CCB Conference Keynote Speakers

Ben A. Shneiderman
Distinguished University Professor
Department of Computer Science

Ben ShneidermanBen Shneiderman is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and a member of the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was elected as a Fellow of the Association for Computing (ACM) in 1997 and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2001. He received the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
He pioneered the highlighted textual link in 1983, and it became part of Hyperties, a precursor to the web. His move into information visualization spawned Spotfire, known for pharmaceutical drug discovery and genomic data analysis. He is a technical advisor for the treemap visualization producer, The Hive Group. Dr. Schneiderman will be presenting a keynote speech entitled "Clarifying Network Structures: Novel Layouts and Motif Simplification."


Paul Ormerod

Paul Ormerod
Partner, Volterra Consulting and 
Fellow of the British Academy of the Social Sciences


Paul Omerod is an economist, author and entrepreneur. He is a Fellow of the British Academy for the Social Sciences and in the 2007/2008 academic year was a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Durham. In July 2009 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Durham for the "distinction of his contributions to the discipline of economics."  Paul presents regularly at a wide range of business and academic events. He recently was a keynote speaker at, for example, the Adelaide Festival of Ideas and the TTI/Vanguard conference in Washington DC on Taming Complexity. Speaking internationally, his seminar and speaking engagements have taken him to Zurich, Vienna, Lake Maggiore, Brisbane and Sydney.

For many years Paul has been a keen hill walker. He notes a specifically British obsession with hills is to tick off lists of summits one has climbed. He is number 54 on the all-time list of those who have climbed all the 2,000 foot summits in England and Wales.