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.
Research Centers and Labs:
- Center for Human-Computer Interaction
- Applied Cognitive Science Laboratory
- Laboratory for Computer Supported Collaboration and Learning
- Spatial Information Laboratory
- International Center for the Study of Terrorism
- User Science and Engineering (USE) Laboratory
Faculty Research/Contact Information
- Supporting Collaborative Case-based Learning (Jack Carroll)
- Wireless Community Networks (Jack Carroll)
- wConnect: Broadening Participation in Computing (Mary Beth Rosson)
- Coordinating Multiple Views in Information Analysis (Jack Carroll, Mary Beth Rosson, and Luke Zhang)
- Multi-scale Visualization of Multi-dimensional Relational Networks (Luke Zhang)
- Explanation of Software-Intensive Systems: A Foundation for Design Science (Steve Haynes andJack Carroll)
- Modeling Large-scale Agent Ensembles Using HERBAL (Frank Ritter)
- NeoCITIES: Modeling and Simulating Team Cognition for Extreme Events (Michael McNeese)
- Knowledge Enabled Visual Analytics: Supporting Individuals and Teams from Analysis (Michael McNeese)
- Studying Learning Strategy through Fantasy Sports (Brian Smith)
- Multi-Modal Geo-Analytic Support for Collaborative Crisis Management (Guoray Cai)
Interdisciplinary Research/Faculty Contacts
- Extreme Events Simulation (David Hall, Michael McNeese, and Andrea Tapia)
- Virtual Organization for Anthropologists to Share a High Resolution Computed Tomography Scanner(Andrea Tapia, Mary Beth Rosson, Rosalie Ocker, and Timothy Ryan)
- Mimicry, Deception and Violence: A Multidisciplinary Investigation of Social, Psychological and Cultural Dynamics in Terrorist Movements (John Horgan, Luke Zhang, and Prasenjit Mitra)
- Relational Network Analysis and Complexity for WMD Intention Discovery (Frank Ritter, Peng Liu, Prasenjit Mitra, Derek Kreager, and John Horgan)
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.