- 2013 - Yahoo! - HCIL Research Award
Beth Bonsignore: for her design and implementation of an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) for middle schoolers and a study whose findings have had an impact in both HCI and Learning Sciences’ communities.
Jason Yip: for his work examining how children's ownership of science learning evolves and what factors of ownership HCI researchers need to consider when developing educational technologies to support STEM learning.
- 2013 - Yahoo! - HCIL Data Visualization Research Award
Cody Dunne: for motif simplification that replaces the repeating patterns or motifs in a network with simple glyphs to reduce visual complexity and new Group-in-a-Box layouts that subdivide large, dense networks using attribute- or topology-based groupings.
Megan Monroe: for concepts, designs, and a system to display, simplify, and query temporal event records consisting of both point events (events that occur at a single point in time) and interval events (events with both a start time and an end time).
- 2012 - HCIL Google Best Student Research Award
This award recognizes outstanding research by students from the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. The award is for cumulative work including design, engineering, study, writing and presentations. The criteria include a balance of creativity, innovation, impact, and thoroughness.
Winners ($250 each)
Dana Rotman: For diligent theory driven work to understand the motivations of professional scientists and citizen scientists to contribute to the Encyclopedia of Life - by mixed methods of survey and interview produced insights that are valuable to this and other citizen science projects.
Chang Hu: For a fresh approach to an important problem - by using crowds of people that speak one language to collectively translate text, with thorough evaluation, and a well engineered publicly availably deployment, this shows the potential of combining human and computer capacities.
John Alexis Guerra Gomez: For innovative design and development of a visual analytic tool to compare evolving tree structures such as budget data.
Greg Walsh: For a creative way of applying participatory design, then implementing and evaluating a tool to support distributed teams of children.
Awards Received by HCIL Members
- Allison Druin recieved the Google Faculty Research Award for Human-Computer Interaction [description] (July 2012)
- Jon Froehlich, Leah Findlater, and co-authors received an Honorable Mention at CHI (2012)
- Leah Findlater and co-authors received two Honorable Mentions at CHI   (2012)
- Ben Bederson was elected to the CHI Academy (2011)
- Krist Wongsuphasawat's European Bubbles won the interactive category of the Information is Beautiful Award (2011)
- Ben Shneiderman received the Best Paper Award for 2009 from AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction (November 2011)
- Ben Bederson was recognized as an ACM Distinguished Scientist (2011)
- Ben Shneiderman received the Miles Conrad Lecture Award from the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (February 28, 2011)
- Ben Bederson won the SIGCHI Social Impact Award (2010).
- Allison Druin was awarded the SIGCHI Social Impact Award for promoting the application of HCI research for pressing social needs (2010)
- Ben Shneiderman was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, as reported in UMD Newsdesk and National Academies (February 17, 2010).
- Ben Bederson, Allison Druin and Ann Weeks' project, the International Children's Ditital Library, received the American Library Association President's Award for International Library Innovation (2010).
- Ben Bederson, Allison Druin and Ann Weeks' project, the International Children's Digital Library, won the Digital Education Achievement Award from the Center for Digital Education and Converge magazine (2009).
Ben Shneiderman Receives 2008 Board of Visitors Award from the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the Univ. of Maryland
Pictured on May 16, 2008, Board Chair Raj Khera presents the Award, while Dean Stephen Halperin and Prof. James Yorke applaud.
Amy Karlson & Ben Bederson won the Brian Shackel Award for making an “outstanding contribution with international impact in the field of HCI in 2007 for their paper “ThumbSpace: Generalized One-Handed Input for Touchscreen-Based Mobile Devices” in the Proceedings of INTERACT 2007.
Graduate student Haixia Zhao wins award from the American Association for University Women (College Park Chapter) for her Ph.D. work on iSonic (May 2006)
Ben Bederson received IBM Faculty Award for Piccolo open source 2D graphics toolkit (December 2005)
Graduate student Jack Kustanowitz wins best student paper award at JCDL 2005
Faculty Research Associate Ryen White to receive the BCS/CPHC Distinguished Dissertation Award Voted best Computer Science Ph.D dissertation in the United Kingdom for 2004/5.
Ben Shneiderman has won the IEEE Book Award for 2003 for his book, Leonardo's Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies
Ben Shneiderman's book Leonardo's Laptop was a finalist in the Independent Publishers Book Awards 2003.
Allison Druin was nominated by the White House and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, (2003)
Prof. Ben Shneiderman received ACM SIGCAS Making a Difference Award, (May 2001)
- Prof. Ben Shneiderman was awarded the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award and was elected to the CHI Academy. (April 2001)
Grad Student Anita Komlodi wins first place for presentation at UMD Graduate Research Day (May 2001)
Grad Student Juan Pablo Hourcade wins second place for presentation at UMD Graduate Research Day (May 2001)
Prof. Allison Druin wins UMD Outstanding Faculty Award (May 2001)
Prof. Allison Druin and Dr. Catherine Plaisant and their kids team were finalists for the Invention of the Year Award given by the UMD Office of Technology Commercialization.
Prof. Ben Shneiderman wins CHI Lifetime Achievement Award at CHI 2001 (April 2001)
Grad Student Hilary Browne wins NSF Graduate Fellowship (March 2001)
Grad Student Harry Hochheiser wins AOL Fellowship (March 2001)
Prof. Ben Shneiderman elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (February 2001)
Prof. Allison Druin wins NSF CAREER Award for her research on the Classroom of the Future (November 2000)
- Prof. Allison Druin receives the Lilly-Center for Teaching Excellence Fellow award (1999)
- Prof. Allison Druin receives the ACM SIGCHI Distinguished Service Award (1998)