Narges Mahyar (co-chair)
Dr. Mahyar received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University
of Victoria. After that, and until August 2018 she has been a postdoctoral fellow in the Design
Lab of the University of California San Diego. She is starting as an
Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in
investigates real-world complex sociotechnical problems related to
civic decision making processes by combining experimental,
observational, and computational approaches.
Sandra B. Fan (co-chair)
Dr. Fan completed her Ph.D. at the University of Washington after developing the Co-Solve
system for collaborative problem solving online. Co-Solve supported both problem posers and
problem solvers, and solvers could participate in multiple roles.
Dr. Fan is currently a software engineer at
Steven Tanimoto (co-chair)
Dr. Tanimoto has served as a steering committee member of the VL/HCC
meeting series, and as program chair or co-general chair of the
conference in particular years. He is on the faculty of the Paul
G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University
of Washington, teaching courses on problem solving and on artificial
intelligence. He is particularly interested in computational
methodologies that support humans engaging with global challenges such
as climate change.