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Montana Tech Computer Science Faculty Member and Students receive Best Paper Award


Dr. Keith Vertanen, Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Montana Tech, along with his two students, Haythem Memmi and Justin Emge, received a best paper award for their paper "VelociTap: Investigating Fast Mobile Text Entry using Sentence-Based Decoding of Touchscreen Keyboard Input." The paper will be presented at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015). "Receiving a Best Paper Award is an outstanding accomplishment," noted Vertanen. "It indicates that the CHI Associate Chairs and Best Papers committee identified our paper as being among the top 1% of all submissions to the conference."

CHI (pronounced "kai") is the world’s premier Computer Human Interaction conference and will be held in Seoul April 18-23, 2015. CHI attracts the world’s leading researchers and practitioners in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) from businesses and universities to share ground-breaking research and innovations related to how humans interact with digital technologies. The Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) CHI conference presents a highly selective showcase of the very best advances across the disciplines of computer science, cognitive psychology, design, social science, human factors, artificial intelligence, graphics, visualization, multi-media design and other disciplines.