which acknowledges people of the very best skilled standing in experience who’ve made substantial and enduring contributions to the data and communications expertise and sciences.
Carroll has earned three lifetime achievement awards from the Affiliation for Computing Equipment and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and has been elected a fellow or honorary fellow of eight scholarly societies. He has written 27 books and greater than 300 analysis papers, and has obtained greater than 50 analysis grants.