Human Computer Interaction

Founded in 1983, UMD’s Human-Computer Interaction lab is one of the world's oldest centers for the study of human centered computing. With a long history of creating innovative interaction designs and understanding human performance, we have contributed to the development of applications that serve the community. The HCIL is an interdisciplinary lab jointly operated by UMIACS and the College of Information Studies (iSchool), as well as comprised of faculty and students from Computer Science, Information Studies, Psychology, and other campus units. Our current work includes new approaches to information visualization, education, social computing, mobile devices, medical informatics and explores technology design methods with and for children.

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Recent News

Computer Science Department Ph.D. Student Rajesh Chitnis has been awarded the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Board of Visitors Outstanding Graduate Student Award.
Dr. Leah Findlater, CS Affiliate Professor, has recently been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award (NSF CAREER Award), which will support her research...
Snigdha Chaturvedi, a Computer Science Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Hal Daume III, and Kotaro Hara, a Computer Science Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Jon Froehlich, have each been awarded a 2014 IBM Ph...
Computer Science Department Alumnus Ben Langmead was awarded the 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship. Granted by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this award identifies 126 early-career scientists based on...
The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) has awarded the Maryland Center for Women in Computing a SIGCSE Special Projects Grant for “...
Jan Plane serves as panelist at the Empowering Women in IT Event hosted by Excella Consulting and Women in Technology. The panel addressed barriers facing women in technology and how the audience can help to break down those barriers.
Professor Dana Nau has been named a 2014 ACM fellow for his contributions to automated search and planning. ACM recognizes fellows for their significant contributions to computing. Dr. Nau's research...
Computer Science undergraduate student Sam Feldman is the CEO and Founder of Quickmailcheck. Quickmailcheck is a service that allows users to access their email via text message without the need for...
On October 30, 2013, Ben Shneiderman, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and founder of the Human Computer...
WearScript, the application developed by Computer Science Department Phd Candidates Bradyn White and Andrew Miller, aspiring Google Glass allows developers to write JavaScript code that seamlessly interfaces with Glass hardware – making app development easy. With WearScript, developers can “trigger events based on location, illumination or other sensor-based criteria. And it can process text converted from a Glass user's speech,” notes a recent InformationWeek article.

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