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    Hammer and Kalarchian Win Shape of Health Competition

    A new game developed by Jessica Hammer and Melissa Kalarchian, two Pittsburgh-based researchers, won first prize in a national competition...

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    Dabbish Talks Women in Open Source on Consequential Podcast


  • Jodi Forlizzi

    Forlizzi Named ACM Fellow


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    HCII Team Named USDOT Inclusive Design Challenge Semifinalist

    Researchers Will Develop Prototype Smartphone Interface for Accessible Self-Driving Cars

  • Anthony Guo, HCII PhD student

    Forbes Names Guo Among '30 Under 30' Outstanding Young Scientists


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    HCII Seeks Capstone Sponsors for 2021

      Apply our future HCI leaders to your organization's challenges next year The Human-Computer Interaction Institute invites compani...

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    HCII Faculty Receive Facebook Research Award

      Professor Jason Hong and Associate Professor Laura Dabbish have received an award from Facebook to research privacy on the social ...

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    HCII Seeks Researchers for Summer 2021 Program

    Application now available for the 2021 HCII Summer Research Program Summer 2020 was an unprecedented year for all. The ongoing pandemic p...

  • side by side photos of Haiyi Zhu and Geoff Kaufman

    Zhu, Kaufman Receive Chairs Named Honoring Longtime HCII Faculty

      Haiyi Zhu and Geoff Kaufman, both faculty members in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII), are the inaugural recipients...

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    Nagashima Receives Award at AECT 2020

      Tomohiro Nagashima, HCI Ph.D. student, received the “Nova Southeastern University Award for Outstanding Practice” at the 2020 Asso...

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    HCII Announces DEI Committee and Fund

      Founding a new committee while working remotely during a pandemic might not sound like ideal timing, but those challenges have not...

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    Team Receives $2.3M from NSF for Intelligent Science Stations

    A team of Human-Computer Interaction Institute researchers composed of Systems Scientist Nesra Yannier (PI) and Professors Ken Koedinger (...

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    Two SCS Students Win 2020 Google PhD Fellowships

      Abdelkareem Bedri and Anjalie Field, Ph.D. students in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and the Language Technologies Inst...

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    MML Video Explores Morphing Matter From Home

      In a typical year, Assistant Professor Lining Yao and some of her students would travel to Linz, Austria, to attend Ars Electronic...

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    FIG Lab Receives 4 Innovation by Design Awards

      Four projects from the HCII's Future Interfaces Group (FIG Lab) were honored by Fast Company's 2020 Innovation by Design Awards. ...

  • Ahuja and Pareddy

    Ahuja and Pareddy are Finalists in Collegiate Inventors Competition


  • Megan Hofmann

    Five SCS Students Named Siebel Scholars


  • Haojian Jin

    Jin Receives 2020 UbiComp Outstanding Student Award

      Haojian Jin, fifth year PhD student, received the Gaetano Borriello Outstanding Student Award on Thursday, September 17, 2020, dur...

  • Jessica Hammer

    Hammer Receives Global Women in Games Hall of Fame Award

    Jessica Hammer, Thomas and Lydia Moran Assistant Professor of Learning Science, was named to the Global Women in Games Hall of Fame last w...

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    More than Human-Centred Design: CMU at DIS 2020

    Like many other conferences this year, the 2020 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) was held virtually in July. The them...