Upcoming Seminars

To stay informed of the latest HCI research and the work of our colleagues, the HCII holds a seminar series. The public is invited to attend these talks, which are held weekly on Friday afternoons during the academic year. Suggestions for future guest speakers should be sent to bam@cs.cmu.edu.
Datesort descending Title Speaker Seminar Video Abstract

February 5, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

Seminar: Yolanda Rankin
Yolanda Rankin
Yolanda Rankin
Assistant Professor, School of Communications & Information, Florida State University

"Rethinking Intersectionality in the Field of Computing: A Black Woman's Perspective"

Intersectionality, a critical framework that...... Full Details

February 12, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

Seminar: Charlton McIlwain
Charlton McIlwain
Charlton McIlwain
Vice Provost for Faculty & Professor of Media Culture, and Communication, New York University
Seminar Video

"Dreams of (Black) Tech Futures Past"

Abstract: This is what could have been. If the computer geeks at MIT in 1960...... Full Details

February 19, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

Seminar: Tawanna Dillahunt
Tawanna Dillahunt
Tawanna Dillahunt
Associate Professor, University of Michigan
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"Designing and Rethinking the Role of Digital Tools in Support of Employment among Job Seekers Experiencing Marginalization"

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February 26, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

Seminar: Denae Ford Robinson
Denae Ford
Denae Ford Robinson
Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington
Seminar Video

"A Tale of Two Cities: Software Developers in Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

The mass shift to working from home during...... Full Details

March 5, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

Seminar: Ayanna M Howard
Ayanna Howard
Ayanna M Howard
Dean, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University

"Understanding and Mitigating Bias and Human Overtrust in Robotics and AI"

People tend to overtrust sophisticated computing...... Full Details

March 12, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

Seminar: Andrea G. Parker
Andrea Parker
Andrea G. Parker
Associate Professor, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech
Seminar Video

"Community Wellness Informatics: Designing Technology for Health Equity"

In the United States, there are serious and persistent...... Full Details

March 26, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

Seminar: Oliver Haimson
Oliver Haimson
Oliver Haimson
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, School of Information
Seminar Video

"Designing Trans Technology"

Transgender and nonbinary people face substantial challenges in the world, ranging from social...... Full Details

April 2, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

Seminar: Timnit Gebru
Timnit Gebru
Timnit Gebru
Co-founder, Black in AI
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"The hierarchy of knowledge in...... Full Details

April 9, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

Seminar: Morgan Ames
Morgan Ames
Morgan Ames
Assistant Adjunct Professor in the School of Information and Associate Director of the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society at the University of California, Berkeley
Seminar Video

"The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child"

Drawing on her book, The Charisma...... Full Details

April 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

Special Seminar: Portable Laser Cutting with Thijs Roumen
Thijs Roumen
Thijs Roumen
Ph.D. student at Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
Seminar Video

A portable format for laser cutting will enable millions of users to...... Full Details

April 23, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

Seminar: Luke Stark
Luke Stark
Luke Stark
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario
Seminar Video

“Ordering Emotion: Scenes from the History of Affective Computing”

In fields ranging from health and wellness and

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April 30, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

Seminar: Robin Brewer
Robin Brewer
Robin Brewer
Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan
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"Challenging, Understanding, and Innovating to Support Aging and Online Engagement"

The United States Census predicts that

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