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 ascending Title Speaker Seminar Video Abstract

June 3, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm EST

HCII Special Seminar - Josiah Hester
Josiah Hester
Josiah Hester
Breed Chair of Design and Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering at Northwestern University
Seminar Video

"Batteries Not Included: Reimagining Computing for the Next Trillion Devices"

In this talk, I'd like to upend the notion that a...... Full Details

April 29, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - Janet Vertesi
Janet Vertesi
Janet A. Vertesi
Associate Professor, Sociology Department, Princeton University
Seminar Video

"Building Anti-Racist Technologies: A Critical HCI Approach"

From soap dispensers and pulse oximeters that don’t see dark skin,...... Full Details

April 22, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - Andrés Monroy-Hernández
Andrés Monroy-Hernández
Andrés Monroy-Hernández
Principal Research Scientist at Snap Inc., Asst. Professor at Princeton Computer Science
Seminar Video

"Playful Co-Located Interactions with Mobile Augmented Reality"

It is common to spend hours on our digital devices connecting with people...... Full Details

April 15, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - Postdocs
square collage of 4 headshots of the postdocs speaking - Chhabra, Fernandes Minori, Kim and Shultz
4 HCII Postdocs
Seminar Video

Pallavi Chhabra

CMU Postdoc, faculty advisor Ken Koedinger

Title:  ...... Full Details

April 1, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - Rabindra Ratan
Robby Ratan
Rabindra (Robby) Ratan
Associate Professor and AT&T Scholar at Michigan State University’s Department of Media and Information as well as Director of the Social and Psychological Approaches to Research on Technology-Interaction Effects (SPARTIE) Lab
Seminar Video

"The Metaverse has Arrived, Hello Classes in VR, Goodbye Zoom Fatigue …April Fools!"

Can you guess one truth against the...... Full Details

March 25, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - Andy Wilson
Andy Wilson
Andy Wilson
Partner researcher, Microsoft Research
Seminar Video

"Blending Virtual and Physical Realities with RealityShader"

The metaverse is about more than VR headsets and always has been. At...... Full Details

March 18, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - Michael Nebeling
Michael Nebeling wears a virtual reality headset
Michael Nebeling
Assistant Professor of Information, University of Michigan
Seminar Video

"Extended Reality for Everybody"

Technical advances in virtual, augmented reality, and mixed reality (XR) have paved the way for...... Full Details

February 25, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - Nithya Sambasivan
Nithya Sambasivan
Nithya Sambasivan
Seminar Video

"All Equation, No Human: The Myopia of Model Centrism"

AI models seek to intervene in increasingly higher stakes

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February 18, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - Jay Aronson
Jay Aronson
Jay Aronson
Founder and director of the Center for Human Rights Science at Carnegie Mellon University and Professor of Science, Technology, and Society in the History Department
Seminar Video

“Technology for Social Good? AI, Human Rights, and Harm Reduction”

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February 11, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - 4 HCII Postdocs
collage of 4 postdocs
Alex Ahmed, Hope Chidziwisano, Qiuyu (Luca) Lu and Deniz Sayar
HCII Postdocs
Seminar Video

The HCII regularly gives our postdocs an opportunity to present during the HCII Speaker Series. This Friday’s seminar will feature four...... Full Details

January 28, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - featuring HCII Postdocs
Adetunji Adeniran, Danielle Chine and Tricia Ngoon
Postdoctoral Researchers
Seminar Video

The HCII regularly gives our postdocs an opportunity to present during the HCII Speaker Series.  This week we will hear from three postdocs...... Full Details

January 21, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - Ethan Zuckerman
Ethan Zuckerman
Ethan Zuckerman
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Information and Communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Director of the Initiative for Digital Public Infrastructure
Seminar Video

"The Good Web:  Competing Visions for the Future of Social Media"

Between the US Capitol Insurrection -...... Full Details

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

HCII Seminar Series - Amy Pavel
Amy Pavel
Amy Pavel
Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas, Austin
Seminar Video

Human-AI Systems for Making Videos Useful

Video is becoming a core medium for communicating a wide range of content, including...... Full Details

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

HCII Seminar Series - Leah Buechley
Leah Buechley
Leah Buechley
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of New Mexico
Seminar Video

"Hand and Machine"

I believe that by making technology more accessible and building artifacts that look and...... Full Details

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

HCII Seminar Series - Shunichi Kasahara
Shunichi Kasahara
Shunichi Kasahara
Researcher, Group leader at Sony Computer Science Laboratories
Seminar Video

"Superception : Exploring new “Self” in the integration of humans and computers"

When computers and humans integrate, to what...... Full Details

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

HCII Seminar Series - Kat Schrier Shaenfield
Kat Schrier Shaenfield
Associate Professor/Director of Games, Marist College, School of Communication and the Arts; Consultant, Game Designer, World Health Organization (WHO)
Seminar Video

"What if We Could Design Games to Reduce Biases and Enhance Compassion?"

Virtual reality (VR) and other types of games have been...... Full Details

October 29, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - Tom Hope
Tom Hope
Tom Hope
Postdoctoral researcher at The Allen Institute for AI (AI2) and The University of Washington
Seminar Video

"Harnessing Scientific Literature for Boosting Discovery and Innovation"

In the year 1665, the first academic journal was published. Fast...... Full Details

October 22, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Speaker Series - Daragh Byrne
Daragh Byrne
Associate Teaching Track faculty, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University

"Storytelling with data and devices: making sense of the quantified self"

Stories about our everyday experiences are one of the

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October 8, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - Nazanin Andalibi
Naz Andalibi
Nazanin (Naz) Andalibi
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Information
Seminar Video

"Where is the Human in Emotion Recognition/AI Technologies?"

Emotions are powerful, mediate humans’ experiences with their...... Full Details

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

HCII Seminar Series - Joel Chan
Joel Chan
Joel Chan
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College of Information Studies (iSchool)
Seminar Video

"Accelerating Scientific Discovery by Lowering Barriers to User-Generated Synthesis of Scientific Literature"

In today's scholarly...... Full Details

September 24, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - Marshini Chetty
Marshini Chetty
Marshini Chetty
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Chicago
Seminar Video

"Imagine All The People On A Trustworthy Internet"

 

Imagine a world where the Internet caters to all types of users and...... Full Details

September 17, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - Susan Wyche
Susan Wyche
Susan Wyche
Associate Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Media and Information
Seminar Video

"Reconsidering Human-Centered Approaches to Design in Human-Computer Interaction and Development (HCI4D): Using Design Methods to Reimagine...... Full Details

September 10, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST

HCII Seminar Series - Michael Wessely
Michael Wessely
Michael Wessely
Postdoctoral Associate at MIT CSAIL
Seminar Video

"Fabricating Physical User Interfaces with Smart Materials"

Physical user interfaces like mobile phones, or wearable health...... Full Details

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

HCII Seminar Series - Gabriela Marcu
Gabriela Marcu
Gabriela Marcu
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Information
Seminar Video

"Designing for Coordination and Intervention in Behavioral Health"

 

Behavioral and mental health is an underserved...... Full Details