Orit Shaer

Professor of Computer Science, Wellesley College

Orit Shaer is a Professor of Computer Science at Wellesley College. She directs the Wellesley College Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab. Her research focuses on novel human-computer interaction for the future of work and learning, including tangible and embodied interaction, and mixed-reality interfaces. Dr. Shaer is a co-author of a new ACM book titled “Weaving Fire into Form: Aspirations for Tangible and Embodied Interaction” (in press). She is a Senior Member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), and a recipient of several NSF and industry awards including the prestigious NSF CAREER Award, Agilent Technologies Research Award, and Google App Engine Education Award. At Wellesley she was awarded the Pinanski Prize for Excellent Teaching.

Dr. Shaer has served on dozens of program committees, editorial boards, and review panels. She is a steering committee member of the ACM conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) and served as a Program Chair in 2020, 2017, and 2010. Shaer received her PhD in Computer Science from Tufts University.