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  • A group of HCII students sought to recreate the feeling of in-person thanks that can get lost in remote work environments through Co-Orb, a spherical desk lamp that lights up when a user receives a nice message via platforms like Slack or Teams.

    HCII Students Seek To Increase Workplace Gratitude With Co-Orb

    Thanking co-workers through Slack or Teams is a nice gesture, but it doesn't measure up to saying it to them in person. But remote work ha...

  • CMU's Livehoods project, which redefined how people looked at location data and at their cities and neighborhoods, recently earned the Test of Time Award from the International Conference on Web and Social Media.

    CMU's Livehoods Project Honored for Contributions to Understanding Cities

    Location data is collected everywhere. Social media posts, Bluetooth or WiFi connections, ATM or credit card transactions, and many more a...

  • CMU researchers sought to better understand conspiracy theories and disinformation surrounding climate change by studying Twitter.

    From The Link: Heated Conversations, Cold Realities

    In 2017, about the time the United States signaled its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation, chatter on social...

  • The NSF has created 11 new institutes dedicated to AI research across a wide range of sectors. CMU researchers are involved in four of them related to agriculture, elder care, ethics and hunger.

    The Global Reach of CMU AI

    Global health care, the future of transportation, food security, consumer privacy in a networked world. As intractable problems accrue and...

  • Robotics Institute researchers have developed an algorithmic planner that helps delegate tasks to humans and robots.

    CMU Researchers Develop Algorithm To Divvy Up Tasks for Human-Robot Teams

    As robots increasingly join people on the factory floor, in warehouses and elsewhere on the job, dividing up who will do which tasks grows...

  • A new policy brief from CMU's Traffic 21 outlines the state of automation in public transportation, discusses the challenges and benefits of autonomous vehicle technology, and offers policy recommendations for federal officials.

    New Research Offers Recommendations for Integrating Autonomous Driving Tech Into Public Transportation

    Autonomous vehicle technology likely won't replace the workers behind the wheels of buses, vans and other vehicles shuttling people around...

  • Roberta Klatzky, the Charles J. Queenan Jr. Professor of Psychology and a faculty member in the HCII, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

    Klatzky Elected Into National Academy of Sciences

    Roberta Klatzky — an expert in cognition whose research examines the relationships between human perception and action — has been elected ...

  • Nadia Susanto

    SCS Seniors Shine as Scholar Athletes

    Nadia Susanto and Michael OBroin will both earn degrees from the School of Computer Science during Carnegie Mellon University's upcoming C...

  • TouchPose calculates hand postures based on the geometry of finger touch points on smartphone and tablet touchscreens.

    TouchPose Technology Senses What Touchscreens Can't Feel

    Current touchscreens and trackpads miss a lot of information.

  • CMU researchers contributed to more than 40 accepted papers — including three that won Best Paper awards and six that earned Honorable Mentions — at this year's Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2022).

    SCS Research Takes Top Honors at CHI 2022

    Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science took home several top awards at this year's ACM Conference on Hum...

  • CMU researchers have exploited the sensitivity of the lips to devise a practical new way for people to receive tactile feedback in virtual worlds.

    Over the Lips, Through the Gums, Look Out Gamers, Here It Comes — Or So It Seems

    Lips are famously sensual but, together with the gums and tongue, they are also surprisingly sensitive, second only to the fingertips in n...

  • CyLab researchers will present two papers at CHI 2022 that examine Apple's privacy nutrition labels.

    CyLab Researchers Investigate Apple's Privacy Labels

    CyLab researchers will present two papers at the upcoming ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems that examine Apple's pr...

  • As a designer and qualitative researcher, Christina Harrington is devoted to understanding and conceptualizing technology experiences that support health and expand access to marginalized communities.

    Inclusive Design and Research Methods Will Lead To More Innovative, Intelligent Technology

    A few years ago, when Carnegie Mellon University design researcher Christina Harrington was still making home visits for her research, she...

  • A new course focused on issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in CS got its start when a group of grad students decided to create the training they wished they'd received. Those students received CMU's Graduate Student Service Award and will be honored at the university's Celebration of Education on April 28.

    SCS Ph.D. Students Designed, Taught New Course To Make Computer Science More Welcoming, Inclusive

    The Computer Science Department's new course focusing on issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in computer science and societ...

  • SCS faculty members and graduate students will be honored at this week's Celebration of Education Awards Ceremony..

    SCS Faculty, Grad Students Earn CMU's Top Education Honors

    The School of Computer Science will be on everyone's lips during Carnegie Mellon University's Celebration of Education Awards Ceremony on ...

  • SCS researchers are developing a tool, called EyeMU, that allows users to execute operations on a smartphone by combining gaze control with simple hand gestures.

    Your Eyes Control Your Smartphone With CMU's New Gaze-Tracking Tool

    As more people watch movies, edit video, read the news and keep up with social media on their smartphones, these devices have grown to acc...

  • headshot of Robert Kraut

    Kraut Named University Professor

    Three Carnegie Mellon University faculty members have been elevated to the rank of University Professor, the highest distinction a faculty...

  • Kayo Yin, a master's student in the LTI, wants to bring language technologies to all communities, including those that use signed languages.

    From The Link: Beyond Grateful

    Note: Today is National American Sign Language Day, and to celebrate the hundreds of thousands of people who communicate using ASL, we're ...

  • Brad Myers shakes Raelin Musuraca's hand as she walks back to her seat after winning an award

    HCII at SCS Founders Day 2022

    Several of our Human-Computer Interaction Institute colleagues were recognized at the SCS Founders Day Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 5...

  • Aniket Kittur

    Kittur Named to CHI Academy

    Professor Aniket "Niki" Kittur has been named to the 2022 CHI Academy — an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contrib...