Jain Named ACM Senior Member

Eakta Jain, Ph.D.

Eakta Jain, Ph.D., an associate professor at the UF Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), was named a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 

Dr. Jain’s research interests include human-centered computing, and graphics and visualization. Her research focuses on creating authentic, believable, expressive models of humans, and user privacy and security with wearable and eye-tracking technology. Dr. Jain has received funding from Facebook/Oculus and Google/YouTube, federal funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and state funding from the Florida Department of Transportation. In 2022 she was elected as a director-at-Large of the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee where she has been a contributing member for the last 10 years. 

“I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to the department for their support, especially to the senior faculty on the awards committee for their encouragement and feedback, and to my colleagues who shared their materials and their experiences,” Dr. Jain said.  

Dr. Jain received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and her B.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Dr. Jain joined CISE in 2014. 

The ACM Senior Member program, initiated in 2006, includes members with at least 10 years of professional experience who have demonstrated performance through technical leadership, and technical or professional contributions. ACM Senior Member status recognizes the top 25 percent of ACM Professional Members for their demonstrated excellence in the computing field. 

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