Ben Bederson is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland where he is the director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) working in Information Visualization, user interface interaction techniques, and groupware. He is well known in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, e.g., for his work on Zoomable User Interfaces (Pad++ and then Jazz).
Dr. Bederson got his B.S. from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M.S. as well as his PhD from New York University. He has got the Janet Fabri Memorial Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Computer Science, Courant Institute, New York University. He has consulted with Xerox PARC, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Pennie & Edmonds LLP, the Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Lockheed Martin Astronautics, and the Sony Research Corportion. Dr. Bederson holds several software patents, one of which is on "TV Picture Compression and Expansion". He is the author or co-author of many reviewed journal and conference proceedings articles.
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