HCII Seminar Series 25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 years of HCI community

For the past 25 years, the human-computer interaction seminar series has been a CMU tradition, dedicated to advancing and sharing discourse with luminaries in our field.

Each seminar is recorded and available for both live streaming and stored for review after the event for those who can't join us in person. All seminars are open to the public, and we warmly encourage all to join us in this beloved HCII tradition of idea generation and discussion.

Seminars are most Fridays throughout the academic year and run from 1:30-2:30 PM in Newell-Simon Hall Room 1305. See below for the full 2016-2017 schedule.

Upcoming Seminars

2016-2017 Seminar Series

The full list of speakers for the 2016-2017 HCII seminar series. Click on a speaker for more information about each talk.

Fall 2016

2 Sep 2016
HCII Postdoctoral Fellow Short Talks 1, Sangwon Bae, Joel Chan, Irene-Angelic Chounta

16 Sep 2016
HCII Postdoctoral Fellow Short Talks 2, Michael Eagle, Swarup Kumar Sahoo, Ran Liu

23 Sep 2016
Social Capital as a Concept in Human-Computer Interaction - From Bowling Together to Friendsourcing
Cliff Lampe, Associate, University of Michigan School of Information

30 Sep 2016
Embodied Empathetic Agents - Just What Tutoring Systems Need?
Ruth Aylett, Professor of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University

7 Oct 2016
Scott Klemmer, Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science & Engineering at UC San Diego

21 Oct 2016
HCII Seminar Series: Post-Doc Short Talk #3

28 Oct 2016
Jared Pryor and Imran Riaz

4 Nov 2016
Making "Making" Accessible
Amy Hurst, Associate Professor, UMBC

11 Nov 2016
Architecting Interactivity: How experiments in architecture, cybernetics & AI poured the foundations of interaction design
Molly Steenson, Associate Professor of Design, Carnegie Mellon University

18 Nov 2016
From Typing Without Looking to Communicating With the Eyes
Khai N Truong, Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Toronto

2 Dec 2016
Unlocking Data, Unlocking Interaction
James Fogarty, Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, DUB Group at the University of Washington

Spring 2017

12 Jan 2017
Instrumented and Connected: Designing Next-Generation Learning Experiences
Tovi Grossman, Distinguished Research Scientist, Autodesk Research

20 Jan 2017

Aesthetics of Intelligence: Designing User Experience for Systems of Smart Things
Lin-Lin Chen, Professor of Industrial and Commercial Design, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

3 Feb 2017

Participatory Design as a Practice in the Learning Sciences
Elizabeth N. Disalvo, Assistant Professor in School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech 

10 Feb 2017
HCII Seminar: Michael Bernstein
Michael Bernstein, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University

17 Feb 2017

Achieving Real Virtuality
Daniel Wigdor, Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Toronto

24 Feb 2017

HCII Seminar Series: Yvonne Rogers
Yvonne Rogers, Professor of Interaction Design, UCL 

3 Mar 2017

HCII Seminar Series: Jeffrey Heer 
Jeffrey Heer, Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

24 Mar 2017

HCII Seminar Series: Tanzeem Choudhury
Tanzeem Choudhury, Associate Professor of Information Science, Cornell University

31 Mar 2017

HCII Seminar Series: Lilly Irani
Lilly Irani, Assistant Professor of Communication, UC San Diego 

7 Apr 2017

HCII Seminar Series: Tawanna Dillahunt
Tawanna Dillahunt, Assistant Professor of Information, University of Michigan 

14 Apr 2017
How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design
Katherine Isbister, Professor in Computational Media, UC Santa Cruz

28 Apr 2017

HCII Seminar Series: Jeff Hancock
Jeff Hancock, Professor in Department of Communication, Stanford University

5 May 2017

HCII Seminar Series: Chris Quintana
Chris Quintana, Associate Professor of Learning Technologies, University of Michigan

Live Stream

Can't join us in person? You can live stream any of the HCII seminars. Click on the individual seminar to find the "seminar video" link for that talk. Once the event starts, the video will begin.

View Past Seminars

Access past seminars and recordings from our seminar archives.

Past Seminars