ICMI 2021 Awards

Sustained Accomplishment Award

(This award is given to a senior scientist who has made innovative, long-lasting, and influential contributions to the field of multimodal interaction, interfaces, and systems.)

We are very happy to announce that the Sustained Accomplishment Award 2021 is awarded to Elisabeth André, University of Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany https://www.uni-augsburg.de/en/fakultaet/fai/informatik/prof/hcm/team/andre/. Elisabeth will give a keynote talk on Socially Interactive Artificial Intelligence: Past, Present and Future. For more information, please see Keynotes.

Elisabeth André

Elisabeth André is a full professor of Computer Science and Founding Chair of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence at Augsburg University in Germany. She has a long track record in multimodal human-machine interaction, embodied conversational agents, social robotics, affective computing and social signal processing. Her work has won many awards including the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz Prize 2021, with 2.5 Mio € the highest endowed German research award. In 2010, Elisabeth André was elected a member of the prestigious Academy of Europe, and the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. In 2017, she was elected to the CHI Academy, an honorary group of leaders in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. To honor her achievements in bringing Artificial Intelligence techniques to Human-Computer Interaction, she was awarded a EurAI fellowship (European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence) in 2013. In 2019, she was named one of the 10 most influential figures in the history of AI in Germany by the National Society for Informatics (GI). Since 2019, she is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.

Blue Sky Papers Awards:

First Place: Sandy Pentland
Optimized Human-A.I. Group Decision Making: A Personal View

Second Place: Georgios Rizos
Towards Sonification in Multimodal and User-Friendly Explainable Artificial Intelligence

Third Place: Philippe Palanque
Dependability and Safety: Two Clouds in the Blue Sky of Multimodal Interaction

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