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 News

Das, Laput Win 2014 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

April 15, 2014

HCII PhD students Sauvik Das and Gierad Laput were one of nine teams to win the 2014 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QinF) for their proposal "Everyday Objects for Physical Space Authentication." Das and Laput's idea explores using simple, everyday objects such as pens, wallets and watches as transient authenticators for physical spaces and systems.

Mankoff Co-Authors Chronic Lyme Disease Study

April 3, 2014

Chronic Lyme disease is associated with a poorer quality of life than most other chronic illnesses, according to a new comprehensive patient survey by LymeDisease.org and HCII Associate Professor Jennifer Mankoff.

CMU Plans Strong Showing at CHI2014

March 11, 2014

Watch out, Toronto — Carnegie Mellon is on its way. More than 50 CMU faculty members, graduate students and researchers are on the program for CHI2014, the Association for Computing Machinery’s CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Held annually, the conference is considered the premier international conference on human-computer interaction. Its attendees number in the thousands, and this year they’ll be traveling to Toronto April 26–May 1 for the event.

Cassell, Koedinger Featured at World Economic Forum

March 10, 2014

Charles M. Geschke Director of the HCII Justine Cassell and HCII Professor Ken Koedinger gave presentations at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this past January to introduce CMU’s Simon Initiative to a global audience.

HCII Research Cited in WEF’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies List

February 26, 2014

The World Economic Forum has released its 2014 list of the Top 10 Emerging Technologies, and it cites the HCII’s pioneering research in one of those technologies — the quantified self.

Bigham Named Sloan Research Fellow

February 18, 2014

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named HCII Assistant Professor Jeffrey Bigham a a winner of a 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship.

The prestigious fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars and the next generation of scientific leaders. The foundation this year selected 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers as fellowship recipients.

HCI Undergrad Part of Winning Team at Disney Imagineering

February 5, 2014

When she graduates in May, Christina Brant hopes to use the skills she’s developed as an architecture and human-computer interaction major to design user experiences — physical, digital or both. Her recent first-place finish in the Walt Disney Imagineering “Imaginations” competition could make achieving that goal a whole lot easier.

Cassell Assumes Associate Vice Provost Responsibilities

January 30, 2014

Justine Cassell, the Charles M. Geschke Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and co-director of The Simon Initiative, has taken on additional responsibilities as the university's Associate Vice Provost of Technology Strategy and Impact.

Klatzky Earns Charles J. Queenan Professorship of Psychology

January 28, 2014

Roberta Klatzky, professor of psychology with an appointment in the HCII, will receive the Charles J. Queenan Professorship of Psychology on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in recognition of her outstanding contributions in human perception and cognition research.

Das, Laput Advance to Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Finals

January 28, 2014

HCII Ph.D. students Sauvik Das and Gierad Laput advanced to the finals of the 2014 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) for their proposal "Everyday Objects for Physical Space Authentication."

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