Gloria Mark is a professor in UCI's Department of Informatics. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University. Prior to joining UCI, she was a research scientist at the GMD (German National Research Center for Information Technology), in Bonn, Germany; a visiting research scientist at the Boeing Company; and a research scientist at the Electronic Data Systems Center for Advanced Research. Mark's research focuses on the design and evaluation of collaborative systems. Her current projects include studying multi-tasking of information workers, technology use in disrupted environments and the use of virtual worlds for work collaboration. In 2006, she received a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Mark has published in numerous conferences and journals, including the ACM CSCW, CHI, ECSCW, DIS, Group, and RE conferences and CSCW, CACM, and ISR journals. She was program chair for the ACM CSCW'06, ACM Group'05, and CSCW'12 conferences, and is on the editorial board of the CSCW journal.