A number of our faculty conduct research in the area of human-centered computing (HCC). Our department investigates HCC from a broad variety of perspectives. As a result, HCC research within the Department addresses a diverse collection of interrelated research questions centered on the design, implementation, and evaluation of highly-usable interactive systems. We also employ a variety of methodologies in our research including both quantitative and qualitative approaches, lab and field based data collection, and usability engineering approaches including user-centered design, participatory design, and other related techniques.
The three core areas are:
- Accessible Computing — broadly defined to include issues associated with disabilities, age, culture, as well as context-aware computing, among others.
- Human-Information Interaction — studies information behavior and the design of user interaction methods to support that behavior.
- Social Computing — studies social behavior as it relates to computational systems and evaluating the various environments therein.
Faculty who are interested in HCC:
- Foad Hamidi, Ph.D., York University (firstname.lastname@example.org) [Assistant Professor]
- Andrea Kleinsmith, PhD, University College London (email@example.com) [Assistant Professor]
- Anita Komlodi, PhD, University of Maryland (firstname.lastname@example.org) [Associate Professor]
- Ravi Kuber, PhD, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland (email@example.com) [Associate Professor] [Graduate Program Director, Human-Centered Computing]
- Helena Mentis, Ph.D., Penn State University (firstname.lastname@example.org) [Associate Professor] [Associate Dean for COEIT]