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

04/09/2015

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.