Vicki Hanson is President of ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery), the largest professional society for computing, globally serving missions of professionals and students.
Vicki is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Professor and Chair of Inclusive Technologies at the University of Dundee. A former Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, she has been working on issues of inclusion for older adults and disabled people throughout her career, first as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. She joined the IBM Research Division in 1986 where she founded and managed the Accessibility Research group. She has been at the University of Dundee since 2009 and at RIT since 2013.
She has served on research advisory boards and agenda setting committees in both the US and the UK. Her research focus is on accessibility of technology for people with disabilities, the ageing population, and related research ethics.