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