University of Maryland

HCIL 40th Annual Symposium

Thursday May 25, 2023
Hybrid: Iribe Center and Zoom

Join us May 25 in-person or on Zoom to learn about the cutting-edge research happening in the HCIL. In this full-day event, we’ll hear from faculty and students about ongoing research in AI, data visualization, accessibility, health informatics, usable privacy and security, and more. This year we celebrate 40 years of the lab. We’ve done a lot since the lab launched in 1983 and we’re looking forward to what faculty and students contribute in the next 40 years!

Program Overview

Time (ET)EventDetails
9:30am🎉 WelcomeWelcoming attendees, celebrating accomplishments, overview of the day


🎤 Plenary TalksSheena Erete: Applying an Intersectional Analysis of Structural Oppression and Power in HCI and Design

David Weintrop & Jimmy Lin: Learning Computer Science with Robots

Susannah Paletz: Emotions in Social Media
11:00am⚡ Lightning TalksTopic: Natural Language Processing / AI / Data Visualization
12:30pm🥪 LunchJoin a themed lunch table or attend a tutorial on HuggingFace while eating lunch. [in person attendees only]
1:30pm👥 PanelTopic: Teaching Design to Undergraduates
2:00pmLightning TalksTopic: Accessibility & Health Informatics
3:45pm☕ Coffee Break
4:05pm👥 PanelPanel: The promises and pitfalls of human-AI coordination: language translation as an emerging case
4:40pm⚡ Lightning TalksTopic: Potpourri (privacy/security, education, older adults, and more)
6pm🥳 ReceptionPoster Session, Demos, and Food!

Visit Campus and Parking Information

Visiting: To get to the University of Maryland, see Campus and Visitor Services.

Parking: The symposium is held during the week between spring and summer semesters on campus. During this week, any vehicle (with
or without a current DOTS permit) may park in Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 19. Faculty/staff lot, pay station areas, and
meters are still enforced.

UMD has a useful interactive campus map to help you get around campus. Lot 11b (top right on image) is the closest lot to Iribe; if you park there, you have a 6-8 minute walk down Paint Branch Drive (dotted line running from left side of 11b down to Iribe Center) or along the bike path that runs along the Paint Branch stream (dotted line running from right side of 11b down to Iribe Center).

map of UMD campus showing the connection between Parking lot 11b on the north side of campus and two trails on either side connecting to the Iribe Center on the south side (Campus Drive)

Virtual Attendants

All Zoom registrants will receive a webinar link prior to the event directly from Eventbrite. For assistance, please contact Luis Cortes (