Our research includes innovation in user-interface software tools, studies of computer-supported cooperative work and tools to support it, gesture recognition, data visualization, intelligent agents, human-robot interaction, visual interface design, intelligent tutoring systems, cognitive models, and understanding and building platforms that maximize the positive organizational and social impact of technology.
A quarter century after the department was opened, the Human-Computer Interaction Institute continues this tradition through our multidisciplinary research and education initiatives. The HCII broadly designs, builds and studies new tools and technologies to support human activity and organization in order to create theory for the field and artifacts for the real world. Our research includes empirical and analytic studies of behavior among groups and individuals to inform the design and evaluation of new technologies. Students from other departments at CMU also find a rich source of research opportunities in the HCII; and the HCII has a rich history for research and development in partnership with industry.