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Professor Carolyn Rose

a clear path towards impacting students around the world

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Carolyn Penstein Rose is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment between the Language Technologies Institute and the Human-Computer Interaction Institute. In that role, she leads several research projects in the area of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and teaches courses in machine learning, discourse analysis, automatic summarization, computer supported collaborative learning, and research communication.

Professor Jennifer Mankoff

seeing how the reality of ongoing, real world use deepens the practice of HCI

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One of the most exciting developments in HCI recently is the increasing ubiquity of mobile sensing and interactivity platforms such as the iPhone, the iPad, the android platform, and most recently the kinect. Suddenly research ideas that could only be tested in carefully constructed environments can play out in the real world, across many different settings and cultures.

Gabriela Marcu

I'm excited about the growing impact of HCI on healthcare

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I chose HCI because I've always been more interested in how people use technology, and what impact technology has on people, than the technology itself.

Kerry Chang

understanding of human is essential to developing new technologies

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I picked HCI because I believe the understanding of human is essential to developing new technologies. I like to interact with people and understand what they need. My current research focuses on making programming easier and more intuitive for everyday computer users through designing and building authoring tools.

Ruth Wylie

enables me to solve real-world problems

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I picked HCI because it's brings together a unique blend of computer science, psychology and design that enables me to solve real-world problems. My research is on designing computer-based tutoring systems to help people learn English as a second language.

Ruogu Kang

my enthusiasm for this area has never decreased

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I have been doing HCI research since an undergraduate. My enthusiasm for this area has never decreased. The interdisciplinary nature of HCI is most appealing to me. HCII provides me with all kinds of resources for learning advanced knowledge, working with top-tier professionals, and being exposed to the latest news and technology in area.

Haiyi Zhu

the phenomena surrounding computers...

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Throughout undergraduate and graduate school, I evolved my major from mathematics to computer science and finally to human computer interaction.

Professor Roberta Klatzky

...profound application that perception is multi-modal

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My research areas are perceptually guided action, haptic perception (touch), and spatial cognition (thinking about space). I emphasize that we perceive the world through multiple senses, that perception interacts with thinking, and that what we perceive -- rightly or wrongly -- is the basis for how we act on our environment. My research has been applied to tele-manipulation, image-guided surgery, and navigation aids for the blind.

Julia Schwarz

...a completely untapped new set of interactions and interfaces

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I've always been interested in organizing and understanding complex systems. To me, the goal of HCI is to make it easier for people to understand and interact with computers. I picked HCI because I enjoy turning the complex systems behind computers into something people can understand. I have two research interests—coming up with interaction techniques, and developing new input handling systems.

Tawanna Dillahunt

motivate and encourage positive behaviors

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I chose HCI because of its interdisciplinary nature. I've always had an interest in technology but later became interested in social and behavioral psychology while pursuing my undergraduate degree. My specific interests were to understand how technology could be used to encourage positive behaviors. For example, can we use technology to encourage healthy lifestyles, sustainability, etc.?

Chloe Fan

change the way we interact with technology in public spaces.

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When I first heard about HCI, I thought that it was the perfect way to combine my Media Arts & Sciences and Psychology double major from Wellesley College. I'm currently doing research in the area of public spaces, behavior change, and engagement. I think the most exciting development in this area over the last decade is the release of Microsoft Kinect, which can change the way we interact with technology in public spaces.

Jennifer Marlow

perfect fit between my interests in psychology / behavioral science and technology

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When I "discovered" HCI, it seemed like a perfect fit between my interests in psychology/behavioral science and technology. Working in the field of CSCW, I'm interested in learning more about how we can improve the experience for members of distributed teams working across geographical boundaries and cultures.

Rebecca Gulotta

I love conducting research and building things

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I picked HCI because it was a way for me to study computer science, psychology, and design. I love conducting research and building things and HCI provides me with the opportunity to do both. Every research project is an opportunity to learn about something new and to work with people who are passionate about what they do and who I can learn from. I am excited by the potential for technology to change the way people interact with the world around them, and by the opportunity to contribute to this work.