Jen Golbeck's social media research described in Fortune article, "CONTAGION-From Justin Bieber to data scientists, how Twitter got hot in the academy."
Jon Froehlich (PI) and Tamara Clegg (co-PI) awarded $550,000 NSF Cyberlearning EXP grant for "BodyVis: Advancing New Science Learning and Inquiry Experiences via Custom Designed Wearable On-Body Sensing and Visualization."
Tamara Clegg (PI), June Ahn (co-PI), and Jason Yip (co-PI) were awarded $1.3M NSF Cyberlearning DIP grant for "ScienceKit for Science Everywhere: A Seamless Scientizing Ecosystem for Raising Scientifically Minded Children."
Kotaro Hara receives IBM Ph.D. fellowship 2014-2015 for his work in HCI, using crowd-sourcing to solve accessibility issues. IBM Ph.D. Fellowships honor exceptional students worldwide who "have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation."
The Future of Information Alliance was featured in The Baltimore Sun article, "Programmers answer O'Malley's challenge to create bay-friendly apps," for its work in coordinating the hackathon.
New Interim Director of HCIL
Mona Leigh Guha will be the Interim Director for the Human-Computer Interaction Lab during the 2014-2015 academic year while Jennifer Golbeck is on sabbatical. Mona Leigh has been with the lab for 12 years as a graduate student and later faculty member. We are excited for the leadership, enthusiasm and energy she brings to the lab.
HCIL grad student Meethu Malu and her partner Hitesh Maidasani, from Jon Froehlich's CMSC838F 'Maker' course, won the Instructables Grand Prize in the "Maker Family Contest" for their StarryNight project.
Ben Bederson was appointed Associate Provost of Learning Initiatives and founding Executive Director of the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC).
Who We Are
The HCIL has a long, rich history of transforming the experience people have with new technologies. From understanding user needs, to developing and evaluating those technologies, the lab's faculty, staff, and students have been leading the way in HCI research and teaching. read more about the HCIL and it’s mission>
Celebrating 30 Years of Contributions to HCI
The University of Maryland iSchool and HCIL have an open rank faculty position available in HCI! We are looking for a new creative and forward-thinking colleague with an outstanding record of research and teaching in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).
Interested in an extended stay at the HCIL? Industrial visitors can spend six months or more learning about HCI working with us on active projects - such as recent visitors from Toyota, Toshiba and Hitachi.