Human Computer interaction

Leah Findlater Wins NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Leah Findlater, CS Affiliate Professor, has recently been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award (NSF CAREER Award), which will support her research activities. Dr. Findlater’s work is in the area of human-computer interaction. She specifically focuses on lowering barriers to using technology and accessing information.


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CMNS Entrepreneurship Lecture Series #1

Dave Baggett ('92 Computer Science and Linguistics), a CMNS BOV member will present A Tale of Three Start-Ups" as part of the new new CMNS Entrepreneur Lecture series. Dave is the co-founder of the "Crash Bandicoot" video game franchise, of ITA Software, a travel search engine bought by Google, and of the revolutionary new email platform "" Come and hear what this entrepreneur has learned at each of his three start-ups, and how you, too, can bring your ideas to the marketplace successfully. Reception immediately following in G. Forrest Woods Atrium, Chemistry Building.

Governor recognizes HCIL

Maryland Governor O'Malley proclaimed May 29-30, 2008 as the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory '25th Anniversary and Annual Symposium Days.' According to the proclamation, The sparks of innovation have been steadily emerging for 25 years from the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland. Founded in 1983, this group of devoted faculty, outstanding staff, and energetic students has a remarkable record of innovative contributions that have influenced most modern information and communications technologies."