From desktops and laptops to phones and tablets to virtual reality, wearable devices, the Internet of Things, and robotics, technologies based on computing are all around us. The field of human-computer interaction (HCI) studies how we interact with these technologies, and how those technologies in turn shape our world. HCI researchers seek to improve how humans interact with technology, to understand the societal impact of technologies, and to invent new technologies that alter the way we perceive and navigate the world around us.

UChicago CS includes many researchers and lab groups that investigate these angles using interdisciplinary, user-centered, and physical-computing approaches. Faculty and students design more usable privacy and security tools, improve how users interact with robots, programming languages, and IoT devices, and make technologies more inclusive for marginalized and underserved populations. Other groups design wearable devices and user interfaces that augment human abilities and create more seamless integration between the virtual and natural environments.

Labs & Groups

CANON (Computing for Anyone) Lab

Diana Franklin
Researching innovations in computational thinking education with an emphasis on equity and inclusion for all underrepresented populations.

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Lab

Sarah Sebo
Developing robots that help people by engaging them in intelligent, intuitive, and purposeful social interactions.

SUPER (Security, Usability, & Privacy Education & Research) Group

Blase Ur
Focused on data-driven methods to improve online security and privacy and improving interaction for IoT and machine learning systems.

3DL

Rana Hanocka
A computer graphics collective at UChicago pursuing innovation at the intersection of 3D and Deep Learning.

Amyoli Internet Research (AIR) Lab

Marshini Chetty
Working to make the Internet more trustworthy and inclusive, drawing on human-computer interaction, usable privacy and security, ubiquitous computing, and...

Human-Computer Integration Lab

Pedro Lopes
Engineering interactive devices that integrate directly with the user’s body as the natural succession to wearable interfaces.

Chicago Human + AI (CHAI) Lab

Chenhao Tan
Developing synergy between humans and artificial intelligence through a better understanding of human behavior and human interaction with AI.

AxLab – Actuated Experience Lab

Ken Nakagaki
Designing shape-changing and reconfigurable technologies that invite people to actively engage and interact with a computationally-enhanced physical world.

Related Faculty

Marshini Chetty

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Ravi Chugh

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Nick Feamster

Neubauer Professor of Computer Science

Diana Franklin

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Rana Hanocka

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, College
Alex Kale

Alex Kale

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Pedro Lopes

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Ken Nakagaki

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Sarah Sebo

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Chenhao Tan

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Data Science

Blase Ur

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Upcoming Events

Join us in-person and online for seminars, panels, hack nights, and other gatherings on the frontier of computer science.
Sep
28
Upcoming Event

Marshini Chetty (UChicago) – Imagine All The People On A Trustworthy Internet

Sep 28, 2022

News & Events

UChicago CS News

High School Students in College Prep Program Visit UChicago CS

Aug 23, 2022
UChicago CS News

New 2022-23 Faculty Add Expertise in Linguistics, Visualization, Economics, and Data Science Education

Aug 11, 2022
UChicago CS News

Head’s Up: UChicago CS Grad Student Designs Device That Directs User’s Head

Jul 26, 2022
UChicago CS News

UChicago CS Faculty Receive Industry Grants From J.P. Morgan, Google

Jul 19, 2022
UChicago CS News

DSI Summer Lab Returns In-Person With 49 Students From Across the U.S.

Jun 14, 2022
UChicago CS News

UChicago CS Labs Join Museum of Science & Industry For Robot Block Party

Apr 20, 2022
UChicago CS News

New Data & Democracy Research Initiative Launched at University of Chicago

Mar 09, 2022
UChicago CS News

Assistant Professor Pedro Lopes Receives Sloan Research Fellowship

Feb 15, 2022
UChicago CS News

CS 4th Year Sophie Veys Receives CRA Undergraduate Research Award

Jan 14, 2022
UChicago CS News

Wearable Device That Changes Perception of Softness Wins Best Paper at UIST 2021

Nov 30, 2021
In the News

Asst. Prof. Blase Ur Discusses the “Metaverse” on Chicago Tonight

Nov 05, 2021
In the News

Assistant Professor Ken Nakagaki Named Innovator Under 35 by Tech Review

Oct 29, 2021
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