Proceedings: GI 2018

A conversation with CHCCS 2018 Achievement Award winner Dr. Gordon Kurtenbach

Gordon Kurtenbach (Autodesk Research)

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2018: Toronto, Ontario, 8-11 May 2018, 1 - 5

DOI 10.20380/GI2018.01

  • BibTex

    author = {Kurtenbach, Gordon},
    title = {A conversation with CHCCS 2018 Achievement Award winner Dr. Gordon Kurtenbach},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2018},
    series = {GI 2018},
    year = {2018},
    isbn = {978-0-9947868-3-8},
    location = {Toronto, Ontario},
    pages = {1 -- 5},
    numpages = {5},
    doi = {10.20380/GI2018.01},
    publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society / Soci{\'e}t{\'e} canadienne du dialogue humain-machine},


A 2018 CHCCS Achievement Award from the Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society is presented to Dr. Gordon Kurtenbach for his many contributions to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI), especially his work on novel interaction techniques for gesture-based and pen-based interfaces, his leadership in building arguably the most successful industry-based computer science research group in Canada, his exemplary role promoting collaboration between universities and industry in Canada, and his active mentorship of some of the best young Canadian researchers in the field. CHCCS invites a publication by the award winner to be included in the proceedings, and this year we continue the tradition of an interview format rather than a formal paper. This permits a casual discussion of the research areas, insights, and contributions of the award winner. What follows is an edited transcript of a conversation between Gordon Kurtenbach and Kellogg Booth that took place in March 2018.