Sheelagh Carpendale is a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Calgary where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Information Visualization and NSERC/AITF/SMART Technologies Industrial Research Chair in Interactive Technologies. Her research on information visualization, large interactive displays, and new media draws on her dual background in Computer Science (BSc. and Ph.D. Simon Fraser University) and Visual Arts (Sheridan College, School of Design and Emily Carr, College of Art). She has received an ASTech Innovations in Technology award; and the CHCCS Achievement Award for her substantial contributions to the fields of computer graphics, visualization, or human-computer interaction, among other awards. She leads the Innovations in Visualization (InnoVis) research group and initiated the interdisciplinary graduate programs in Computational Media Design. She is an internationally renowned leader in both information visualization and multi-touch tabletop interaction.