Elizabeth F. Churchill

Elizabeth F. Churchill
BornCalcutta, India
ResidenceSan Francisco, California
Fields Human-computer Interaction
Cognitive Science
Experimental Psychology
Artificial Intelligence
Institutions Google Past: eBay, Yahoo, PARC, FXPal
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Doctoral advisorRichard Young, Thomas Green
Other academic advisorsThomas P. Moran
Known for Feminism and HCI,
Public and Situated Displays,
Embodied Conversational Agents
Notable awardsACM Distinguished Scientist


Elizabeth Frances Churchill is a Uk American psychologist focusing on human-computer interaction (HCI) and cultural computing. She actually is the Secretary-Treasurer from the ACM and it is a Movie director of User Knowledge at Google.


Churchill was created in Calcutta, India and moved to Newcastle upon Tyne in her early child years. She obtained a B.Sc. in Experimental Mindset and a M.S. in Understanding Centered Systems from Sussex University or college in britain where she done Soar simulations. After completing a Ph.D. (1994) from your University or college of Cambridge, she became a member of University or college of Nottingham like a Postdoc. In 1997, she relocated to California, USA to become listed on FXPAL where she created and business lead their Social Processing Group. In 2004, Churchill became a member of Palo Alto Study Middle (PARC). She became a member of Yahoo! in 2006 like a primary study scientist, where she created and led the web Encounters Group in the Microeconomics and Sociable Systems department of Yahoo! Labs. Her group and study was multidisciplinary, dealing with the intersection of pc research, cognitive and cultural psychology, design research, neuroscience, analytics, and anthropology. She once was Movie director of Human Pc Relationship for eBay Analysis Labs in San Jose, CA. Presently, she actually is a Movie director of User Knowledge at Google in Hill View, CA. In '09 2009, she was elected as the Professional Vice Leader of ACM SIGCHI on the joint ballot with Gerrit truck der Veer, SIGCHI's leader.


Churchill is well known on her focus on Embodied Conversational Agencies and co-edited a reserve from the same name, a location of HCI which uses pc generated embodied agencies as well as a style of gesture and face expression to allow face-to-face speech conversation with people. She actually is also known on her behalf work on open public shows and installations. In 2011, she co-edited a particular journal concern on Feminism and HCI with Shaowen Bardzell at Indiana College or university Bloomington.

Academic work

Churchill offers chaired and work the technical system in several best meetings and publishes regularly in top-tier academics journals and meetings in computer technology, human-computer connection, sociology, and related areas. Her work provides appeared in a variety of newspapers and periodicals all over the world including Scientific American and SFGate.