Research in HCC
Our faculty investigates HCC from a broad variety of perspectives. As a result, HCC research addresses a diverse collection of interrelated research questions centered on the design, implementation, and evaluation of highly-usable interactive systems.
Areas of interest in HCC research include:
- Accessible Computing — broadly defined to include issues associated with disabilities, age, culture, and other relevant topics.
- Human-Information Interaction — studies information behavior and the design of user interaction methods to support that behavior.
- Social Computing — studies social behavior as it relates to computational systems and evaluating the various environments therein.
- Amy Hurst (firstname.lastname@example.org) [Assistant Professor]
- Shaun Kane (email@example.com) [Assistant Professor]
- Anita Komlodi (firstname.lastname@example.org) [Associate Professor]
Graduate Programs Director for HCC
- Ravi Kuber (email@example.com) [Assistant Professor]
- Wayne Lutters (firstname.lastname@example.org) [Associate Professor]
- Helena Mentis (email@example.com) [Assistant Professor]
- Ant Ozok (firstname.lastname@example.org) [Associate Professor]
Master's and Doctoral Programs
The M.S program in HCC is interdisciplinary in nature, building on significant strengths within the Information Systems Department and incorporates course work from the Visual Arts Department.
The Ph.D program in HCC is a research program giving students an opportunity to explore a diverse set of areas and methodological paradigms while developing their research interest. In addition to foundational course work, students pursue their own independent research to advance the discipline of Human-Centered Computing.
The Department of Information Systems at UMBC invites applications to several doctoral student assistantships in the Doctor of Philosophy in Human-Centered Computing program. The students will have the opportunity to work in dynamic research settings.