Gloria Mark

Professor
University of California, Irvine

Gloria Mark is Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. She received her PhD from Columbia University in psychology. She has been a visiting senior researcher at Microsoft Research since 2012. Her primary research interest is in understanding the impact of digital media on people's lives and she is best known for her work in studying people's multitasking, mood and behavior, while using digital media in real world environments. She has published over 150 papers in the top journals and conferences in the fields of human-computer interactions (HCI) and Computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) and is author of the book Multitasking in the Digital Age. She was inducted into the ACM SIGCHI Academy in 2017 in recognition for her contribution in HCI. In 2017, she was general co-chair of the ACM CHI conference, the premiere conference in the field of HCI. In her work she has partnered with a number of companies including Boeing, Intel, NASA, Kaiser Permanente, Deloitte, and others. She has been a Fulbright scholar and has received an NSF Career grant. Her work has been recognized outside of academia: she has spoken at the Aspen Ideas Festival, SXSW, Pew Research, and other venues, and her work on multitasking has appeared in the popular media, e.g. New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Atlantic, the BBC, and many others.

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