Ronald M. Baecker

Author, Professor Emeritus, Organizer and Chair of

An internationally recognized innovator, author, speaker, teacher, and mentor, Ron is Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, where he co-founded the Dynamic Graphics Project (DGP), and founded the Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) and the Technologies for Aging Gracefully lab (TAGlab). He has been named one of the 60 Pioneers of Computer Graphics by ACM SIGGRAPH, has been elected to the CHI (Computers and Human Interaction) Academy by ACM SIGCHI, has been named an ACM Fellow, and has been given a Canadian Digital Media Pioneer Award. He received the Social Impact Award at ACM CHI2020 and is an ACM Distinguished Speaker for 2022-5. He is also the organizer of the virtual community and resource hub His three recent books deal with computers and society and computer ethics, most recently, Digital Dreams Have Become Nightmares: What We Must Do. His is about to finish his next book, Ethical Tech Startup Guide, based on what he learned from founding 5 software firms.