Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction

College of Information Studies

University of Maryland
4105 Hornbake Bldg, South Wing
4130 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742

 

hcim@umd.edu

Faculty, Labs & Centers

The diverse research interests of our faculty reflect the interdisciplinary nature of HCI. With backgrounds that range from computer science to journalism, engineering to education, our faculty bring award-winning academic and industry expertise to the classroom.

 
Joel Chan
Eun Kyoung Choe
Tamara Clegg
Niklas Elmqvist
Jen Golbeck
Evan Golub
Hernisa Kacorri
Bill Killiam
Kari Kraus
Bill Kules
Katy Lawly
Amanda Lazar
Vanessa Frere-Martinez
Katie Shilton
Ben Shniederman
Beth St. Jean
Mega Subramaniam
Yla Tauszik
Jessica Vitak
David Weintrop
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Jonathan Lazar

RESEARCH INTEREST ICT accessibility for people with disabilities, user-centered design methods, assistive technologies, law and public policy related to HCI and accessibility

Tammy Clegg

RESEARCH INTEREST Developing technology to support youth's STEM learning and disposition, participatory design with children

Niklas Elmqvist

RESEARCH INTEREST Information visualization, visual analytics, big data, novel interfaces, mobile devices, large displays, ubiquitous computing.

Vanessa Frias-Martinez

RESEARCH INTEREST Urban computing, human behavioral modeling (mobility & social networks), large-scale spatio-temporal data mining, data for social good.

William Killam

RESEARCH INTEREST Product design methods, Product evaluation

Evan Golub

RESEARCH INTEREST Educational technology, tablet-enhanced applications, ubiquitous computing, and creativity support tools

Jen Golbeck

RESEARCH INTEREST Social networks, trust, intelligent interfaces, emergency and disaster response systems

Eun Kyoung Choe

RESEARCH INTEREST Human Computer Interaction and Health Informatics 

Wayne Lutters

RESEARCH INTEREST 

Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Sociotechnical Systems, Virtual Organizations, Social Computing, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

Katy Lawly

RESEARCH INTEREST Metadata, Organization of information, Structures for representing information spaces
Cognitive aspects of information seeking

Bill Kules

RESEARCH INTEREST  Technology in information science education, human-computer interaction and information retrieval

Kari Kraus

RESEARCH INTEREST  Digital humanities, virtual worlds, intellectual property, image search and retrieval, new models of scholarly communication

Alex Leitch

RESEARCH INTEREST 

interaction design, game design, makerspaces, experience design, web development

Caro Williams-Pierce

RESEARCH INTEREST 

game design for learning, online interactive lesson design, visualization

Geo Gao

RESEARCH INTEREST 

Computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), Computer-mediated communication (CMC), Human-centered computing (HCC), Multilingual and intercultural communication

 

Ben Shneiderman

RESEARCH INTEREST Information visualization, user interface design, human-computer interaction theories, empirical methods, universal usability

Katie Shilton

RESEARCH INTEREST User values such as privacy, accessibility, and fairness, Implementation of values in information technologies

Beth St. Jean

RESEARCH INTEREST Health-related information behaviors, Health literacy
Health-related self-efficacy and health behaviors, Information behavior theory  

Jessica Vitak

RESEARCH INTEREST User Privacy, information disclosure, privacy attitudes and behaviors, relationship maintenance and self-presentation strategies, social capital

Mega Subramaniam

RESEARCH INTEREST Use of school and public libraries as effective learning environments Science,  STEM) interest among underserved, underrepresented, and disadvantaged young adults

Yla Tauszik

RESEARCH INTEREST

Peer-production, crowdsourcing, social computing, problem solving in groups, open data, open science 

Joel Chan

RESEARCH INTEREST

Human Computer Interaction, Design, Creativity Support Tools, Collective Intelligence and Crowdsourcing, Social Computing

Amanda Lazar

RESEARCH INTEREST Human Computer Interaction and Health Informatics

David Weintrop

RESEARCH INTEREST Human Computer Interaction, Learning and Design, Computational Research Methodologies, Computational Thinking and Literacy, Video Games and Data Science

Hernisa Kacorri

RESEARCH INTEREST

Human Computer Interaction, Accessibility, Natural Language Processing, Crowdsourcing, Machine Learning 

Our Labs & Centers

 
Labs & Centers​

Our faculty belong to and run several labs at the University of Maryland. Each center showcases the various and diverse interests of our iSchool faculty.

CASCI

CASCI exists to advances our understanding of the technology, information, and organization approaches needed to realize the potential of 21st century communities.

DCIC

DCIC's mission is to be a leader in the digital curation research and education fields, and foster interdisciplinary partnerships using Big Records and archival analytics through public / industry /government partnerships.

HCIL

The Human-Computer Interaction Lab has a long, rich history of transforming the experience people have with new technologies. From understanding user needs, to developing and evaluating those technologies. 

HCIL NetCHI

We are the NetCHI Lab, which is part of HCIL at UMD. We study people and networks and create tools to help people with their networks.

HCIL Makeability Lab

The Makeability Lab is a research lablet within the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) at the University of Maryland founded in 2012 by Dr. Jon Froehlich.

Inclusive
Design Lab

Our goal is to make the next generation of computing technologies more inclusive. 

iPAC

The Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) is a response to the pressing need for research on the processes, practices, policies, and social issues that govern access to information in our increasingly digital information society.

MITH

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is a leading digital humanities center that pursues disciplinary innovation and institutional transformation through applied research, public programming, and educational opportunities. 

TRACE Center

Founded in 1971, Trace has been a pioneer in the field of technology and disability, known for high-impact research and development.

Social intelligence Lab

We study artificial intelligence and data science centered around people’s online social interactions.