Saul Greenberg

Saul Greenberg
Professor Emeritus, Faculty Professor

human-computer interaction
ubiquitous computing
computer supported cooperative work

Department of Computer Science
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

Cell: +1 403 688-4208

Brief Biography

Saul Greenberg is a Faculty Professor and Emeritus Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. While he is a computer scientist by training, the work by Saul and his talented students typify the cross-discipline aspects of Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, and Ubiquitous Computing. He and his crew are well known for their development of:

  • toolkits enabling rapid prototyping of groupware and ubiquitous appliances;
  • innovative and seminal system designs based on observations of social phenomenon;
  • articulation of design-oriented social science theories, and
  • refinement of evaluation methods.

Saul's research is well-recognized. His work is highly cited: Google Scholar states his H-Index is 98 with ~31,000 citations. He is an ACM Fellow, and has held the AITF/NSERC/Smart Technologies Industrial Chair in Interactive Technologies. He was elected to the ACM CHI Academy for his overall contributions to the field of Human Computer Interaction, and also received the Canadian Human Computer Communications Society Achievement Award, the ACM UIST Lasting Impact Award, and the ACM ISS 10-Year Impact Award.

Saul has also consulted for various well-known companies as an Expert Witness involving patent infringement matters.

He is also the creator of the Timelapse image analyser, used internationally by scientists to encode data from thousands to millions of camera trap images.

Saul is a prolific author who has authored and edited several books and published many refereed articles, available at his research web site. He is also known for his strong commitment in making his tools, systems, and educational material readily available to other researchers and educators.

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