Victoria Bellotti

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Victoria Bellotti
Born Manchester, UK
Residence San Francisco, California, USA
Citizenship American
Alma mater Queen Mary and Westfield College
University College London
Scientific career
Fields Human-computer interaction
Personal Information Management
Institutions Lyft, Inc.
University of California, Santa Cruz

Victoria Bellotti is a User Experience Manager for Growth at Lyft, Inc. Previously, she was a Research Fellow in the Computer Sciences Lab (CSL) at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). She is known for her work in the area of personal information management[1] and task management, but from 2010 to 2018 she began researching context-aware peer-to-peer transaction partner matching and motivations for using peer-to-peer marketplaces which led to her joining Lyft. She received her Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction from Westfield College and Queen Mary, a B.S. in Psychology, and a M.S. in Ergonomics from University College (London University in the United Kingdom).[2] Victoria also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Jack Baskin School of Engineering at University of California Santa Cruz, on the Editorial Board of the Personal and Ubiquitous Computing[3] and as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of HCI.[4] She is an active researcher in the HCI community, and has been serving as one of the two co-chairs of the "Understanding People" technical papers subcommittee for 2013 and 2014 of the ACM SIGCHI conference.[5] In 2013 she was awarded membership of the ACM SIGCHI Academy for her contributions to the field and professional community of Human Computer Interaction.[6][7] Until now, Victoria has co-authored 19 patents and over 60 papers with an overall citation count of 12,546, h-index of 43 and i10-index of 84.[8]

Victoria was also the developer of PARC's Opportunity Discovery research and strategic investment targeting program. This program assists its clients by helping to send them in the best direction with new technology-centered business ventures. She is constantly studying people to understand their practices, problems, and what they will need to do to be able to use future technologies.[9]

Before joining PARC, Victoria worked for London University UK, The British Government's Department of Trade and Industry, EuroPARC, and Apple Research Lab; where she focused on domains such as transportation, process control, computer-mediated communication, collaboration, and ubiquitous computing.


  1. ^ PIM/PDM
  2. ^ "Victoria Bellotti". PARC publications. 
  3. ^ Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
  4. ^ International Journal of HCI
  5. ^ ACM CHI
  6. ^ "SIGCHI Awards". Archived from the original on 2014-10-23. Retrieved 2014-10-12. 
  7. ^ CHI Academy
  8. ^ Google Scholar
  9. ^ "Victoria Bellotti". PARC publications. 

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