Interacting with computers is an important part of modern life, from driving a car safely to using all the features your phone can deliver, to being able to work productively and creatively. Interactive computing studies how computers and people can cooperate effectively on any number of tasks.
Our work targets problems in social computing, design and creativity, decision making, intelligent systems, and cognitive modeling. For example, we study the transparency of algorithms controlling social media feeds, the use of robotics in domestic environments to support aging in place, and the application of crowdsourcing for creative work. Working at times with companies like Adobe, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, NVidia, and Tableau, our research synthesizes knowledge from machine learning, psychology, design, and the learning sciences to study and address important problems in society. We also work on the presentation of and interaction with information, ranging from dashboards of visualizations to VR displays of photorealistic video games.
Faculty & Affiliate Faculty
Human-Computer Interfaces, Design Thinking, Creativity, Crowdsourcing, Teamwork
Social Computing, Human-Centered AI, Data Science, Online Moderation
Scientific Visualization, Computer Graphics, Information Design
Graphics, Projection Mapping
Data Visualization, Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality
Social Computing, Mobile Computing, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, and Crowdsourcing
Social Computing, Human Computer Interaction, Social Visualization, Assistive Technologies, Fairness and Bias in Computing
Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Cognitive Science and Engineering, Modeling and Supporting Human Judgment and Decision Making, Human-Automation Interaction
Data-Driven Design, Design Mining, User-Centered Machine Learning, UI/UX, Mobile/Web Applications, Social Networks, Fashion, Emoji
Virtual Reality, Human Perception
Quality of Experience, Tele-Immersion, Multi-View Visualization, Embedded Sensors, Distributed and Parallel Systems
Voting, Improving Individual and Collective Decision Making, Information Asymmetry, MOOCs
Computer Supported Collaboration
Usable Privacy and Security, Social Computing, Accessibility, Explainable AI
- The HCI seminar brings in emerging and established intellectual leaders in the field of human-computer interaction to present their latest research findings and visions. It also provides a lively forum for our students to practice conference, defense, and job talks and for colleagues to seek collaborators. Subscribe to the mailing list for the seminar.
- Illinois Computer Science Speaker Series