Research Areas - Human-Computer Interaction

School of Information faculty and students collaborate to find impactful solutions to real-world problems facing users as they interact with computing technologies, including accessibility and inclusion, eye-tracking and visual perception, human-aware artificial intelligence, wearable and mobile computing, educational technology, consumer behavior, and usable security.

iSchool HCI Faculty

Christopher Bondy
Professor of Practice
Matt Huenerfauth
Dean, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Yunbo Zhang
Assistant Professor
Robert Kostin
Visiting Lecturer
Catherine Beaton
Associate Professor

RIT faculty who publish research in HCI

Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in English
College of Liberal Arts
coagla@rit.edu

Reynold Bailey, Ph.D.
Professor in Computer Science
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
rjb@cs.rit.edu

Gabriel Diaz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Center for Imagine Science
College of Science
gjdpci@rit.edu

Elena Fedorovskaya, Ph.D.
Research Faculty in Integrated Science Academy
College of Science
elena.fedorovskaya@rit.edu

Joe Geigel, Ph.D.
Professor in Computer Science
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
jmg@cs.rit.edu

Christopher Homan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Computer Science
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
cmh@cs.rit.edu

Rui Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Computing and Information Sciences in Ph.D.
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
rxlics@rit.edu

Jeff Pelz, Ph.D.
Professor in Center for Imagine Science
College of Science
jbppph@rit.edu

Esa Rantanen, Ph.D.
Associate professor in Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
emrgsh@rit.edu

Michael Stinson, Ph.D.
Professor in M.S. in Secondary Education (MSSE) Program
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
msserd@rit.edu

Matthew Wright, Ph.D.
Professor/Director of the Center for Cybersecurity
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
matthew.wright@rit.edu

Zhi Zheng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
zhzbme@rit.edu

Carlos Castellanos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Interactive Games and Media
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
cxcigm@rit.edu

Sorim Chung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Marketing
Saunders College of Business
schung@saunders.rit.edu

Lisa Elliot, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Office of the Associate Dean for Research/ NTID
lisa.elliot@rit.edu

James Ferwerda, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Center for Imagine Science
College of Science
jafpci@rit.edu

Jamison Heard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
College of Science
jrheee@rit.edu

Konstantinos Papangelis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media 
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
kpapangelis@me.com

Chao Peng, MFA and Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
cxpigm@rit.edu

Dan Phillips, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering
dbpeee@rit.edu

Ehsan Rashedi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
exreie@rit.edu

Brian Tomaszewski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in the School of Interacting Games and Media
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
bmtski@rit.edu

Michael Yacci, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
may@it.rit.edu

Richard Zanibbi, Ph.D.
Professor in Computer Science
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
rlaz@cs.rit.edu

Research

Besides the research projects in HCI, students pursuing a Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction have an opportunity to do capstone projects. Recent submissions are listed on the iSchool project page >

Facilities

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Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research

The Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research (CAIR) brings together faculty and students who conduct and publish research at leading computing and education venues on accessibility and assistive technology for diverse users, including people who are deaf or hard of hearing, people who are blind, people with communication impairments, and older adults.

Learn more about the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research

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Linguistic and Assistive Technologies Laboratory

We conduct research in computational linguistics and human-computer interaction, with a primary focus on accessibility applications and assistive technology for people with disabilities.

Learn more about the Linguistic and Assistive Technologies Laboratory

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Center for Human-aware AI

We conduct research to improve the quality of human life with breakthrough research in AI and to comprehensively equip future AI practitioners and scientists.

Learn more about the Center for Human-aware AI >