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Thomas Hewett

Thomas T. Hewett

Professor Emeritus of Psychology and of Computer Science, Departments of Psychology and of Computer Science

Dr. Hewett’s major teaching interests included human-computer interaction, design of computer support tools for knowledge workers, and human factors. His research has focused on the cognitive engineering of computing support systems for a variety of creative expert knowledge workers and computing support for teaching-learning activities. His hands-on professional experience has included designing, implementing and/or evaluating technology support systems for individuals and groups as diverse as digital artists, mathematicians, intelligence analysts, project managers and police force emergency first responders.

Education

  • PhD, Psycholinguistics, University of Illinois
  • MS, Social Psychology, University of Illinois
  • BS, Psychology, with a Minor in Anthropology, University of Utah

Research/Teaching Interests

Human-computer interaction, design of computer support tools for knowledge workers, human factors

Awards and Recognition

  • 2014 SIGCHI (Special Interest Group on Computer Human     Interaction) Lifetime Service Award
  • Visiting Professor or Researcher: University of Technology Sydney, Drakontas, LLC, Technological University of Eindhoven, Loughborough University, CHI Systems, Inc., The University of Vienna
  • Louis and Bessie Stein Family Fellowships, 2004, 2006
  • Silver Core Award for Service to IFIP, International Federation of Information Processing Societies, 1998
  • Lilly Pennsylvania Program Fellow, 1979-80, 1980-81

Professional Activities and Associations

  • Member, Franklin Institute Committee on Science and the Arts Award Committee, 1995-2013
  • Papers Program Chair or Co-Chair for three Creativity and Cognition Conferences (2002, 2005, 2013)
  • Corresponding Member, Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge Committee (2007)
  • Co-Chair, CHI ’94 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
  • SIGCHI Executive Committee (1989-1993)
  • Chair, SIGCHI Curriculum Committee (1988-1991)

Patents

  • Co-Inventor: System for generating periodic reports generating trend analysis and intervention for monitoring daily living activity.  Patent #6108685.  Issued 8/22/2000.
  • Co-Inventor, System for generating periodic reports, generating trend analysis and intervention in accordance with trend analysis from a detection subsystem for monitoring daily living activity.  Patent #5692215.  Issued 11/25/1997.