Faculty

Faculty from the three schools sponsoring the program are listed first, followed by faculty from other schools who advise MS-HCI projects.

School of Interactive Computing
NameTitleResearch Interests
Gregory Abowd Distinguished Professor Ubiquitous/everyday computing
Rosa Arriaga Senior Research Scientist Human learning, technology aid for Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental psychology in robotics
Aaron Bobick Professor Computer vision; computational perception for human-robot interaction
Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice Health information technology
Amy Bruckman Associate Professor Online communities and education,
Keith Edwards Associate Professor Human-centered computing, information security, social computing, technology support for non-profits and NGOs,
Irfan Essa Professor Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Computational Perception, Robotics and Computer Animation, Artificial Intelligence
Jim Foley Professor Information visualization, educational technology
Eric Gilbert Assistant Professor Social media
Ashok Goel Professor Artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computational design, computational creativity, modeling human creativity in practical tasks
Beki Grinter Associate Professor Relationships between human action, interaction, and computing; computer-supported cooperative work, sociology, software engineering and ubiquitous computing
Mark Guzdial Professor Computer science education, educational computing, software-realized scaffolding, collaborative multimedia, construction and design environments for students, constructionism, collaboration support, log file analysis and visualization, computational science (computer modeling, simulation, and visualization) for students
Melody Moore Jackson Associate Professor Biometric control interfaces, brain-computer interfaces, user interface reengineering, software engineering education
Karen Liu Assistant Professor Computer graphics and animation, including physics-based animation, character animation, numerical methods, robotics and computational biomechanics
Blair MacIntyre Associate Professor Design and implementation of computer-enhanced interactive environments, augmented reality environments, exploration and design of prototype applications
Beth Mynatt Professor Supporting informal collaboration and awareness in office environments, enabling creative work and visual communication, augmenting social processes for managing personal information, ubiquitous computing, assistive technologies
Colin Potts Associate Professor Requirements engineering, design rationale and argumentation, user-centered design, and personal privacy
Ashwin Ram Associate Professor Artificial intelligence and cognitive science, specifically machine learning, natural language processing, case-based reasoning, educational technology, and artificial intelligence applications
Mark Riedl Assistant Professor Artificial intelligence, storytelling, and entertainment computing
Thad Starner Associate Professor Wearable computing, contextual computing, ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence
John Stasko Professor Information visualization, visual analytics, peripheral awareness
Andrea Thomaz Assistant Professor Socially intelligent machines, artificial intelligence, human-robot interaction

School of Literature, Communication, and Culture
NameTitleResearch Interests
Ian Bogost Professor, Director of Graduate Studies Videogame criticism, videogame rhetoric, and visualization, including game design and educational, persuasive, and political speech in games
Jay Bolter Professor Augmented Reality design, media theory
Carl DiSalvo Assistant Professor Critical design, participatory design, the construction of publics, imaging the city, community robotics.
Chris LeDantec Assistant Professor Integrating theoretical, empirical, and design-based investigations of community technologies; computer-supported cooperative work, social computing, urban computing, and values in design
Brian Magerko Assistant Professor, Adjunct with IC computational creativity, interactive narrative, educational media, and AI-based digital performance
Janet Murray Professor Interactive narrative and eTV, interactive gaming, encyclopedic media
Michael Nitsche Assistant Professor Interaction in mixed media spaces, machinima, games and film, and digital performance
Celia Pearce Assistant Professor Sociology of massively multiplayer games and virtual worlds, spatial media, game design
John Sharp Assistant Professor Game design curriculum, the artgames movement, videogame aesthetics, the history of play, and the early history of computer and video games

School of Psychology
NameTitleResearch Interests
Richard Catrambone Professor Instructional design, problem solving, use of task analysis to identify what learners and trainees need to know and do, computer-based (multimedia) instructional environments, animations and embodied conversational agents (ECAs)
Frank Durso Professor Engineering psychology, cognitive ergonomics
Arthur Fisk Professor Engineering psychology, human factors and aging
Wendy Rogers Professor Engineering psychology, human factors and aging
Bruce Walker Associate Professor, joint with IC Sonification, auditory interfaces, user-centered design

School of Architecture
NameTitleResearch Interests
Charles Eastman Professor, joint with IC Computer-aided design, solids modeling and engineering databases, and design theory

Department of Biomedical Engineering
NameTitleResearch Interests
May D. Wang Associate Professor Biomedical and Health Informatics, Molecular Imaging, Mobile Health

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
NameTitleResearch Interests
Kari Watkins Assistant Professor Transit traveler information systems, applications of Value Sensitive Design in transportation information

School of Computer Science
NameTitleResearch Interests
Russ Clark Research Scientist Mobility and convergence, network management

School of Industrial Design
NameTitleResearch Interests
Ellen Do Associate Professor, Joint with IC Intelligent Systems and Objects, Design Computing and Cognition, Physical and Ubiquitous Computing, Intuitive Design Interfaces, Sketch Understanding, Diagram Indexing and Retrieval, Computationally Enhanced Construction Kits and Toys, Architectural Robotics, Ambient Intelligence and Smart Living Technologies
Abir Mullick Professor Universal design, architecture, planning, rehabilitation and human factors
Claudia Rébola Assistant Professor Intergenerational design, communication technologies and healthy aging with special emphasis on exercising inclusive design, tangible interfaces/physical computing, and participatory design methods

School of Music
Jason Freeman Assistant Professor Computer vision, real-time music notation, and networked music
Gil Weinberg Assistant Professor, Adjunct with IC New instruments for musical expression, musical networks, machine and robotic musicianship, sonification, and music education