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  • Virtual, augmented and other extended reality technologies could transform health care, education, entertainment, communication and more. CMU has launched its Extended Reality Technology Center (XRTC) to bring together researchers, industry and consumers to maximize the field's potential.

    Carnegie Mellon University's XRTC Will Drive Research into VR, AR Innovations

    Virtual, augmented and other extended reality technologies present the possibility to transform health care, education, entertainment, com...

  • A team of HCII researchers received a $3 million NSF grant to create engaging, inquiry-based science learning opportunities for young children in the classroom. The project builds on the NoRILLA intelligent science exhibits the team created in collaboration with museums and science centers across the country.

    HCII Researchers Receive $3M NSF Grant to Expand AI-Powered Intelligent Science Stations in Schools

    A team of researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science rece...

  • CMU recently recognized Alex John London, Hoda Heidari and Brad Myers in honor of their endowed professorships. They're shown here seated in front of Dietrich College Dean Richard Scheines, SCS Dean Martial Hebert and CMU Provost James Garrett.

    Carnegie Mellon Honors Three Faculty With Professorships

    Carnegie Mellon University recently recognized three distinguished faculty members — including two from the School of Computer Science (SC...

  • CMU's PLUS - Personalized Learning Squared is one of seven teams selected by LEVI to harness the potential of AI and machine learning to drastically improve math outcomes for middle school students.

    CMU's PLUS Program Joins Learning Engineering Virtual Institute

    National Program Will Expand Innovative Software for Teaching MathCarnegie Mellon University's PLUS - Personalized Learning Squared has jo...

  • SCS professor Jodi Forlizzi recently appeared in Washington, D.C., to share recommendations with U.S. senators to ensure that AI innovations are sustainable, responsible and work for workers.

    Forlizzi Briefs Senators on AI in the Workforce

    Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science Professor Jodi Forlizzi on Tuesday shared four recommendations with U.S. senators to...

  • Smartwatch sensor technology developed by CMU researchers could help doctors make more accurate diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

    Smartwatches Could One Day Help Diagnose ADHD in Children

    Smartwatch sensor technology developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers could help doctors make more accurate diagnoses of attent...

  • A collage of 3 images shows the iteration and progression of ideas from a recent undergraduate project. The 3 images shown in this square image -- a digital board with notes, to black and white sketches, to the final colored design of a mobile screen mockup – are separated by thin, grey diagonal lines.

    HCII Seeks Capstone Sponsors for Spring 2024

    Apply our future HCI leaders to your organization's challenges next year The Human-Computer Interaction Institute invites companies, star...

  • SCS graduate students Lea Albaugh, Paul Pu Liang (top) and Maxwell Jones, Shih-Lun Wu and Bailey Flanigan (bottom) have been named Siebel Scholars for 2024. (Image courtesy of Siebel Scholars.)

    Five SCS Students Named 2024 Siebel Scholars

    Five graduate students in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have been named Siebel Scholars for 2024. Lea ...

  • a colorful illustration with several different data visualization elements

    Understanding Data Science Critical for Life, Education

    CMU experts turn everyday educators into data scientists Teachers and administrators have access to more data on how their students are l...

  • Falling Walls logo, 3 pieces of grey stone wall falling backwards

    Yao’s Seed Carrier Shortlisted for Science Breakthrough of the Year Award

    Lining Yao, the Cooper-Siegel associate professor in the School of Computer Science's Human-Computer Interaction Institute, and her E-seed...

  • provides thousands of charts, providing visitors with an easy-to-understand roadmap of how apps collect and share data. In this example, the chart highlights TikTok’s data collection practices, revealing that the social media app collects network, device, and general data, which is then sent to four cloud services owned by a total of three companies.

    New website highlights thousands of Android apps’ data collection practices

    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have launched a new website, offering Android users an easy and convenient way to see how their ...

  • collage of 13 portraits of our graduating PhD students and postdocs leaving as of spring 2023

    Celebrating Our Recent PhD Graduates and Postdocs

    With another academic year behind us, it is time to wish a new class of graduates well on their professional journey. The HCII is proud t...

  • Personalized Learning Squared uses software from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute's LearnLab to connect students and tutors, providing real-time data about each student's activity so tutors can assist, if necessary.

    CMU's PLUS Program Expands to Multiple Schools, Community Centers

    Not all students will ask for help when they're struggling, but more of them can get the support they need thanks to the expanded reach of...

  • header image with headshot photos of the 4 K&L Gates Presidential Fellows

    New K&L Gates Presidential Fellows To Further Research on Responsible AI

    Carnegie Mellon University has selected four K&L Gates Presidential Fellows for the 2023-24 academic year.

  • SCS researchers worked with Black girls to better understand their ideas about AI. As part of the research, the girls designed humanoid AI-powered robots, which displayed hairstyles similar to the learners’ — a robot representation not often shown in popular media.

    AI Should Be Kind and Fair, Young Black Girls Tell CMU Researchers

    When asked about future uses for artificial intelligence, a group of fifth- and sixth-grade Black students attending a summer camp at Carn...

  • Our faculty and students routinely earn top honors for their research and teaching excellence. We celebrate their successes and value their contributions to furthering computer science and its related fields.

    Spring 2023 Awards Roundup

    SCS faculty and students win awards, grants and recognition every day. Here's a look — neither exhaustive nor abbreviated — at who won wha...

  • Norman Bier and John Stamper stand on the concrete steps in front of the CMU Mellon College of Science building

    CMU Team Wins $1M XPRIZE Digital Learning Challenge

    Carnegie Mellon University learning science researchers John Stamper, Norman Bier and 

  • Researchers in the HCII used comics to explore how community-centered AI design can include both the people experiencing homelessness and the frontline workers who use AI to help them.

    CMU Researchers Use Comics To Explain AI-Supported Public Housing System to People Who Need It Most

    As artificial intelligence becomes more accessible and prevalent in everyday life, the humans who use it should still be central to its im...

  • The AI Institute for Societal Decision Making will improve the response to societal challenges such as disaster management and public health by creating human-centric AI tools to assist with critical decisions. The institute will also develop training to bolster effective and rapid response in uncertain and dynamic situations.

    Carnegie Mellon Leads NSF AI Institute for Societal Decision Making

    Artificial intelligence tools have increasingly aided emergency managers, public health officials and other professionals tasked with maki...

  • SCS faculty members were honored at this week's Celebration of Education Awards Ceremony.

    SCS Faculty Honored at Carnegie Mellon's Celebration of Education

    School of Computer Science faculty members took home top accolades when Carnegie Mellon University honored faculty, staff and students at ...