Faculty: Ashok Goel, Nancy Nersessian, Ashwin Ram, Mark Riedl
The Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science Laboratory consists of four sister labs: design & intelligence, cognitive computing, interactive narratives and interdisciplinary scientific cultures.
Faculty: Blair MacIntyre, Frank Dellaert, Greg Turk
AEL focuses on understanding how to build interactive computing environments that directly augment a user's senses with computer-generated material. While most of our work can be referred to as Augmented Reality, we prefer Augmented Environments because it captures our focus on user perception and the interaction between users and their environments.
Faculty: Tucker Balch, Frank Dellaert
The BORG Lab focuses on enabling large-scale physical multi-agent systems, (including humans, robots and other automated systems), to collaborate effectively in dynamic, noisy and unknown environments. Our lab is particularly interested in the problems associated with making the most effective use of sensors distributed among collaborating agents.
Faculty: Melody Moore Jackson
The main mission of the BrainLab is to study biometric interfaces for assistive technology, particularly Direct Brain Interfaces, to improve the quality of life for people with severe disabilities.
Faculty: Ashwin Ram
CCL pursues research at the intersection of artificial intelligence and human-centered computing, developing systems that are both intelligent and design to interact intelligently with humans.
Faculty: Eric Gilbert
The comp.social lab focuses on the design and analysis of social media.
Faculty: Irfan Essa, Jim Rehg, Frank Dellaert, Aaron Bobick
The Computational Perception Laboratory was created to explore and develop the next generation of intelligent machines, interfaces and environments for modeling, perceiving, recognizing and interacting with humans.
Faculty: Greg Turk, Karen Liu, Jarek Rossignac, Irfan Essa, Jim Rehg, Blair MacIntyre
The Graphics Lab is dedicated to research in all aspects of computer graphics, including animation, modeling, rendering, image and video manipulation and augmented reality.
Faculty: Mark Guzdial
Students are more successful when their learning is embedded in a context that shows relevance and motivates. The CSL Laboratory explores what kinds of contexts are most successful and creates tools to support contextualized learning.
Faculty: Amy Bruckman, Barbara Ericson, Mark Guzdial, Bill Leahy, Mike McCracken, John Stasko, Monica Sweat
This informal research group studies how people come to understand computing, and how we can measure and improve that understanding.
Faculty: Ashok Goel, Spencer Rugaber
The Design & Intelligence Laboratory conducts research on computational design and computational creativity at the intersection of AI, cognitive science and human-centered computing.
Faculty: Irfan Essa, Frank Dellaert
The DVFX Group focuses on exploring the technical aspects of digital video special effects production and computer animation.
Faculty: Amy Bruckman
Researchers in the Electronic Learning Communities lab study and design online comunities, particularly for educational applications.
Faculty: Beth Mynatt
The mission of the Everyday Computing Lab is to understand the transformation of everyday life as computing is ubiquitously integrated into informal, daily activities and routines.
Faculty: John Stasko
The Information Interfaces Group develops computing technologies that help people take advantage of information to enrich their lives. One central focus is the creation of information visualization and visual analytics tools to help people understand and analyze large data sets.
Faculty: Mark Riedl
Narrative is a fundamental cognitive tool used by humans for communication, sense-making, entertainment, education, and training. The goal of INC is to discover new computational algorithms and models of narrative reasoning that make computers smarter and better at entertaining, educating, and interacting with humans.
Faculty: Ronald Arkin, Tucker Balch, Ashok Goel, Ashwin Ram
Our charter is to discover and develop fundamental scientific principles and practices that are applicable to intelligent mobile robot systems. In addition, our lab’s goal is to facilitate technology transfer of its research results to yield solutions to real-world problems for a wide range of application domains.
Faculty: Keith Edwards
The pixi lab explores the boundaries between interaction and infrastructure. We take a human-centered approach to our research, by understanding the needs and practices of people through empirical methods, designing compelling user experiences that fit that context, and then building the underlying systems and networking infrastructure necessary to realize that user experience.
Faculty: Gregory Abowd, Rosa Arriaga
Our research focuses on building and evaluating “ubicomp” applications and services that impact our lives, especially in everyday settings such as the classroom, office and home. Topics include automated capture and access to live experiences, context-aware computing, applications and services in the home, natural interaction, software architecture, technology policy, security and privacy issues, and technology for individuals with special needs.
Faculty: Beki Grinter
In the last decade, computing has left the office and entered people's domestic and recreational lives; consequently, computing affects our lives shaping not just how we work, but also how we play. Researchers in the work to play lab are interested in using a variety of empirical techniques to advance the state of the knowledge in how computing affects our lives from work to play.
Faculty: Jarek Rossignac, Greg Turk, Karen Liu
The objective of the APL project is to provide scientists, students and engineers with interactive tools for designing and optimizing propulsion strategies that either mimic those exhibited by existing aquatic creatures or model new, envisioned, man-made propulsion mechanisms for a variety of engineering, scientific or medical applications.