Shumin Zhai is Principal Scientist and Director of GBoard and Interaction Methods at Google. His research career has contributed to both foundational models and understandings of human-computer interaction (HCI) and practical user interface designs, inventions, and flagship products. His publications have won the ACM UIST Lasting Impact Award , the ACM Mobile HCI Impact Award, and the IEEE Computer Society Best Paper Award, among others. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (2009-2015). He received his Ph.D. degree at the University of Toronto in 1995. In 2006, he was named to ACM's inaugural class of Distinguished Scientists. In 2010 he was named Member of the ACM CHI Academy and Fellow of the ACM.