HCII Calendar

  • Ph.D. Thesis Proposal: Eliane Stampfer Wiese
    NSH 3305
    April 25, 2014 at 12:30pm
  • CMU Commencement

    May 18, 2014 at all day

HCII in the Media

Tap Sensor Takes Touch to the Next Level

October 24, 2011

TapSense, a technology developed by HCII PhD students Chris Harrison and Julia Schwarz and HCII Professor Scott Hudson, was the lead story Oct. 24 on Futurity.org, the news site coordinated by the Association of American Universities that aggregates the best research news from top universities.

CMU and Microsoft Researchers Turn Any Surface into a Touchscreen

October 17, 2011

TechCrunch was among the first of hundreds of news outlets to highlight the work of Chris Harrison, Scott Hudson and colleagues at Microsoft Research on a new wearable projection system that allows the wearer to interact with any surface.

Apollo Group to Acquire Carnegie Learning

August 3, 2011

Apollo Group, corporate parent of the University of Phoenix, has agreed to buy Carnegie Learning Inc., a spinoff of Carnegie Mellon University that markets Cognitive Tutor software, for $75 million. In a separate transaction, Apollo agreed to pay Carnegie Mellon $21.5 million over a 10-year period to acquire related technology.

Local News Covers Tiramisu Roll Out

July 28, 2011

HCII’s own John Zimmerman, along with Aaron Steinfeld and Anthony Tomasic and team, rolled out “Tiramisu” for the press yesterday. KDKA and WPXI ran spots on the local news, and today’s Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review ran articles.

Working Out How Students Think and Learn

July 28, 2011

The Australian newspaper featured Ken Koedinger, professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, in a story about Australia’s first meeting devoted to the science of learning.

Anderson’s Legacy Is Revolutionizing How We Learn

May 11, 2011

John R. Anderson, the R.K. Mellon University Professor of Psychology and Computer Science, received the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science April 28 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The May issue of The Piper includes a story on Anderson’s legacy and a question-and-answer column in which Anderson traces the evolution of his work.

Teaching Gets Smarter

February 9, 2011

Ken Koedinger came to Carnegie Mellon University in 1986 as a PhD student—exploring how software could be harnessed as a teaching tool. Twenty-five years later, more than 500,000 students a year are learning math more easily and efficiently through the cognitive tutors he and colleagues developed. Koedinger, an HCII professor, and the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center are featured on the Carnegie Mellon University home page.

news.com.au Covers CrowdForge

February 7, 2011

news.com.au warns journalists about potential quality of crowd sourced journalism. The article describes the CrowdForge developed by HCII’s Niki Kittur, Bob Kraut and Boris Smus.

Silicon Supervisor Gets the Job Done Online

February 3, 2011

New Scientist says a new kind of crowdsourcing could change the way we work. CrowdForge, a structure for crowdsourcing creative work developed by Niki Kittur, Bob Kraut and Boris Smus, is highlighted in the article.

Where Are the Women in Wikipedia?

February 3, 2011

HCII Director Justine Cassell joins in the discussion over the relative lack of female contributors to Wikipedia, why the disparity exists and why it matters, in the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” Opinion Page feature. Joseph M. Reagle of Harvard University, Jessamyn West of MetaFilter.com, and Jane Margolis of UCLA also weigh in.

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