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  • A middle school student is seated at a laptop during introductions to their tutor, a university student.

    Innovative Program Expands Reach with Grant from Richard King Mellon Foundation

    The Carnegie Mellon University-based PLUS program, renowned for its innovative human+AI tutoring approach, has received a significant boos...

  • A blue line drawing shows an stick figure with a speech bubble, clearly making a request, while a stick figure operator works a switchboard in the background.

    Siri, It Hurts When You Constantly Misunderstand Me. You too, Alexa

    Users of voice assistants such as Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant know the frustration of being misunderstood by a machine. But for people...

  • 2024 FAcct logo, June 3-6, with a multicolored capybara illustration

    CMU at FAccT 2024

    Researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and several other Carnegie Mellon University schools and disciplines cont...

  • An illustration of a search engine window, including a search bar with a magnifying glass in it, and the results below represented by boxes in various colors.

    New Search Engine Tool Helps Users Make Sense of Unfamiliar Topics

    An unstructured search for online information about new topics or products can be daunting.

  • Niki Kittur

    Kittur is GeekWire Podcast Guest

    AI, the brain, and the crowd: Research explores new ways for humans and tech to work togetherTodd Bishop, co-founder of GeekWire, recently...

  • A deep pink box shows the outline of a robot's head with a dialogue box above it, while a lighter pink box contains a drawing of two people talking with a question mark above their heads.

    People With Autism Turn to ChatGPT for Advice on Workplace Issues

    A new Carnegie Mellon University study shows that many people with autism embrace ChatGPT and similar artificial intelligence tools for he...

  • A drawing of a smiling robot with open arms wearing a sign that says "Caution, pedestrian cross" set against a real background of an urban crosswalk pedestrians and a dog are trying to use.

    Robots Could Clear Snow, Assist at Crosswalks, Monitor Sidewalks for Traffic

  • SCS researchers will contribute to two NSF multi-institution research initiatives aimed at reducing the use of carbon and creating sustainable computing.

    CMU Researchers To Tackle Carbon Use, Sustainability Through NSF Expeditions in Computing Awards

    Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science will contribute to two multi-institution research initiatives aim...

  • A drawing of a bench covered in tiles showing the Wikipedia logo in different languages.

    Wikibench Allows Wikipedians To Improve AI Evaluation Datasets

  • SCS faculty members Andrea Bajcsy, Motahhare Eslami, Ken Holstein, Aditi Raghunathan, Andrej Risteski and Hong Shen have received 2024 Google Research Scholar Awards.

    SCS Faculty Earn Google Research Scholar Awards

    Six Carnegie Mellon University researchers in the School of Computer Science received 2024 Google Research Scholar Awards, which support e...

  • CHI 2024 logo with the theme Surfing the World May 11-16, 2024

    CMU at CHI 2024

    Researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and several other Carnegie Mellon University schools and disciplines cont...

  • Brad Myers holds a paperback copy of his new book "Pick, Click, Flick! The Story of Interaction Techniques"

    Myers Publishes Book on Interaction Techniques

    A new book from Brad A. Myers, the director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, explores the histor...

  • Vivian facilitating a demo at UIST 2023. [This image is from the official ACM UIST photo album]

    HCII at UIST 2023

    The 2023 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) was held in San Francisco, California from October 29 to November ...

  • SCS faculty members Joshua Sunshine and Steven Wu have received NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awards, the foundation's most prestigious for young faculty researchers.

    SCS Researchers Receive More Than $1.5M in NSF CAREER Awards

    Two Carnegie Mellon University professors in the School of Computer Science received Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awa...

  • Researchers in the Future Interfaces Group have developed a lightweight, low-cost haptic glove, called Fluid Reality, that delivers detailed touch in virtual reality.

    Fluid Reality Haptic Gloves Bring Ultra-Sensitive Touch to VR

    Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have developed a lightweight, low-cost haptic glove that delivers d...

  • New work by researchers at CMU and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar shows that adding an inexpensive thermal camera to wearable devices could substantially improve how accurately they estimate calories burned.

    Thermal Camera Senses Breathing To Improve Exercise Calorie Estimates

    Any fitness buff will tell you that the estimates of calories burned made by smartphones, smartwatches and other wearable devices vary wil...

  • PASA Lunch and Learn on Artificial Intelligence

    CMU Faculty and Staff Present at PASA Lunch and Learn

    On Tuesday, March 5, Ken Koedinger, Erin Gatz, and Nesra Yannier shared the exciting work they’ve been doing in the field of Artificial In...

  • The HCII's Karan Ahuja, Amy Ogan and Jodi Forlizzi have received 2024 SIGCHI Awards for their contributions to research, teaching, practice and service in the field of human-computer interaction.

    Forlizzi, Ogan and Ahuja Receive 2024 SIGCHI Awards

    Three members of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) have received 2024 SIGCHI Awards, including Jodi Forlizzi for Lifetime Re...

  • Hiro Shirado stands behind a podium while giving a CMUPortugal talk at ITI – Hub do Beato

    Shirado visits CMU Portugal

    Hirokazu Shirado, Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII), recently conducted a visiting rese...

  • 5 from HCII receive MSR AI & Society Fellowships

    Five Named Microsoft Research AI & Society Fellows

    Five researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute – Hong Shen,