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Human-Centered Computing Research

Human-Centered Computing at CCI explores the relationship between people, groups, and societies and computing and information systems, with an emphasis on applications in various domains in health, transportation, mobile computing, and many other areas. The Human-Centered Computing faculty actively engage in state-of-the-art research and publish in the top journals and conferences across the many subareas of this exciting discipline.

Research Areas and Associated Faculty

Faculty and Research Interests

  • Denise Agosto: Information behavior, public libraries, social networks, gender, children, and teens
  • Ellen Bass:

    Human-centered design, human-computer interaction, human factors, human performance modeling , judgment and decision making, medical informatics, systems engineering

  • Bruce Char: Symbolic mathematical computation, algorithms and systems for computer algebra, parallel and distributed computation, computer science education, use of computing for STEM education.
  • Andrea Forte: Social computing, human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, computer-supported collaborative learning, information literacy
  • Susan Gasson: Co-design of business and IT-systems, distributed cognition & knowledge management in boundary-spanning groups, human-centered design, social informatics, online learning communities, Grounded Theory
  • Rachel Greenstadt: Artificial intelligence, privacy, security, multi-agent systems, economics of electronic privacy and information security
  • Peter Grillo: Strategic applications of technology within organizations
  • Xia Lin: Digital libraries, information visualization, knowledge mapping, object-oriented programming, information retrieval, information architecture, information-seeking behaviors in digital environments
  • Gabriela Marcu: Human-computer interaction, health informatics, action research, ethnography, user experience design, designing for social change, organizational information systems, ubiquitous computing, knowledge management
  • Santiago Ontañón: Game AI, computer games, artificial intelligence, machine learning, case-based reasoning
  • Jung-ran Park: Knowledge organization and representation (cataloging and classification, metadata) computer-mediated communication, cross-cultural communication, multilingual information access, discourse, and pragmatics
  • Lorraine Richards: Archives, digital curation, electronic records management, information technology and digital collections, cloud computing and record keeping, management of information organizations
  • Michelle L. Rogers: Human-computer interaction, healthcare informatics, human factors engineering, socio-technical systems, health services research, patient safety
  • Dario Salvucci: Cognitive science, cognitive architectures, human-computer interaction, human factors, multitasking and interruptions, applications to driving and driver distraction
  • Aleksandra Sarcevic: Computer-supported cooperative work, human-computer interaction, healthcare informatics; crisis informatics; social analysis of information & communications technology (ICT)
  • Erin Solovey: Human-computer interaction, brain-computer interfaces, tangible interaction, machine learning, human interaction with complex and autonomous systems
  • Rosina Weber: Case-based reasoning, machine learning, textual analytics, natural language understanding, predictive analytics, technological aspects of knowledge management, project management, and requirements engineering.