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  • a standard microwave is augmented with additional sensors for this project

    Software-Defined Cooking Using a Microwave Oven

    Despite widespread popularity, today's microwave ovens are limited in their cooking capabilities, given that they heat food blindly,...

  • screenshot of the interventions they designed, including an estimated time on feed

    CMU Researcher Seeks To Understand the Regret Behind Social Media

    It started as a desire to spend less time on social media. 

  • virtual group photo of the summer '21 students on zoom

    HCII Seeks Applicants for Summer 2022 Program


  • collage of MHCI student portfolio web pages, entire image has a purple overlay

    10 amazing portfolios from Carnegie Mellon students

    This post is from the Webflow blog: "We picked our favorite design portfolios from Carnegie Mellon students, made in their classroo...

  • the double diamond research process is on the projector screen at the front of a BHCI capstone class

    Inviting Clients for Spring 2022 BHCI Capstone Projects


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    HCII at Virtual CSCW 2021

      The ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) was held virtually October 23 to 27, 2...

  • collage of 4 faculty: Bigham, Carrington, Ogan, Holstein

    HCII Researchers To Study Improving Algorithm, Computer Science Education as Part of CERES Network

    Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Human Computer Interaction Institute will collaborate with institutions around the world...

  • side by side images of Karan holding cellphone and sensor-generated version

    Innovation by Design 2021 Awards Recognize HCII Projects

      Three HCII projects were recognized with four of Fast Company’s Innovation by Design 2021 Awards.

  • Put Children In The Driving Seat Of Their Own Learning For Better Results

    Children learn better when they are more active in lessons and have more control over their learning, says a new study.

  • students seated around the Norilla game

    New Research Shows Learning Is More Effective When Active

     Engaging students through interactive activities, discussions, feedback and AI-enhanced technologies resulted in improved acad...

  • Jessica Hammer

    Jessica Hammer To Receive Carnegie Science Center Award for Work in STEM Education

      The Carnegie Science Center will honor Jessica Hammer for using games to tackle challenging problems and promote STEM educat...

  • Five SCS students named Siegel Scholars for 2022, 5 headshots on a red plaid background

    Five SCS Students Named Siebel Scholars

      Five graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have received Siebel Scholars awards for 2...

  • collage of 12 logos of last year's Capstone project sponsors

    HCII Seeks Capstone Project Sponsors for 2022

      Apply our future HCI leaders to your organization's challenges in 2022 The Human-Computer Interaction Institute invites com...

  • Ashley Burbano uses a sewing machine in the lab

    Designer Studies Cutting Edge of Fashion Via Luminous Material

      Carnegie Mellon University senior Ashley Burbano had glowing results in her summer research into understanding the applicati...

  • 2 side by side images: 1 flat noodle before boil + the same noodle in a spiral shape after boiling

    Want to eat more sustainably? Try flat-pack pasta

    Flat packed noodles that form iconic pasta shapes when cooked could lead to more sustainable packaging, transportation, and storage....

  • Pittsburgh researchers can’t stop tech giants or hackers from using your data. But they can try to protect your identity

    Questions about the future of the multi-billion smart technology industry that tracks what we are doing are more than theoretical in...

  • a robot with a purple torso is in the forground of a crowded cafeteria

    School of Computer Science Part of Four New NSF AI Institutes

    CMU Contributing to Innovations in Caregiving, Agriculture, Wireless Networks Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Scien...

  • Nesra sits at a NoRILLA table and reaches for a tower of blocks

    NoRILLA: AI Gorilla Brings STEM to Life at the Children's Museum of Atlanta

    There’s something new rumbling and tumbling at CMA! If you’ve visited the museum lately you’ve seen children building towers and oth...

  • side by side images of HCII PhD student Jason Wu and his advisor Jeff Bigham

    CMU, Apple Team Improves iOS App Accessibility

    SCS Researchers Part of Best Paper Effort at CHI 2021  

  • Jessica Hammer

    Jessica Hammer Named HCII Interim Associate Director

    Award-winning game designer Jessica Hammer will soon level up when she takes on the role of interim associate director of the Human...