Prof. Simone Diniz Junqueira Barbosa Departamento de Informática, PUC-Rio R. Marquês de São Vicente, 225/501 RDC Gávea, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22451-900, Brasil
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Simone Diniz Junqueira Barbosa is Associate Professor at the Informatics Department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), where she teaches, advises and conducts research in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Level 2 researcher in CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development in Brazil), her current research interests involve: model-based interactive systems design; data science, information visualization, and visual analytics; digital storytelling; increasing the quality of use (e.g. usability, communicability, accessibility) of interactive systems in diverse domains, by means of adaptation, analogy-making mechanisms, and other artificial intelligence techniques. In 2010 she co-authored the HCI textbook 'Interação Humano-Computador', for the Brazilian Computer Society series, first published by Elsevier, now self-published.
In 2019, Simone received the IFIP TC13 Pioneer Award, granted to those who have "made outstanding contributions to the educational, theoretical, technical, commercial or professional aspects of analysis, design, construction, evaluation and use of interactive systems". In 2020, she was awarded the "Prêmio Carreira de Destaque em IHC", granted by the Special Comission for Human-Computer Interaction of the Brazilian Computer Society (Comissão Especial de Interação Humano-Computador (CEIHC) da Sociedade Brasileira de Computação).
From 2005-2009, Simone was the head of the Semiotic Engineering Research Group (SERG), and in 2010, she founded the IDEIAS lab. In 2019, IDEIAS and SERG have merged. Simone Barbosa has led research projects, funded by CNPq, FAPERJ, Microsoft Research, and Hewlett-Packard. She has also participated in several projects funded by governmental agencies and organizations, as well as private companies. She has collaborated with multiple labs at PUC-Rio and currently co-coordinates DasLab and ExACTa.
She has served in organization and technical program committees of several national and international conferences, e.g., program co-chair of the first Latin-American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, CLIHC 2003; late-breaking results co-chair for (ACM/SIGCHI) CHI 2005; general co-chair of (IFIP TC 13) INTERACT 2007, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; panels co-chair for CHI 2011; general co-chair of (ACM/SIGCHI) EICS 2012, held in Copenhagen, Denmark; late-breaking results co-chair for EICS 2013; program co-chair for IHC 2013; tutorials co-chair for EICS 2014; full papers co-chair for INTERACT 2015; SIG meetings co-chair for CHI 2015 and CHI 2016; program chair for IS-EUD 2017; demos chair for EICS 2017; and general co-chair of CHI 2022.
She was the Brazilian Computer Society's representative in IFIP TC 13 from 2008 to 2013, when she became an expert member and later Vice-chair for Working Groups and Special Interest Groups. From 2013-2015 she was the chair of the Special Commission for HCI of the Brazilian Computer Society. In 2015, she co-proposed the creation of the IFIP TC 13 INTERACT Steering committee, of which she remains a member. In August 2019, she joined the CHI Steering Committee as a voting member.
From October 2016 to September 2019, she was co-Editor-in-Chief of ACM Interactions Magazine. She was a member of several editorial boards: of the SBC Journal of Interactive Systems (2014-2019); of Interacting with Computers (2009-2020; formerly published by Elsevier, now by Oxford University Press); Springer's CCIS book series (2012-2020); and SBC's Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development (2016-2020; formerly published by Springer). In 2019, she was Associate Editor of the Journal of Computer Languages, by Elsevier, responsible for coordinating the Visual Languages and Computing Technology track. She is currently a member of the editorial boards of: IxD&A (2011-present) and Springer's HCI book series (since 2012).