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IST Graduate Programs Current Graduate Students Ph.D. Program Human Computer Interaction

Human Computer Interaction

The Human Computer Interaction (HCI) track of the IST Ph.D. program produces researchers who can integrate, apply, and develop social-cognitive theory within a systematic design framework for creating and evaluating interactive systems. It fosters collaboration between students who have interests in the social and computer sciences.

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Ph.D. Thesis Publications

  • "Supporting the User Experience in Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) Development." Paula M. Bach (NSF Computing Innovation Fellow at University of Illinois), 2009.
  • "Effects of Mood and Stress on Group Communication and Performance in a Simulated Task Environment." Mark S. Pfaff (Assistant Professor, School of Informatics, Indiana University at Indianapolis), 2008.
  • "Awareness and Knowledge Sharing in Collaborative Computing: Experimental Methods." Gregorio Convertino (Research Scientist, Palo Alto Research Center, PARC), 2008.
  • "A Study of Language-Action Perspective as a Theoretical Framework for Web Services." Umer Farooq (Microsoft Reseach), 2008.
  • "The Effects of Rationale Awareness in Hybrid Collaborative Learning Activities." Lu Xiao (Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario), 2008.
  • "An Investigation of Data Overload in Team-Based Distributed Cognition Systems." D. Ben Hellar (Research Scientist, Next Century Corp.), 2009.
  • "Understanding How Identity Supportive Games Can Impact Ethnic Minority Possible Selves and Learning: A Design-Based Research Study." Joey J. Lee (Assistant Professor, Columbia University), 2009.
  • "Intelligent Group Interfaces: Envisioned Designs for Exploring Team Cognition in Emergency Crisis Management." Erik Connor (Research Associate, SA Technologies), 2006.
  • "The Development of an Emergency Crisis Management Simulation to Assess the Impact a Fuzzy Cognitive Map Decision-Aid has on Team Cognition and Team Decision-Making." Rashaad Jones (Research Associate, SA Technologies), 2006.
  • "Parallel Genetic Algorithm Optimization of a Cognitive Model: Investigating Group and Individual Performance on a Math Stressor Task." Sue Ellen Kase (Senior Engineer, MITRE), 2008.