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  • A drawing of a smiling robot with open arms wearing a sign that says "Caution, pedestrian cross" set against a real background of an urban crosswalk pedestrians and a dog are trying to use.

    Robots Could Clear Snow, Assist at Crosswalks, Monitor Sidewalks for Traffic

  • SCS researchers will contribute to two NSF multi-institution research initiatives aimed at reducing the use of carbon and creating sustainable computing.

    CMU Researchers To Tackle Carbon Use, Sustainability Through NSF Expeditions in Computing Awards

    Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science will contribute to two multi-institution research initiatives aim...

  • A drawing of a bench covered in tiles showing the Wikipedia logo in different languages.

    Wikibench Allows Wikipedians To Improve AI Evaluation Datasets

  • SCS faculty members Andrea Bajcsy, Motahhare Eslami, Ken Holstein, Aditi Raghunathan, Andrej Risteski and Hong Shen have received 2024 Google Research Scholar Awards.

    SCS Faculty Earn Google Research Scholar Awards

    Six Carnegie Mellon University researchers in the School of Computer Science received 2024 Google Research Scholar Awards, which support e...

  • CHI 2024 logo with the theme Surfing the World May 11-16, 2024

    CMU at CHI 2024

    Researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and several other Carnegie Mellon University schools and disciplines cont...

  • Brad Myers holds a paperback copy of his new book "Pick, Click, Flick! The Story of Interaction Techniques"

    Myers Publishes Book on Interaction Techniques

    A new book from Brad A. Myers, the director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, explores the histor...

  • Vivian facilitating a demo at UIST 2023. [This image is from the official ACM UIST photo album]

    HCII at UIST 2023

    The 2023 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) was held in San Francisco, California from October 29 to November ...

  • SCS faculty members Joshua Sunshine and Steven Wu have received NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awards, the foundation's most prestigious for young faculty researchers.

    SCS Researchers Receive More Than $1.5M in NSF CAREER Awards

    Two Carnegie Mellon University professors in the School of Computer Science received Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awa...

  • New work by researchers at CMU and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar shows that adding an inexpensive thermal camera to wearable devices could substantially improve how accurately they estimate calories burned.

    Thermal Camera Senses Breathing To Improve Exercise Calorie Estimates

    Any fitness buff will tell you that the estimates of calories burned made by smartphones, smartwatches and other wearable devices vary wil...

  • PASA Lunch and Learn on Artificial Intelligence

    CMU Faculty and Staff Present at PASA Lunch and Learn

    On Tuesday, March 5, Ken Koedinger, Erin Gatz, and Nesra Yannier shared the exciting work they’ve been doing in the field of Artificial In...

  • The HCII's Karan Ahuja, Amy Ogan and Jodi Forlizzi have received 2024 SIGCHI Awards for their contributions to research, teaching, practice and service in the field of human-computer interaction.

    Forlizzi, Ogan and Ahuja Receive 2024 SIGCHI Awards

    Three members of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) have received 2024 SIGCHI Awards, including Jodi Forlizzi for Lifetime Re...

  • Hiro Shirado stands behind a podium while giving a CMUPortugal talk at ITI – Hub do Beato

    Shirado visits CMU Portugal

    Hirokazu Shirado, Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII), recently conducted a visiting rese...

  • 5 from HCII receive MSR AI & Society Fellowships

    Five Named Microsoft Research AI & Society Fellows

    Five researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute – Hong Shen,

  • CMU has partnered with Play Included® to launch Project Baseplate, a scalable platform for deploying LEGO® brick based activities to children across the U.S. The university's Center for Transformational Play will lead the project's first two initiatives. (Photo courtesy of Ben Filio for Remake Learning.)

    Carnegie Mellon University and Play Included® Bring LEGO® Brick Based Interventions to US

    Brick by brick, Carnegie Mellon University is building a new way to transform children's social and emotional learning in schools and comm...

  • an AI Design Kit visual illustrating the example of biometric security. Detection possibilities, actions, inferences and data capabilities vary across the 4 capability levels

    Yildirim Selected as AI Rising Star

    HCI Institute doctoral candidate Nur Yildirim was invited to present a lightning talk at the 2023 AI Symposium at the University of Michig...

  • SCS faculty members Maria Florina Balcan, Roger B. Dannenberg, Ken Koedinger and Elaine Shi have been named 2023 ACM fellows.

    Four SCS Faculty Named 2023 ACM Fellows

    School of Computer Science faculty members Maria Florina Balcan, Roger B. Dannenberg, Ken Koedinger and Elaine Shi have been recognized as...

  • A new study from researchers in the HCII and at Cornell University shows that robots that hoard resources can still improve the overall welfare of human groups. (Image created by Pixlr, a generative AI program.)

    Less Is More: 'Stingy' Bots That Hoard Resources Can Still Boost Human Relationships

    A recent study from Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University researchers unveiled how artificial intelligence impacts human welfa...

  • An experiment in which people played games of chicken with partially automated toy cars suggests that social norms, such as taking turns, may collapse as people delegate more decision-making to machines.

    CMU Researchers Find Cooperation Takes a Backseat in Automated Game of Chicken

    An experiment in which people played games of chicken with partially automated toy cars suggests that social norms, such as taking turns, ...

  • the summer researchers from 2023 stand on the large staircase in NSH

    HCII Seeks Applicants for 2024 Summer Research Program

    Application available until mid-JanuaryThe Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) Summer Undergraduate Research program is an opportu...

  • A team in the Morphing Matter Lab developed devices powered by wind, water flow, sunlight and fluctuations in temperature or humidity. This harvested energy, stored as compressed air, can fuel various systems, including one that automatically inflates an insulating collar around plants during windy, cold weather.

    HCII Researchers Develop Technologies for Harvesting Ambient Energy

    Systems Store Energy as Compressed Air, Use No Electronic ControlsSolar and wind power are now widely recognized as energy sources, but re...