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  • In a collection of articles published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers behind the COVIDcast repository reflect on and share lessons learned from their first year collecting data about the pandemic. PNAS featured the project on its January 2022 cover.

    CMU's COVIDcast Offers Lessons Learned for the Future of Pandemic Forecasting

    A massive COVID-19 data collection project led by researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Delphi Research Group not only helped steer ...

  • Soccer-playing robots are among the artifacts on display in the "Looking Back To Move Forward" exhibition.

    A History of Robotics on Display at CMU's Hunt Library

    The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries latest exhibition highlights the history of robotics at CMU and the ongoing work of The Robotics ...

  • A CyLab paper about how people perceive advanced video analytics has received the Future of Privacy Forum's annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award and is one of its "must-read" privacy papers of the year for policy makers.

    CyLab Research Selected as a 'Must-Read' Privacy Paper for Policy Makers

    A paper by CyLab researchers about how people perceive advanced video analytics has received the Future of Privacy Forum's annual Privacy ...

  • Keenan Crane, Jodi Forlizzi, Jian Ma and Lining Yao have all recently earned endowed professorships in SCS.

    SCS Faculty Receive Endowed Professorships

    Four School of Computer Science professors recently received endowed faculty chairs in recognition of their work and to support further re...

  • In "Energy Uptopia," one of the games designed in Transformational Game Design Studio, players make investments in energy while trying to keep global temperatures low.

    Games for Change: CMU Course Strategizes Around Sustainability

    When it comes to climate change, a group of students at Carnegie Mellon University are ahead of the game — or, rather, designing it. ...

  • climate change game cards

    Games for Change

    CMU course strategizes around sustainability When it comes to climate change, a group of students at Carnegie Mellon University are ahead...

  • A blue bar chart of the 15 most shared accounts, and percent of people sharing them

    Account sharing sheds light on social cybersecurity

    Visit the original blog post on the Center for Informed Democracy & Social - cybersecurity (IDeaS) website.

  • a standard microwave is augmented with additional sensors for this project

    Software-Defined Cooking Using a Microwave Oven

    Despite widespread popularity, today's microwave ovens are limited in their cooking capabilities, given that they heat food blindly, resul...

  • screenshot of tool that measures context, trustworthiness and thoroughness of content

    CMU Researchers Develop Tool To Help Determine When To Reuse Content

    Don't reinvent the wheel, the saying goes. But before using someone else's design, at least make sure it will be round.

  • screenshot of the interventions they designed, including an estimated time on feed

    CMU Researcher Seeks To Understand the Regret Behind Social Media

    It started as a desire to spend less time on social media. 

  • virtual group photo of the summer '21 students on zoom

    HCII Seeks Applicants for Summer 2022 Program


  • the double diamond research process is on the projector screen at the front of a BHCI capstone class

    Inviting Clients for Spring 2022 BHCI Capstone Projects


  • collage of MHCI student portfolio web pages, entire image has a purple overlay

    10 amazing portfolios from Carnegie Mellon students

    This post is from the Webflow blog: "We picked our favorite design portfolios from Carnegie Mellon students, made in their classroom, wit...

  • 2021 CSCW logo

    HCII at Virtual CSCW 2021

      The ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) was held virtually October 23 to 27, 2021. ...

  • collage of 4 faculty: Bigham, Carrington, Ogan, Holstein

    HCII Researchers To Study Improving Algorithm, Computer Science Education as Part of CERES Network

    Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Human Computer Interaction Institute will collaborate with institutions around the world to ta...

  • side by side images of Karan holding cellphone and sensor-generated version

    Innovation by Design 2021 Awards Recognize HCII Projects

      Three HCII projects were recognized with four of Fast Company’s Innovation by Design 2021 Awards.

  • Put Children In The Driving Seat Of Their Own Learning For Better Results

    Children learn better when they are more active in lessons and have more control over their learning, says a new study.

  • students seated around the Norilla game

    New Research Shows Learning Is More Effective When Active

     Engaging students through interactive activities, discussions, feedback and AI-enhanced technologies resulted in improved academic p...

  • Jessica Hammer

    Jessica Hammer To Receive Carnegie Science Center Award for Work in STEM Education

      The Carnegie Science Center will honor Jessica Hammer for using games to tackle challenging problems and promote STEM education. ...

  • Five SCS students named Siegel Scholars for 2022, 5 headshots on a red plaid background

    Five SCS Students Named Siebel Scholars

      Five graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have received Siebel Scholars awards for 2022. K...