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25 years of technical reports
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20 years of video reports
20 years of video reports online


Nick Diakopoulos featured in Research@Maryland newsletter

New HCIL professor, Nick Diakopoulos's, research was featured in the Research@Maryland newsletter article, "A New Approach to Journalism."

Kidsteam featured in Pearson's online blog

Kidsteam featured in Pearson's online blog, Research & Innovation Network, "Meet the Learners at the Center of KidsTeam."

Catherine Plaisant elected to "CHI Academy"

Catherine Plaisant was elected to the CHI Academy, SIGCHI's recognition. She will be inducted into the Academy in May at CHI2015. The CHI Academy is an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of human-computer interaction. These are the principal leaders of the field, whose efforts have shaped the disciplines and/or industry, and led the research and/or innovation in human-computer interaction.

Allison Druin named 2014 ACM Distinguished Scientist

Allison Druin was named a 2014 ACM Distinguished Scientist for making "a significant impact in the field of computing, computer science, and/or information technology."

Who We Are

The HCIL has a long, rich history of transforming the experience people have with new technologies. From understanding user needs, to developing and evaluating those technologies, the lab's faculty, staff, and students have been leading the way in HCI research and teaching. read more about the HCIL and it’s mission>

Celebrating 30 Years of Contributions to HCI

To celebrate the HCIL's 30 years of contributions to the field of HCI, the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) made a video, and ACM Interactions published a series of articles about the HCIL's history and work.

New Interim Director of HCIL

Mona Leigh Guha will be the Interim Director for the Human-Computer Interaction Lab during the 2014-2015 academic year while Jennifer Golbeck is on sabbatical. Mona Leigh has been with the lab for 12 years as a graduate student and later faculty member. We are excited for the leadership, enthusiasm and energy she brings to the lab.


Industrial Visitors

Interested in an extended stay at the HCIL? Industrial visitors can spend six months or more learning about HCI working with us on active projects - such as recent visitors from Toyota, Toshiba and Hitachi.
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