Gerhard Fischer (professor)

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Gerhard Fischer
NationalityGerman and American
Alma materUniversity of Hamburg
University of Heidelberg
AwardsCHI Academy, ACM Fellow, RIGO Award (SIGDOC), Honorary PhD (University of Gothenburg)
Scientific career
FieldsDesign, meta-design, human-computer interaction, lifelong learning, Intelligence Augmentation (IA)
InstitutionsUniversity of Colorado, Boulder
Doctoral advisorKlaus Brunnstein
Other academic advisorsHerbert A. Simon (Habilitation Advisor)

Gerhard Fischer (born July 2, 1945) is a German-born computer scientist who is Professor of Computer Science, a Fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science, and the founder and director of the Center for LifeLong Learning & Design at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Inducted into the SIGCHI Academy in 2007 for introducing visionary, long-lasting research themes to CHI by creatively combining European and American research traditions[1]
  • Elected as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)[2] in 2009 for “contributions to human-computer interaction and computer-mediated lifelong learning.”
  • Awarded the RIGO[3] Award from the ACM Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (SIGDOC) in 2012 for research on new conceptual frameworks and new media
  • Appointed “honorary doctor” at the IT Faculty, University of Gothenburg,[4] Sweden in 2015[5]


  1. ^ "2007 SIGCHI Awards - ACM SIGCHI". Retrieved 30 April 2023.
  2. ^ "Gerhard Fischer". Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  3. ^ "Rigo Award – ACM SIGDOC". Retrieved 1 August 2023.
  4. ^ "IT Faculty, University of Gothenburg". University of Gothenburg. 8 February 2024.
  5. ^ "Gerhard Fischer new honorary doctor at the IT Faculty". University of Gothenburg. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2020.

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