Jimmy Lin was awarded the University System of Maryland Board of Regents 2014 Faculty Award for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for his early research on question answering and later applications to the clinical domain at the National Library of Medicine.
Ben Bederson was appointed Associate Provost of Learning Initiatives and founding Executive Director of the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC).
Jen Golbeck spoke at TEDxMidAtlantic about "The Curly Fry Conundrum: Why social media 'likes' say more than you might think."
Ben Shneiderman, Catherine Plaisant, and the HCIL were featured in "People of ACM: Ben Shneiderman" on ACM Digital Library for which Ben was interviewed about his research.
Senator Barbara Mikulski congradulates the HCIL on 30 years of "ingenuity and innovation" in a letter sent on May 22, 2013.
Jen Golbeck stood in for Kojo Nnamdi as the guest host for several shows on 1/15, 1/16, 1/22, 1/23, 3/12, and 3/27/2014, including shows titled "Preserving Cuisine As Cultural Heritage" and "Overprotected Kids."
June Ahn and Mega Subramaniam's NSF-funded Sci-Dentity research was featured in UMD Right Now's article, "UMD Project Helps D.C. Students Build 'Sci-Dentities'" on January 10, 2014.
Jessica Vitak was quoted in Oprah's "17 Make-It-Happen Makeovers to Try Today: Your Online Persona" referencing her work on context collapse and impression management strategies.
Leah Findelater wins NSF Career Award to study "Scaling up Mobile Accessibility through Touchscreen Personalization" on February 11, 2014.
Some of Ben Shneiderman's early photos are featured in the Computer History Museum's online exibit, entitled, "Computer Pioneers: Photos from the Field."
Kotaro Hara was awarded the IBM PhD Fellowship, aimed at students who "have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation."
To celebrate the HCIL's 30th anniversary, Interactions Magazine featured the HCIL in an article entitled, "30 Years at the University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)."
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.