Ben Shneiderman named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

On December 15, 2015, the National Academic of Inventors named Professor Ben Shneiderman as a NAI fellow. He will be inducted on April 15, 2016 during the Fifth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Shneiderman was named along with three other faculty members at the University of Maryland.   

From the NAI Press Release:

“Those elected to the rank of NAI Fellow are named inventors on U.S. patents and were nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation in areas such as patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and support and enhancement of innovation.”

The full list of award winners is here: http://academyofinventors.org/search-fellows.asp

Please also read the full press release from The College of Computer Math and Natural Sciences on Professor Shneiderman’s award. 

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