Past Seminars

The HCII Seminar Series has been a weekly tradition at CMU since 1990. Details of our seminars from 2014 to present, as well as many of their recordings, are available below. A few years ago, we held a year of special programming in celebration of the seminar's 25th anniversary.

Datesort ascending Title Speaker Abstract Event Recording
December 4, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Jessica Hullman Jessica Hullman Jessica Hullman Associate Professor of Computer Science, Northwestern University

"Beyond Visualization: Theories of Inference to Improve Data Analysis & Communication"

Data analysis is a decidedly human task. As...... Full Details

November 20, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Anne Marie Piper Anne Marie Piper Anne Marie Piper Associate Professor, University of California Irvine

"Rethinking Design for Accessibility"

Approximately 61 million Americans, or one in four U.S. adults, have a disability that affects daily...... Full Details

November 13, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Tamara Lynnette Clegg Tamara Clegg Tamara Lynnette Clegg Associate Professor, College of Information Studies and the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, College of Education, University of Maryland

"Designing Socio-technical Systems for Learning in the Third Place"

Oldenberg (1989) characterizes Third Places as the gathering places...... Full Details

November 6, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Martin Robillard Martin Robillard Martin Robillard Professor, McGill University

"Supporting opportunistic learning in software development with Wikipedia"

Programmers are...... Full Details

October 30, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Amy J Ko Amy J Ko Amy J Ko Professor, The Information School, University of Washington, Seattle

"Critical Computing Education"

Computing can be a wondrous, powerful tool, bringing us information, experiences, and connections that...... Full Details

October 16, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Karthik Ramani Karthik Ramani Karthik Ramani Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

"Augmenting Humans in Design Fabrication, Robotics, and Workflows Through Spatially Aware Interfaces"

The convergence of many factors such...... Full Details

October 9, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Niloufar Salehi Niloufar Salehi Niloufar Salehi Assistant Professor, School of Information, UC Berkeley

"From content moderation to school assignment: What do theories of justice teach us about design?"

Computational systems have a complex...... Full Details

October 2, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Parmit Chilana Parmit Chilana Parmit Chilana Assistant Professor, Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Beyond "One-Size-Fits-All": Designing for User Diversity in Software Learning and Help-Seeking

Learning to use feature-...... Full Details

September 25, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Chris Martens Chris Martens Chris Martens Assistant Professor of Computer Science, NC State

"The politics of programming: towards convivial and liberatory digital tools"

The software industry and corresponding educational pipeline...... Full Details

September 18, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Post Doctoral Fellows 4 guests: Alex Ahmed, Yongsung Kim, Sarah Preum, Angela Stewart

Alex Ahmed

Title: "Community-based design of open source software for transgender people"

Abstract: From the surveillance of...... Full Details

September 11, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Molly Lewis Molly Lewis Molly Lewis Research Scientist, Department of Psychology and Social & Decision Sciences

What are we learning from language? Cognitive and social biases are encoded in the structure of natural language

Natural...... Full Details

September 4, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: HCII Post Doctoral Fellows 4 Guest Speakers from the HCII Post Doctoral Fellows

Cynthia Bennett

"The Care Work of Access"

ABSTRACT: Current approaches to AI and Assistive Technology (...... Full Details

March 20, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Conversation, Design, and Wicked Problems Paul Pangaro Professor of Practice, CMU HCII
The Colloquy of Mobiles was designed by Gordon Pask in 1968, a magnificent mechatronic expression of the sexual revolution at
...... Full Details
February 28, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Building a future for theatrical play: Designing for Expressive Participatory Mixed Reality Performance Tess Tanenbaum Assistant Professor, Transformative Play Lab, Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California Irvine

In this talk I'm going to discuss my approach to the theory and practice of “Theatrical Play” through the lens of three prototype systems...... Full Details

February 21, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Augmenting Designers: Developing tools and methods to help designers do what they do better nik Nikolas Martelaro HCII - CMU / Assistant Professor

Recent advances in technologies such as conversational agents, robotics, machine learning, mixed reality, and the internet-of-things are allowing...... Full Details

February 14, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The MAGIC of Semantic IxD Daniel Rosenberg Adjunct Professor UX Design, at San Jose State University | Founder of RCDO UX LLC

Do you know how much cognitive load your design ideas will place on the user even before you sketch out the first screen? If the cognitive load of...... Full Details

February 7, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Mobile, Social, and Fashion: Three Stories from Data-Driven Design Ranjitha Kumar Chief Research Scientist, UserTesting | Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Having access to the right types of data at scale is increasingly the key to designing innovation. In this talk, I'll discuss how my group has...... Full Details

January 31, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Understanding Human Behavior for Better Assistive Robots Henny Admoni Assistant Professor Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University | Human And Robot Partners (HARP) Lab

Human-robot interaction has the potential to transform the way people work and live, particularly when it comes to assistive robots that help...... Full Details

January 24, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Near-living Spaces: Paradigms and Methods Philip Beesley Principal, Philip Beesley Architect Inc. | Primary Investigator, Living Architecture Systems Group

Using detailed illustrations of recent projects of the Living Architecture Systems Group, this talk will offer renewed working methods that can...... Full Details

January 17, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Doing Inclusive Design: From GenderMag to InclusiveMag Margaret Burnett OSU Distinguished Professor, Oregon State University

How can software professionals assess whether their software supports diverse users? And if they find problems, how can they fix them? Although...... Full Details

December 6, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Who is in the Crowd? Characterizing the Capabilities of Prize Competition Competitors Zoe Szajnfarber Associate Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering and of International Affairs, The George Washington University

This seminar presents findings from a recent field experiment designed to characterize who in the crowd is willing and able to solve complex...... Full Details

November 22, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The Big Picture of Quantum Technologies Jack Hidary Research Scientist, Alphabet's X (formerly Google X)

Jack Hidary of Alphabet's X (formerly Google X) will update on current quantum computing approaches from industry & academia in the NISQ (near...... Full Details

November 15, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm City Complex Violet Whitney Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Cities have always been complex, but in recent years, technology has inadvertently changed the nature of that complexity. Websites like Yelp and...... Full Details

November 8, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Computational Interventions for Behavior Change Mashfiqui Rabbi Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Statistics, Harvard University

In the US, unhealthy behaviors—such as sedentary lifestyle, overeating, substance use, and tobacco use—account for approximately 40% of the risk...... Full Details

November 1, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Scaffolding Robust Intelligent Systems with Crowds Walter S. Lasecki Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering / Founding Director, Center for Hybrid Intelligence Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Intelligent systems hold the potential to enable natural, fluid, and efficient ways to achieve users’ objectives — but being able to understand...... Full Details

October 11, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm “Knowledge Embodied in Artifacts”: A Problem in Design Epistemology Jeffrey Bardzell Professor of Informatics and Director of the HCI/Design program in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University--Bloomington

Among the most exciting developments in HCI research today is the rise of designerly approaches to research: research through design, practice-...... Full Details

October 4, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Cautionary Tales and Better Futures for Social Technologies John Cain Visiting Professor, Institute of Design in Chicago

This talk will explore the "human" in HCI, and offer ways to bring what people (just plain folk) care about (their passions and frustrations) into...... Full Details

September 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm How to Think About the Future Stuart Candy, PhD Associate Professor, CMU School of Design, and Director of Situation Lab

"Everyone thinks about the future. They just don't do it very well." – Jake Dunagan, Institute for the Future

All design activity is future...... Full Details

September 13, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The case for self-sovereign personal AI Adrian Gropper, MD CTO, Patient Privacy Rights Foundation

Whether it’s a smartphone that filters notifications or a brain implant that...... Full Details

September 6, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Teamwork with Robots Malte Jung Assistant Professor in Information Science, Cornell University

Research on Human-robot Interaction to date has largely focused on examining a single human interacting with a single robot. This work has led to...... Full Details

August 30, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Asocial Design Yields Antisocial Agents Megan Strait Assistant Professor of Computer Science, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Agentic technologies are increasingly emerging in intrinsically social settings; yet, the social capacities of such systems remain critically...... Full Details

July 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm Smart Interfaces for Human-Centered AI: HCII Special Seminar James Landay Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University

AI has the potential to automate people out of their jobs, and in some cases, it will. But while we should carefully consider the risk of...... Full Details

April 26, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The Design of Ethical Interfaces Paul Pangaro Professor of Practice, Human-Computer Interaction Institute

This talk proposes to the design community that we define and follow implementable principles for ethical interfaces. Such pragmatic principles...... Full Details

January 25, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Post Design Thinking: Designing for the Consequences of Innovation Michael Yap and Kristen Leach Etsy

Design is practiced along a spectrum. Practicing at any point along the spectrum comes with different kinds of uncertainties and risks. On the...... Full Details

January 18, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Designing Everyday Things as Collaborative Partners in the Context of Childhood Oncology Marco Rozendaal Assistant Professor of Interaction Design, Delft University of Technology

In this talk I will report on the results of a four-year design research project that focused on how to support children and families dealing with...... Full Details

December 7, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Situated Interaction in the Open World: New Systems and Challenges Sean Andrist Researcher (Microsoft Research)

In this talk, I will introduce a research effort at MSR we call “Situated Interaction,” in which we strive to design and develop intelligent...... Full Details

November 30, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Human+AI Collaboration: Improving the FATE of High Stakes Decision Making Kori Inkpen Principal Researcher, Microsoft

What do telepresence and bias have in common?  Not much. After 20+ years of thinking about how to help people connect and engage with others over...... Full Details

November 16, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Can I Use That?! Ethics, Law, and Norms for Other People’s Data Casey Lynn Fiesler Assistant Professor of Information Science, University of Colorado Boulder

Your tweets, blog posts, photos, reviews, and dating profiles are all potentially being used for science. Though much of this research stems from...... Full Details

November 9, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm User, Agent, Subject, Spy: Information Systems for Human Flourishing Michael Ekstrand Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Boise State University

Every day, information access systems mediate our experience of the world beyond our immediate senses. Google helps us find what we seek, Amazon...... Full Details

November 2, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm How the Information Revolution is Changing Design Practice Hugh Dubberly Principal, Dubberly Design Office

The proliferation of sensors, smart-connected products (IoT), the measurements they generate (big data), on-demand computing (the cloud), and...... Full Details

October 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Learning Programming at Scale: Code, Data, and Environment Philip Guo Assistant professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego

Modern-day programming is incredibly complex, and people from all sorts of backgrounds are now learning it. It is no longer sufficient just to...... Full Details

October 12, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm From personal informatics to personal analytics: personalized decision-support in health Lena Mamykina Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University

The increasing abundance of personal data related to health and wellness presents new opportunities for discovery and insight and can help...... Full Details

October 5, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The Reflect! platform: A cognitive system for dealing with wicked problems in teams Michael Hoffmann Associate Professor for Philosophy in the School of Public Policy & Co-Director of the Center for Ethics and Technology, Georgia Tech

Wicked problems are complex problems whose complexity results from the fact that they can be framed in a number of different ways, depending on...... Full Details

September 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Synthetic Teammates Christopher Myers Senior Cognitive Scientist & Cognitive Models Core Research Area Lead, Airman Systems, Air Force Research Laboratory

The rise in autonomous system research and development combined with the maturation of computational cognitive architectures holds the promise of...... Full Details

September 21, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm HCI Behind the Hospital Doors: EHR Challenges and Human Machine-Learning Interaction Susan Regli Human Factors Scientist, University of Pennsylvania Health System

This talk will address two aspects of hospital systems that sorely need attention from the human-computer interaction community. The first aspect...... Full Details

September 14, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Ethical Engagement and the Dark Side of User Experience Design Colin Gray Assistant Professor of Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue University

The profession of user experience (UX) design has rapidly expanded in the past decade, impacting the design of user interfaces, the larger...... Full Details

August 31, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Interaction Design and Imaginaries: Beyond Behavior Change Dan Lockton Assistant Professor & Chair of Design Studies, Carnegie Mellon University School of Design

How we think about the world affects what we do. The imaginaries we have—the stories we tell ourselves and each other, the mental models, language...... Full Details

January 19, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Can We Design Machines to Be More Humane? Paul Pangaro Chair and Associate Professor, MFA Interaction Design, College for Creative Studies

Billions of people use digital machines every day and we are all subject to their qualities. Who would question a quality that allows a digital...... Full Details

December 8, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Deep Learning for Understanding Driver Behavior in 275,000 Miles of Semi-Autonomous Driving Data Lex Fridman Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Today, and possibly for a long time to come, the full driving task is too complex an activity to be fully formalized as a sensing-acting robotics...... Full Details

December 1, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm If the Shoe Fits: Towards A Conceptual Model for Applied Deep Learning in Social Computing Carolyn P Rose Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

For more than a decade, a growing interest in automated processing of behavior traces has been in evidence across areas in HCI, perhaps especially...... Full Details

November 17, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Supporting People with Low Vision with Augmented Reality Shiri Azenkot Assistant Professor, Cornell Tech, Cornell University
About 19 million people in the US report difficulty seeing even with glasses or contact lenses. Many of these people
...... Full Details
November 3, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Computational Ecosystems: Tech-enabled Communities to Advance Human Values at Scale Haoqi Zhang Allen K. and Johnnie Cordell Breed Junior Chair of Design, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Northwestern University

Despite the continued development of individual technologies and processes for supporting human endeavors, major leaps in solving complex human...... Full Details

October 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm How to Design with Openness: Shaping a Design Approach for Open and Growing Systems Joep Frens Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology

In this lecture I argue that (interaction) design is changing from a “one product – one user” perspective towards a more “multiple products –...... Full Details

October 16, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm Special HCII Seminar: Soft Materials for Human Compatible Machines and Electronics Carmel Majidi Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Carmel Majidi directs the Integrated Soft Materials Lab at CMU, Mechanical Engineering department. Currently, his...... Full Details

October 13, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Design at the Interface Daniel Cardoso Llach Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University

At the dawn of the information age Herbert Simon advanced a view of design as a ‘science of the artificial’ that could be expressed by statements...... Full Details

September 29, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Prototyping a More Positive Future Sophia Brueckner Assistant Professor, Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan

Sophia Brueckner is a futurist artist, designer, and engineer. Inseparable from computers since the age of two, she believes she is a cyborg. At...... Full Details

September 22, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm User Research: The Designer’s Ticket to Informing Strategy Jeremy Koempel Co-Founder and Design Lead, Bessemer Alliance

The rate of change in our world is breathtaking. Many organizations simply cannot evolve quick enough to capitalize on this change and prepare for...... Full Details

September 15, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Practical Learning Research at Scale (and Relevance to HCI Education) Ken Koedinger Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Massive scale education has emerged through online tools such as Wikipedia, Khan Academy, and MOOCs. The number of students being reached is...... Full Details

September 8, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm HCII Seminar Series: Post-Doc Talks Paulo Carvalho, Irene-Angelica Chounta, Patrick Carrington, Sang-Won Bae Post-Doctoral Researchers, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Speaker 1: Paulo Carvalho

Talk Title: Beyond reading in educational contexts: Spending more time...... Full Details

September 1, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Morphing Matter: Designing Bioinspired Transformative Materials and Interfaces Lining Yao Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Technology, one might claim, is designed to recapitulate biology: as we strive to design physical objects and architecture that are...... Full Details
June 2, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Tracking Behavioral Symptoms of Mental Health and Delivering Personalized Interventions Using Mobile and Wearable Devices Tanzeem Choudhury Associate Professor, Computing and Information Systems, Cornell University

Mobile and ubiquitous computing research has led to new techniques for cheaply, accurately, and continuously...... Full Details

May 5, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm All the World's a Stage: Mobile Computing Across Multiple Contexts to Support Science On-The-Go Chris Quintana Associate Professor in Educational Studies, School of Education, University of Michigan

As computing devices continue to evolve from personal computers to mobile and wearable technologies, new learning opportunities are opening up....... Full Details

April 28, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Deception and Trust in a Post-Truth World Jeff Hancock Professor, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, Stanford University

How is the rewiring of communication in the network age changing how we deceive and trust one another? How can we trust that news story, or a...... Full Details

April 14, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm TALK CANCELED: How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design Katherine Isbister Professor, Computational Media Department, University of California Santa Cruz

Designers know games can evoke empathy and intense connection. But everyday non-expert conversations about games still rarely touch on this truth...... Full Details

April 7, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The Challenges and Opportunities for Real-time Ridesharing Services to Address Unemployment Barriers Among Low-Resourced Populations Tawanna Dillahunt Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan

Improved transportation is a key predictor for upward economic mobility, and the relationship between transportation and economic mobility is...... Full Details

March 31, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Innovators and their Others: Entrepreneurial Citizenship in Transnational India Lilly Irani Assistant Professor of Communication & Science Studies, University of California San Diego

This talk focuses on how valorized forms of work become models of citizenship. Today, the halls of TED and Davos reverberate with optimism that ...... Full Details

March 24, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm CANCELED: Tracking Behavioral Symptoms of Mental Health and Delivering Personalized Interventions Using Mobile and Wearable Devices Tanzeem Choudhury Associate Professor, Computing and Information Sciences, Cornell University

CANCELED: Mobile and ubiquitous computing research has led to new techniques for cheaply, accurately, and continuously collecting data on human...... Full Details

March 3, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Predictive Interaction Jeffrey Heer Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

How might we architect interactive systems that have better models of the tasks we're trying to perform, learn over time, help refine ambiguous...... Full Details

February 24, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Asking Technology: A Step Too Far or Not Far Enough? Yvonne Rogers Director, UCL Interaction Centre, University College London

Much of HCI research involves asking people questions, either through interviews, surveys, design sessions, evaluation studies, voting, polling...... Full Details

February 17, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Achieving Real Virtuality: Closing the Gap Between the Digital and the Physical Daniel Wigdor

As digital interaction spreads to an increasing number of devices, direct physical manipulation has become the dominant metaphor in HCI. The...... Full Details

February 10, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm In A Flash: Crowdsourcing Organizations, Collaborations, and Research Michael Bernstein Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University

Crowdsourcing envisions computational systems that enable complex collective achievements. However, today's crowdsourcing techniques are limited...... Full Details

February 3, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Participatory Design as a Practice in the Learning Sciences Betsy N. Disalvo Assistant Professor, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech

The goal of the learning sciences is to not only understand the phenomena of learning, but also to impact educational practices and enable more...... Full Details

January 20, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Aesthetics of Intelligence: Designing User Experience for Systems of Smart Things Lin-Lin Chen Professor, Industrial and Commercial Design, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

The vision of a smart environment, where invisible technologies seamlessly support people’s daily activities, is closer to becoming reality. After...... Full Details

January 12, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am Instrumented and Connected: Designing Next-Generation Learning Experiences Tovi Grossman

The history of computing is rich with examples of how computers, among their many purposes, serve as tools which enhance our ability to learn. As...... Full Details

December 2, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Unlocking Data, Unlocking Interaction James Fogarty Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

The applications we create are framed by the tools we use to create them. On one hand, tools codify effective practice and empower design. On the...... Full Details

November 18, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm From Typing Without Looking to Communicating With the Eyes Khai N Truong Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Toronto

Text entry is an important form of input regularly performed by computer users. However, there are many situations in which users might not...... Full Details

November 11, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Architecting Interactivity: How Experiments in Architecture, Cybernetics & AI Poured the Foundations of Interaction Design Molly Steenson Associate Professor, School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University

Inspired by cybernetics and artificial intelligence researchers who modeled intelligence in hardware and software, architects in the 1960s and 70s...... Full Details

November 4, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Making "Making" Accessible Amy Hurst Associate Professor, Information Systems Department, UMBC

Assistive Technologies empower individuals to accomplish tasks they might not be able to do otherwise. Unfortunately, a large percentage of...... Full Details

October 28, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm How UX Techniques Promote Simulation Software for Everyone Imran Riaz with guest Jared Pryor Manager of User Experience, ANSYS Inc.

At ANSYS, we create simulation software that is a key component of the product development process, helping to validate the effectiveness of...... Full Details

October 21, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm HCII Postdoctoral Fellow Short Talks 3 Zhen Bai, Soniya Gadgil-Sharma, Hernisa Kacorri Post-Doctoral Fellows, HCII, Carnegie Mellon University

Speaker: Zhen Bai

Title: Fostering Curiosity Through Peer Support in Collaborative...... Full Details

October 7, 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm Design at Large: Real-World, Large Scale, and Sometimes Disruptive Scott Klemmer Associate Professor, Cognitive Science and Computer Science & Engineering, UC San Diego

Over the past five years, my group—and probably many of you—have experienced a dramatically-increased ability to do Design at Large: creating...... Full Details

September 30, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Embodied Empathic Agents - Just What Tutoring Systems Need? Ruth Aylett Professor of Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Embodied empathic agents are characters that, by their actions and behaviours, are able to show empathy (or not) for other characters; and/or...... Full Details

September 23, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Social Capital as a Concept in Human-Computer Interaction - From Bowling Together to Friendsourcing Cliff Lampe Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Information

Social capital is a construct describing the resources one can draw from social network connections. This talk will describe social capital as a...... Full Details

September 16, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Post-Doc Short Talks 2 Michael Eagle, Swarup Kumar Sahoo, Ran Liu Postdoctoral Researchers, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Speaker: Michael Eagle

Title: Predicting Individual Differences for Learner Modeling in Intelligent...... Full Details

September 2, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Post-Doc Short Talks 1 Sangwon Bae, Joel Chan, Irene-Angelica Chounta Postdoctoral Researchers, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Speaker: Joel Chan

Title: Accelerating innovation with computational analogy: Challenges and new...... Full Details

August 18, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm Instrumented and Connected: Designing Next-Generation Learning Experiences Tovi Grossman Distinguished Research Scientist, Autodesk

Today, we are moving faster than ever towards Weiser’s seminal vision of technology being woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. Not only...... Full Details

April 29, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Collaborative News: From “Narcotweets” to Journalism-as-a-Service Andrés Monroy-Hernández Affiliate Professor, University of Washington

How do people living in the midst of war use social media, and what can we learn from them to design the next generation of news technologies?  In...... Full Details

April 22, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm "Primordial", Ecological Design and the Nature of Things Mickey McManus Research Fellow, Office of the CTO, Autodesk

In his current research project, “Primordial," Mickey McManus and his team are exploring the impact on design when three inevitable technology...... Full Details

April 12, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Special HCI Seminar: Finding Gender-Inclusiveness Software Issues in the Real World with GenderMag Margaret Burnett Distinguished Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University

Gender inclusiveness in computing settings is receiving a lot of attention, but one potentially critical factor has mostly been overlooked:...... Full Details

April 8, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm CANCELLED - HCII Seminar Series: Kellee Santiago
February 1, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm Confessions of a Design Therapist Norm Cox Owner/Principal, Cox & Hall, LLC

In this lecture, Norm Cox will explore the early design roots of user interface, interaction and experience design, beginning with Xerox’s Star...... Full Details

January 29, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Interactive Visual Tools for Mining Large Graphs Polo Chau Assistant Professor, School of Computational Science & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

At the Polo Club of Data Science, we innovate at the intersection of HCI and Data Mining, combining the best from both worlds to synthesize...... Full Details

January 22, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Leading the Startup UX Uday Gajendar Principal UX Designer (independent)

Let's imagine: You've happily graduated from CMU and just joined a startup as the lead (or maybe only!) designer. Nice! But you know you need to...... Full Details

January 15, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm The Role of Cognitive Strategy in Human-Computer Interaction Anthony Hornof Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Oregon

A fundamental challenge for the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) is to develop, identify and promote engineering approaches that can...... Full Details

December 11, 2015 - 1:15pm A Computer Scientist's View of HCI, Systems and Theory Jason Hong Associate Professor

This talk is actually two talks, one about research our team did in applying social psychology to cybersecurity, and another about the nature and...... Full Details

December 4, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series: Steven Dow Steven Dow Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University


A Research Journey from Telepresence to Design Theory to Social Computing

Research, like life, often takes us in...... Full Details

November 20, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm From EHRs to Body-Worn Sensors: Finding Causes of Health and Disease Samantha Kleinberg Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology

Massive amounts of medical data from electronic health records are now being mined by researchers, and can be used to improve care such as by...... Full Details

November 13, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Interacting with Personal Fabrication Machines Stefanie Mueller PhD Student, Human Computer Interaction Lab, Hasso Plattner Institute

Even though considered a rapid prototyping tool, 3D printers are very slow. Many objects require several hours of printing time or even...... Full Details

November 6, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Modeling Human Communication Dynamics Louis-Philippe Morency Assistant Professor, Language Technology Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Human face-to-face communication is a little like a dance, in that participants continuously adjust their behaviors based on verbal and nonverbal...... Full Details

October 30, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Unlocking the Potential of Algorithms in Human Matters Min Kyung Lee Research Scientist, Center for Machine Learning and Health, Carnegie Mellon University

Even beyond industrial domains such as production and operation management, algorithms increasingly act as mediators between people and the world...... Full Details