Eller Professor of Management Information Systems Named Senior Member of National Academy of Inventors

Feb. 19, 2020


Joseph Valacich, professor of management information systems at the Eller College of Management, was recently named a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors.

Valacich is the co-founder and chief science officer of Neuro-ID, a company that provides technology designed to enhance data from online forms. The company focuses on measuring factors associated with these forms, including hesitations, answer changes, and mouse movements linked with user uncertainty.

Three other University of Arizona researchers were also chosen as National Academy of Inventors senior members: Professor of Pharmacology Rajeesh Khanna, Assistant Research Scientist Jordan Lancaster and Professor of Optical Sciences James T. Schwigerling.

“Throughout their careers, all of these innovators have kept the goal of making a better world through their work at the forefront,” says Doug Hockstad, assistant vice president of Tech Launch Arizona. "We're proud of their achievements and look forward to many more years of collaboration with each of them.”

Valacich is a fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and is a prolific scholar with multiple issued and pending patents focused on analyzing fine-grained human-computer interaction data to infer user intent and confidence. He earned his PhD in MIS at the University of Arizona in 1989 and also has a BS in computer science and an MBA from the University of Montana.

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