|Jeffrey Bigham||Associate Professor||Jeff’s research is at the intersection of human-computer interaction, human computation, and artificial intelligence, with a focus on developing innovative technology that serves people with disabilities in their everyday lives.||Site Scholar|
|Laura Dabbish||Associate Professor||Laura’s research focuses on communication, collaboration and organizing work through technology. She is interested in how workplaces of the future will coordinate, motivate and inspire employees and volunteer workers. She directs the Connected Experience Lab (www.coexlab.com).||Site Scholar|
|Jessica Hammer||Assistant Professor||Jessica studies the psychology of games, focusing on the way specific game design decisions affect how players think and feel. She also helps design games that change people’s lives for the better. She studies how games can change the way people think, feel, and behave; her other research interests includes creativity, gender, mobile technologies, and community design.||Site|
|Jason Hong||Professor||Jason’s research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction, privacy and security, and systems, focusing primarily on three questions:
How can we use rich sensor data to improve our lives?
How can we make privacy and security easy for smart environments?
How can we use crowdsourcing to improve privacy and security?
|Geoff Kaufmann||Assistant Professor||Geoff’s research focuses on how fictional, simulated, and mediated experiences can build interpersonal understanding and empathy, reduce stereotypes and prejudice, and inspire higher levels of social consciousness and civic engagement.||Site Scholar|
|Niki Kittur||Associate Professor||Niki’s research in collaborative cognition aims at combining the unique strengths of human cognition, social collaboration, and computation to help people make sense of information and produce knowledge.||Site Scholar|
|Robert E. Kraut||Herbert A. Simon Professor of Human-Computer Interaction||Bob has broad interests in the design and impact of computing and telelcommunications for dyads, groups and communities. He has conducted empirical research on online communities, the social impact of the internet, the design of information technology for small-group intellectual work, the communication needs of collaborating scientists, the impact of computer networks on organizations, office automation and employment quality, and technology and home-based employment.||Site Scholar|
|Chinmay Kulkarni||Assistant Professor||Chinmay studies, designs, and deploys systems for massive-scale education and peer-enriched crowdsourcing.||Site Scholar|
|Steven Dow||Assistant Professor||Steven’s research examines creative cognition and develops technology to guide individuals, groups, and crowds through design exploration.||Site Scholar|
|Sara Kiesler||Hillman Professor of Human-Computer Interaction||Site Scholar|
|John Zimmerman||Associate Profesor||John’s work integrates service design theory and social computing technology to help citizens co-produce the public services they want and use.||Site Scholar|
|Abdigani Diriye||Postdoctoral Fellow||Abdigani is broadly interested in social and collaborative search, HCI and Information Retrieval. Specifically, he’s looking at ways we can leverage human- and machine-generated data to support people when sensemaking on the Web.||Site Scholar|
|Colleen Stuart||Postdoctoral Fellow||Colleen’s research focuses on the challenges and opportunities of collaborating through technology, particularly in online production communities where the work environment is highly transparent.||Site Scholar|
|Haiyi Zhu||Ph.D. Student||Haiyi’s research combines social science theory, quantitative methods, and computational techniques (machine learning and statistics) to understand the principles underlying the large online social systems such as Wikipedia.||Site Scholar|
|Jennifer Marlow||Ph.D. Student||Jennifer’s research addresses social cognition and impression formation among participants in online, large-scale professional social networking and work-sharing sites.||Site Scholar|
|Kurt Luther||Postdoctoral Fellow||Kurt’s research focuses on understanding how social computing systems can support creative collaboration. At CMU, he is exploring new applications of crowdsourcing in more complex and creative domains.||Site Scholar|
|Lixiu (Lisa) Yu||Postdoctoral Fellow||Lisa’s research interests include crowdsourcing, creativity and open innovation. She studies the ways of encouraging and organizing the crowd to generate creative ideas.||Scholar|
|Paul André||Postdoctoral Fellow||Paul’s research in social computing and crowdsourcing combines disciplines to design and understand for engagement with friends, or achieving complex work with crowds.||Site Scholar|
|Peter Kinnaird||Ph.D. Student||Peter’s research focuses on innovative platforms for civic engagement and democratic participation. He also works on crowdsourcing, anonymity, and networking projects.||Site Scholar|
|Ruogu Kang||Ph.D. Student||Ruogu’s research is about understanding knowledge and information sharing in collaborative tasks and in people’s general use of the Internet.||Site Scholar|
|Yla Tausczik||Postdoctoral Fellow||Yla’s research focuses on understanding the social dynamics of groups and how people work together to solve complex problems. Her research primarily makes use of naturalistic observation of group communication and interaction patterns.||Site Scholar|