Research Areas - Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)


The Human-Computer Interaction Group studies interaction in future computing environments including the office, home, mobile and medical. Emphasis on context-aware systems, perceptual interfaces (like computer vision and speech), visualization and learning technologies. The BID lab is a 4000-sq ft lab designed to foster collaboration, and houses about 25 students from CS, ME, BioE and Art practice. The Tele-immersive lab has about 10 students and postdocs from EECS, Humanities and Dance department and has extensive collaboration with faculty from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.


  • Context-aware computing:

    Activity analysis, Smart Spaces, Location-aware systems, Privacy technologies.

  • Perceptual Interfaces:

    Vision-based interfaces, speech and discourse interfaces.

  • Collaboration and Learning:

    Pattern-based authoring tools, ESL (English as a second language) learning, group collaboration technologies,including geographically distributed tele-immersive collaboration.

  • Optometry and Human Vision Simulation:

    Computer aided cornea modeling and visualization, medical imaging, virtual environments for surgical simulation, vision realistic rendering

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