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.

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.

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

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.
May
25
Upcoming Event

Sukrit Venkatagiri – Understanding and Transforming High-Stakes Investigations with Expert-Led Crowdsourcing

May 25, 2022

News & Events

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
UChicago CS News

New Wearable Device Controls Individual Fingers for Sign Language, Music Applications

Oct 11, 2021
UChicago CS News

Five UChicago CS Students Named to Siebel Scholars 2022 Class

Sep 23, 2021
UChicago CS News

Trio of New UChicago CS Faculty Join for 2021-22 Academic Year

Sep 16, 2021
UChicago CS News

Largest-Ever DSI Summer Lab Adds 55 Students, New Social Impact Track

Jul 13, 2021
UChicago CS News

Ten Papers at CHI 2021 Flourish Frontiers of HCI Research at UChicago CS

May 11, 2021
UChicago CS News

UChicago CS Student Group compileHer Takes Hackathon Virtual (And To Space)

Feb 25, 2021
Past Event

Sarah Dean (UC Berkeley) – Reliable Machine Learning in Feedback Systems

Feb 08, 2021
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