HCIL Awards

Our faculty have garnered numerous awards for their influence in the field of HCI, NSF Early Career Awards, and millions of dollars in research funding.

AAAS Fellows

  • 2001 – Dr. Ben Shneiderman

ACM Fellows

  • 1997 – Dr. Ben Shneiderman

ACM Distinguished Scientists

  • 2014 – Dr. Allison Druin
  • 2011 – Dr. Ben Bederson

IEEE Fellows

  • 2012 – Dr. Ben Shneiderman

NAE Members

  • 2010 – Dr. Ben Shneiderman

NAI Fellows

  • 2015 – Dr. Ben Shneiderman

SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • 2001 – Dr. Ben Shneiderman

CHI Academy

  • 2016 – Dr. Allison Druin
  • 2015 – Dr. Catherine Plaisant
  • 2012 – Dr. Ben Bederson
  • 2011 – Dr. Jenny Preece
  • 2001 – Dr. Ben Shneiderman

CHI Social Impact Award

  • 2010 – Dr. Ben Bederson
  • 2010 – Dr. Allison Druin

National Academy of Inventors

  • 2015 –  Dr. Ben Shneiderman

NSF Early Career Awards

Grants and Fellowships

2015

2014

2013

2012

  • Brian Butler, June Ahn. RAPID: Understanding and Designing Community Dynamics in a Massively Open Online Course Platform, the Peer 2 Peer University. National Science Foundation.
  • Allison Druin. Redesigning the Future with Children. National Parks Service.
  • Allison Druin. Understanding How Children Change as Searchers. Google Research Award.
  • Allison Druin. Understanding Social Communities for Children. Nickelodeon.
  • Allison Druin, Pat O’Shea, Ira Chinoy.  The Future of Information Alliance. Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.
  • Allison Druin, Mary Lou Mayer, Tim Clausner. HCC: Small: Designing Tangible Computing for Creativity. National Science Foundation.
  • Jon Froehlich. Faculty Research Award. Google.
  • Jen Golbeck, Aravind Srinivasan, Lise Getoor. E-VERIFY: Learning and Predicting Ties in Social Networks. IARPA.
  • Jen Golbeck. Trust in Crowds. Office of Naval Research.

2011

  • June Ahn, Allison Druin, Mega Subramaniam, Kenneth Fleischmann. Developing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Identities through Participation in Science-Infused Media and Virtual Peer Networks. National Science Foundation.
  • Ben Bederson (co-PI). Digital Disclosure of a Nationally Standardized Database of Restaurant Food Safety Inspection. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
  • Ben Bederson. Search Party: Learning to Search in a Web-Based Classroom. Google.
  • Ben Bederson. Search Party: Web-Based Classroom Learning to Search. Google.
  • Ben Bederson (c0-PI). Translate the World: A Unified Framework for Crowdsourcing Translation. Google.
  • Allison Druin. Understanding Social Communities for Children. Nickelodeon.
  • Leah Findlater. Personalized Input for Touchscreen Interaction. Google.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Information Visualization. Oracle Corporation.

2010

  • Ben Bederson, Allison Druin. Nokia Innovation Award: Mobile Learning. Nokia Research.
  • Allison Druin. Programming in Extreme Mobile Situations. National Science Foundation.
  • Allison Druin. Understanding how Children Change as Searchers. Google.
  • Allison Druin, Jenny Preece. Extreme Ethnography: When Content and Tools Change Continually on Vast Scales, How Must Our Research Methods Change? National Science Foundation.
  • Allison Druin, Jen Golbeck, Paul T. Jaeger. Workshop on Doctoral Education in the iSchools. National Science Foundation.
  • Allison Druin, Mike Stieff, Philip DeShong. Connected Chemistry Curriculum. U.S. Department of Education.
  • Jen Golbeck. Grant for Workshop on Social Trust Computing. Army Research Office.
  • Jen Golbeck. Rigorous Probabilistic Trust-inference with Applications to Social Network Analysis. Army Research Office.
  • Jen Golbeck. Semantic Web Informatics for Species in Space and Time. National Science Foundation.
  • Kari Kraus (co-PI). Preserving Virtual Worlds II: Methods for Evaluating and Preserving Significant Properties of Educational Games and Complex Interactive Environments (PVW2). Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Cognitive Information Design and Visualization for the National Center for Cognitive Informatics and Decision Making in Healthcare. Office of National Coordinator of Health Information Technology.
  • Catherine Plaisant. Health and Pandemic Data Analysis Evaluation. Battelle – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Supporting a Nation of Neighbors with Community Analysis Visualization Environments. National Science Foundation.

2009

  • Ben Bederson. CDI Type I: Translation as a Collaborative Process. National Science Foundation.
  • Ben Bederson (co-PI). Literacy 360 Alliance. Sesame Workshop/Hewlett Foundation.
  • Ben Bederson. Translation as a Collaborative Process. Google.
  • Allison Druin. Developing a New Technology for the President’s Park. National Park Service.
  • Allison Druin. Google Research Award. Google.
  • Jen Golbeck. Center for Network Science. Army Research Office.
  • Jen Golbeck. Email Filtering with Trust. Samsung Technologies of America.
  • Jen Golbeck. Trust in Open Networks. DARPA.
  • Jen Golbeck, Ugur Kuter. Behavior Network Diagrams. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.
  • Jen Golbeck, Ugur Kuter. EAGER: Understanding Social Behavior in Real-Time Strategy Games. National Science Foundation.
  • Kari Kraus, Derek Hansen. Alternate Reality Games in the Service of Education and Design. National Science Foundation.
  • Catherine Plaisant. Collaborative Research: User – Centered Visual Analytics Evaluation. National Science Foundation.
  • Catherine Plaisant. Collaborative Research: Visual Analytics Science and Technology 2009 Challenge Workshop. National Science Foundation.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Information Design and Usability Toolkit. Westat Corporation.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Interactive Exploration of Temporal Patterns in Electronic Health Records. NIH – National Cancer Institute.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). User Interface Research. Lockheed Martin.
  • Catherine Plaisant. Visualization. US Department of Transportation – Tier 1 University Transportation Center.

2008

  • Ben Bederson (co-PI). ICDL Elias Project. Eliassen Foundation.
  • Ben Bederson (co-PI). ICDL ClassmatePC Project. Intel.
  • Ben Bederson, Allison Druin. Designing and Understanding Intergenerational Mobile Learning Communities. National Science Foundation.
  • Ben Bederson, Allison Druin. International Children’s Digital Library Phase 2. Government of Mongolia Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
  • Allison Druin. Google Research Award. Google.
  • Allison Druin. Understanding Children’s Online Information Needs: Enhancing Children’s Experiences with the National Park System through WebRangers. National Parks Service.
  • Jen Golbeck. ArchivesZ: Visualizing Archival Collections. National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Jen Golbeck, Judith Klavans. T3: Text, Tagging and Trust to Improve Image Access for Museums and Libraries. Institute for Museum and Library Services.
  • Kari Kraus. iSchool-Digital Humanities Model Internship Program. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  • Kari Kraus (co-PI). Preserving Virtual Worlds. Preserving Creative America initiative under the National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP) administered by the Library of Congress.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Discovering Patterns of Events in Medical Patient Records. Washington Hospital Center.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Evaluating cooperation among NCI partners. National Cancer Institute / IDox.
  • Catherine Plaisant. Visual Analytics Evaluation. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

2007

  • Ben Bederson, Allison Druin. Workshop on Children’s Mobile Devices. National Science Foundation.
  • Allison Druin. Collaborations with Kidsteam. Discovery Communications.
  • Allison Druin. Exploring the use of Panwapa. Sesame Workshop.
  • Jen Golbeck. A Graphical Game Theoretic Asymmetric Tactic and Strategy Generation for Simulation and Training. Office of Naval Research.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Discovering Patterns of Events in Medical Patient Records. Washington Hospital Center.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Metadata Offer New Knowledge. Mellon Foundation.
  • Catherine Plaisant. Scientific Evaluation Methods for Visual Analytics. National Science Foundation.
  • Catherine Plaisant. Visual Analytics Evaluation. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

2006

  • Ben Bederson, Allison Druin. Creating Digital Libraries in Mongolia. Government of Mongolia Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
  • Ben Bederson, Paul Herrnson. Usability Study of Independent Voter Verification Systems. National Science Foundation.
  • Allison Druin. Collaborations with Kidsteam. Microsoft Research.
  • Allison Druin. Redesigning WebRangers. National Parks Service.
  • Catherine Plaisant. Visual Analytics Evaluation. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

2005

  • Ben Bederson. Piccolo graphics toolkit. IBM Faculty Award.
  • Ben Bederson. Human-Information Interaction Research. Booz Allen/ ARDA.
  • Ben Bederson, Paul Herrnson. Maryland State Board of Elections.
  • Ben Bederson (co-PI). Joint Institute for Knowledge Discovery.
  • Allison Druin. Collaborations with Kidsteam. Microsoft Research.
  • Allison Druin. New Mobile Technologies for Children. Microsoft Research.
  • Allison Druin, Joseph JaJa, Doug Oard. Robust Technologies. National Science Foundation.

2004

  • Ben Bederson. Automatic Thumbnail Cropping. Toshiba.
  • Ben Bederson. Interaction Design and Visualization. Microsoft.
  • Allison Druin. Designing a Website for Children to Engage with US Census Data. United States Census Bureau.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Human – Information Interaction Research. ARDA/Booz Allen Hamilton.

2003

  • Ben Bederson, Paul Herrnson, Richard Niemi, Michael Traugott. An Assessment of Voting Technology and Ballot Design. National Science Foundation.
  • Ben Bederson. Zoomable User Interfaces for the Semantic Web. DARPA.
  • Allison Druin, Philip Resnik, Jenny Preece. Technology for Cross-Cultural Communication in a Children’s International Book Community.  National Science Foundation Human-Computer Interaction Program.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Advanced User Interfaces. National Center for Health Statistics.

2002

  • Ben Bederson. Search Interfaces for Biodiversity Informatics. National Science Foundation.
  • Allison Druin, Ben Bederson. The Children’s International Digital Library. IMLS.
  • Allison Druin, Ben Bederson, Nancy Kaplan, Stuart Malthrop. An HCI Partnership Serving Underrepresented Groups. National Science Foundation.
  • Allison Druin, Ben Bederson, Ann Weeks. Developing a Children’s International Digital Library. National Science Foundation.
  • Catherine Plaisant, Ben Bederson. Information Visualization for the Oilfield of the Future. Chevron.
  • Catherine Plaisant. Toward the National Statistical Knowledge Network. National Science Foundation.

2001

  • Ben Bederson. Mobile Interfaces. Microsoft Research.
  • Ben Bederson. Mobile Interfaces and .NET. Microsoft Research.
  • Ben Bederson. Zoomable User Interfaces for the Semantic Web. DARPA.
  • Allison Druin. Digital Libraries for Children. National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative.
  • Allison Druin, Ben Bederson. InterLiving: Designing Interactive, Intergenerational Interfaces for Living Together. European Union Disappearing Computer.
  • Allison Druin, Catherine Plaisant. Robot Toolkit for Rehabilitation- Year 2. Maryland Industrial Partnership.
  • Allison Druin, V.S. Simsarian. Robotics Research. DARPA.

2000

  • Ben Bederson, Catherine Plaisant. Information Visualization. Chevron.
  • Allison Druin. Robotic Toys. ToyTech.
  • Allison Druin, V.S. Simsarian. Robotics Research. DARPA.
  • Kent Norman. Human-Computer Interaction for the Bureau of the Census. U.S. Bureau of the Census.
  • Kent Norman. Human-Computer Interaction for the Bureau of the Census. U.S. Bureau of the Census.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Advanced User Interfaces. U. S. Bureau of the Census.
  • Catherine Plaisant, Allison Druin. Robot Toolkit for Rehabilitation. Maryland Industrial Partnership and AnthroTronix.

1999

  • Ben Bederson. Unified Zoomable Environment (UZE) for Command Post of the Future. Lockheed Martin. DARPA.
  • Ben Bederson. Zoomable User Interfaces. Sun Microsystems.
  • Allison Druin. Advanced Research in Developing New Technologies for Children.  3-D Open Motion.
  • Allison Druin. Digital Libraries for Children. National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative.
  • Allison Druin. A Web Site for Children. United States Census Bureau.
  • Kent Norman. Training and Research with the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory. U. S. Bureau of the Census.
  • Kent Norman. Training and Research with the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory. U. S. Bureau of the Census.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Advanced User Interfaces. U. S. Bureau of the Census.

1998

  • Ben Bederson. Graphical User Interfaces based on Zooming. Travista.
  • Ben Bederson. Pad++: Zoomable User Interfaces. UNM / DARPA.
  • Ben Bederson. Zoomable User Interfaces for InImEx and Command Post of the Future. DARPA.
  • Ben Bederson, Allison Druin. KidStory. European Union – Esprit, Intelligent Information Interfaces.
  • Allison Druin. Career Challenges: Integrating Technology in Career Curriculum for Students with Special Needs. Maryland State Dept. of Education Grant.
  • Kent Norman. Training and Research with the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory. U. S. Bureau of the Census.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Advanced User Interfaces. U. S. Bureau of the Census.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Dynamic Queries Interfaces for the EOSDIS Information System. NASA – Goddard.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Interfaces for Advanced Transportation Systems. Maryland State Highway Administration.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). User Interface Training and Evaluation. U.S. Bureau of the Census.

1997

  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Dynamic Queries Interfaces for the EOSDIS Information System. NASA – Goddard.

1996

  • Kent Norman. Beyond Supervisory Control: Cognitive Issues in Human Interaction with Autonomous Satellites. NASA – Goddard.
  • Kent Norman. Interface Apparency and Manipulability: Cognitive Gateways through the Spatial Visualization Barrier in Computer-Based Technologies. National Science Foundation.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Dynamic Queries Interfaces for the EOSDIS Information System. NASA – Goddard.

1995

  • Kent Norman (co-PI). Implementing a Collaborative Course on Human-Computer Interaction Using Computer-Based VideoTeleconferencing: The Circle Project Phase 3. Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Improving Usability in Information Services. General Electric Information Systems and Maryland Industrial Partnership Program.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). User Interfaces for the Earth Observing System (EOSDIS). NASA – Goddard.
  • Catherine Plaisant. User Interfaces for the National Digital Library. Library of Congress.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). User Interfaces for the New Youth Services Information Systems. Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.

1994

  • Kent Norman (co-PI). Information Systems User Interfaces. Department of Juvenile Services, State of Maryland.
  • Kent Norman (co-PI). Infrastructure Analysis for Collaborative Distance Learning in the Consortium. Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Information Systems User Interfaces. Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). User interface for the Visible Human Project. National Library of Medicine.

1993

  • Kent Norman. Collaborative Distance Learning in the Consortium: Designing a Course in Human-Computer Interaction. Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Advanced Network Management. Hughes Network Management with Maryland Industrial Partnerships.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). User Interface of the Future. The World Bank.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Video on Demand User Interfaces. IBM.

1992

  • Kent Norman (co-PI). Computer Interface Design for Intermediate Results for the Grateful Med. National Library of Medicine.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Dynamic Queries for National Health Data. National Center for Health Statistics.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Human Factors and User Interface Design for Medical Imaging Workstation. Maryland Industrial Partnerships with Corabi International Telemetrics Inc.

1990

  • Kent Norman (co-PI). Human Factors and User Interface Devices. Maryland Industrial Partnerships with Custom Command Systems.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Continuation of Previous Work on Hypertext Environments and Touchscreen Applications. National Cash Register Corporation.

1989

  • Kent Norman (co-PI). A Survey of the Library of Congress LOCIS System. Library of Congress.
  • Kent Norman. Teaching Theater: An Environment for Collaborative Learning and Research. AT&T.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). Extensions to Hyperties. National Cash Register Corporation.

 1988

  • Kent Norman (co-PI). Human Factors and User Interface Devices. Maryland Industrial Partnerships with American Voice and Robotics.
  • Kent Norman (co-PI). Human Factors and User Interface Devices for Home Automation Systems. Maryland Industrial Partnerships with American Voice and Robotics.
  • Catherine Plaisant (co-PI). User Interfaces for Home Applications. Maryland Industrial Partnerships with Custom Command Systems Inc.

  • Kent Norman (co-PI). Human-Computer Interaction Research. AT&T.

1986

  • Kent Norman. Developing an effective user evaluation questionnaire for interactive systems. National Science Foundation.
  • Kent Norman (co-PI). Human-Computer Interaction Research. AT&T.

1983

  • Kent Norman (co-PI). Cooperative Problem Solving with Multiple Displays. IBM-FSD.
  • Kent Norman (co-PI). Cooperative Problem Solving with Multiple Displays. IBM Fulcrum Project.
  • Kent Norman. Human/Computer Interaction Research on Menu Selection. Control Data Corporation.