Past Members and PhD Alumni

Over the years a diverse group of researchers has contributed to the activities of the HCIL, many of them have been from nations around the world. Please feel free to browse this list to meet our diverse alumni, and let us know if you notice that a name is missing!

Christopher Ahlberg
Diane L. Alonso
Georg Apitz
Aleks Aris
Toshiyuki Asahi
James Aspinwall
Ketan Babaria
Sriram Karthik Badam
Sean Bae
Wei Bai
Rashida Bandi
Ben Bederson
Richard Beigel
Steve Betten
Jim Blowitski
Angela Boltman
Elizabeth M. Bonsignore
Avijit Borthakur
Rodrigo Botafogo
Cody Buntain
Quincy Brown
Tom Bruns
Kathy Bumpass
Paolo Buono
Virginia Byrne
Laurent Cailleteau
Susan Campbell
Christi Capati
Todd Carlough
David Carr
Leslie E. Carter
Irina Ceaparu
Tiffany Chao
Karishma Chawla
Nick Chen
Hsueh-Chien Cheng
Rick Chimera
John P. Chin
Leslie E. Chipman
Joohee Choi
John Chu
Aaron Clamage
Tamara Combs
Teresa Cronnell
Zhe Cui
Kapil Dakhane
Niem Dang
Sandra Delancy
Shaili Desai
Khoa Doan
Pierre Dragicevic
Allison Druin
Fan Du
Cody Dunne
Irene Eleta
Jason Ellis
Jerry A. Fails
Allison Farber
Jean-Daniel Fekete
Dara Feldman
Dave Feldman
Xavier Ferre Grau
Leah Findlater
Elizabeth Foss
Lyndsey Franklin
Jon Froehlich
Kimberly Glasgow
Lance E. Good
Robert Gove
Amy Greene
Stephan Greene
Michael Gubbels
John A. Guerra Gomez
François Guimbretière
Laura Hadley
Bernhard Haemmerli
Ben Harper
Hiroaki Hasegawa
Leshell Hatley
Daqing He
Don Heider
Dan Heller
Harry Hochheiser
Carlea Holl-Jensen
Jonggi Hong
Don Hopkins
Juan P. Hourcade
Chang Hu
Richard Huddleston
Hilary B. Hutchinson
Chris A. Imbriano
Raj Iyer
Ani Jain
Vinit Jain
Ninad Jog
Brian Johnson
Mildred Johnson
Tricia Jones
Maria Jump
Walter A. Jungmeister
Eser Kandogan
Hyunmo Kang
Seokbin Kang
Steve Karassik
Lewis Karl
Amy K. Karlson
Reinhard Keil-Slawik
Amir Khella
Manav Kher
Udayan Khurana
Jinmook Kim
Jinyoung Kim
Joshua (Gi Ho) Kim
Jes A. Koepfler
Anita Komlodi
Flip Korn
Ara Kotchian
Boon T. Kuah
Bill Kules
Harsha P. Kumar
Navin Kumar
Priya Kumar
Jack Kustanowitz
Bongshin Lee
Hanseung Lee
Michael Leuschner
Rina Levy
Chunyuan Liao
Holmes Liao
Sabrina Yuchi Liao
Yuting Liao 
Rohit Mahajan
Sana Malik
Gary Marchionini
Steve Martin
Sheri Massey
Tracy Masterson
Britt McAlister
Duncan McElfresh
Wayne Menezas
Brett Milash
Jim Mokwa
Megan Monroe
Jaime Montemayor
Elizabeth D. Murphy
Maia Naftali
Jasmine Naraine
David A. Nation
Kawin Ngamkajornwiwat
Chris North
Brian Ondov
Masakazu Osada
Panagis (Pano) Papadatos
Cynthia S. Parr
Ajithamol Patlassesil
Adam Perer
Michelle Platner
Arkady Pogostkin
Jessica Porteous
Richard Potter
Seth Powsner
Alex J. Quinn
Tripti Rajput
Swetha Reddy
A. Walkyria Rivadeneira
Steve Rogers
Dana Rotman
Karen Rust
Brent Schlotfeldt
Kiki Schneider
Candice Schumann
Andrew Sears
Jinwook Seo
AAshrey Sharma
Puneet Sharma
Ara Shirinian
Kiki Shneider
Sujan Shrestha
Sante Simms
Rajinder Singh
Ram N. Singh
Laura Slaughter
John Smelcer
Benjamin K. Smith
Marie Smoes
Sonam Sobti
Hyunyoung Song
Awalin N. Sopan
Svetlana G. Stenchikova
Ken Stone
Bongwon Suh
Janet Sumida
Yoshifumi Takayama
Egemen Tanin
Sureyya Tarkan
Marko Teittinen
Anika Trahan
David Turo
Ben Valenti
Ajit J. Vanniamparampil
Maya Venkatraman
Daniel Votipka
Greg Walsh
Taowei D. Wang
Elizabeth Warrick
Miriam Weiss
Ryen W. White
Seth Widoff
Andrea Wiggins
Kristin Williams
Christopher Williamson
Krist Wongsuphasawat
Philip Wu
Jason C. Yip
Degi Young
Lingling Zhang
Zhijun Zhang
Haixia Zhao
Wei Zhao
Zhenpeng Zhao
Lidiya Zyskina

PhD Alumni

2021

Jonggi Hong
Advisor: Hernisa Kacorri
Dissertation: Exploring Blind and Sighted Users’ Interactions with Error-Prone Speech and Image Recognition

Kimberly Glasgow
Advisor: Jessica Vitak
Dissertation: Talking About Justice: Predicting Actor Engagement on Social Media After a Galvanizing Event

Brian Ondov
Advisor: Niklas Elmqvist
Dissertation: Revealing Perceptual Proxies in Comparative Data Visualization

Yuting Liao
Advisor: Jessica Vitak
Dissertation: Design And Evaluation of A Conversational Agent for Mental Health Support: Forming Human-Agent Sociotechnical And Therapeutic Relationships

Duncan McElfresh
Advisor: John Dickerson
Dissertation: Practical Algorithms for Resource Allocation and Decision Making

Priya Kumar
Advisor: Jessica Vitak
Dissertation: From Oversharing to Sharenting: How Experts Govern Parents and Their Social Media Use

2020

Daniel Votipka
Advisor: Michelle Mazurek
Dissertation: A Human-Centric Approach to Software Vulnerability Discovery

Candice Schumann
Advisor: John Dickerson
Dissertation: Exploring Diversity and Fairness in Machine Learning

Joohee Choi
Advisor: Yla Tausczik
Dissertation: The Effect of Role Specialization And Transactive Memory Systems On Performance in Data Science Teams

Virginia Byrne
Advisor: Diane Jass Ketelhut
Dissertation: The Role of Cyberbullying on Women’s Social Presence in Online Courses

2019

Sriram Karthik Badam
Advisor: Niklas Elmqvist
Dissertation: Enabling Collaborative Visual Analysis across Heterogeneous Devices

Zhe Cui
Advisor: Niklas Elmqvist
Dissertation: Towards efficient presentation and interaction in visual data analysis

Zhenpeng Zhao
Advisor: Niklas Elmqvist
Dissertation: Data-driven storytelling for casual users

2018

Fan Du
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Explainable Recommendation for Event Sequences: A Visual Analytics Approach 

Brenna McNally
Advisor: Allison Druin
Dissertation: Alumni Perspectives on their Membership in an Intergenerational Participatory Design Team

Matt Mauriello
Advisor: Jon Froehlich
Dissertation: Designing and Evaluating Next‐Generation Thermographic Systems to Support Residential Energy Audits

Lee Stearns
Advisor: Jon Froehlich
Dissertation: HandSight: A Touch-Based Wearable System to Increase Information Accessibility for People with Visual Impairments

Deok Gun Park
Advisor: Niklas Elmqvist
Dissertation: Visual Analytics for Open-Ended Tasks in Text Mining 

Meethu Malu
Advisor: Leah Findlater
Dissertation: Designing and Implementing Accessible Wearable Interactions for People with Motor Impairments 

2017

Zahra Ashktorab
Advisor: Jessica Vitak
Dissertation: Designing Cyberbullying Prevention and Mitigation Tools

Tak Yeon Lee
Advisor: Ben Bederson
Dissertation: Toward Symbiotic Human-AI Interaction Focusing On Programming By Example 

2016

Elizabeth M. Bonsignore
Advisor: Allison Druin
Dissertation: Playing for Real: Designing Alternate Reality Games in Learning Contexts

Yurong He
Advisor: Jenny Preece
Dissertation: Data Sharing Across Research and Public Communities

Jinyoung Kim
Advisor: June Ahn
Dissertation: Information practices during life transition: Korean immigrant women’s everyday life information seeking and acculturation

Sana Malik
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: A Visual Analytics Approach to Comparing Cohors of Event Sequences

Adil Yalcin
Advisor: Ben Bederson
Dissertation: Towards Rapid, Effective, and Expressive Visual Data Exploration 

Kotaro Hara
Advisor: Jon Froehlich
Dissertation: Scalable Methods to Collect and Visualize Sidewalk Accessibility Data for People with Mobility Impairments 

Uran Oh
Advisor: Leah Findlater
Dissertation: Accessible On-Body Interaction for People With Visual Impairments 

2015

Anne Bowser
Advisor: Jenny Preece
Dissertation: Cooperative Design, Cooperative Science: Investigating Collaborative Research through Design with Floracaching

2014

Irene Eleta
Advisor: Jennifer Golbeck
Dissertation: Multilingual Use of Twitter: Language choice and language bridges in a social network

Elizabeth Foss
Advisor: Allison Druin
Dissertation: Internet Searching in Children and Adolescents: A longitudinal framework of youth search roles

Megan Monroe
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman and Catherine Plaisant
Dissertation: Interactive Event Sequence Query and Transformation

Alex J. Quinn
Advisor: Ben Bederson
Dissertation: Crowdsourcing Decision Support: Frugal Human Computation for Efficient Decision Input Acquisition

Jason C. Yip
Advisor: Allison Druin
Dissertation: The Evolution of Science Ownership in Learners Engaged in Design and Technology Usage

2013

Cody Dunne
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Measuring and improving the readability of network visualizations

John A. Guerra Gomez
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Exploring Differences in Multivariate Datasets Using Hierarchies: An interactive information visualization approach

Sureyya Tarkan
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Interactive Visual Displays for Results Management in Complex Medical Workflows

Dana Rotman
Advisor: Jenny Preece
Dissertation: Collaborative Science Across the Globe: The Influence of Motivation and Culture on Volunteers in the United States, India, and Costa Rica

2012

Nick Chen
Advisor: Francois Guimbretiere
Dissertation: The Use of Multiple Slate Devices to Support Active Reading Activities

Chang Hu
Advisor: Benjamin B. Bederson and Philip Resnik
Dissertation: Crowdsourced Monolingual Translation

Benjamin K. Smith
Advisor: Kent Norman
Dissertation: Comparing small graphs: How distance, orientation, and alignment affect the comparability of small multiple bar graphs

Greg Walsh
Advisor: Allison Druin
Dissertation: Enabling Geographically Distributed, Intergenerational, Co-operative Design

Krist Wongsuphasawat
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Interactive Exploration of Temporal Event Sequences

2011

Susan Campbell
Advisor: Kent Norman
Dissertation: Users’ Spatial Abilities Affect Interface Usability Outcomes

2010

Mona Leigh Guha
Advisor: Allison Druin
Dissertation: Understanding the Social and Cognitive Experiences of Children Involved in Technology Design Processes

Taowei D. Wang
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Interactive Visualization Techniques for Searching Temporal Categorical Data

2009

Jerry A. Fails
Advisor: Allison Druin
Dissertation: Mobile Collaboration for Young Children

Chunyuan Liao
Advisor: François Guimbretière
Dissertation: PapierCraft: A Paper-based Interface to Support Interaction with Digital Documents

Philip Wu
Advisor: Jenny Preece & Yan Qu
Dissertation: User Acceptance of Community Emergency Alert Technology: Motivations and Barriers

2008

Aleks Aris
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Visualizing & Exploring Networks using Semantic Substrates

Adam Perer
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Integrating Statistics and Visualization to Improve Exploratory Social Network Analysis

A. Walkyria Rivadeneira
Advisor: Kent L. Norman
Dissertation: Tag Clouds: How Format And Categorical Structure Affect Categorization Judgment

2007

Leslie E. Chipman
Advisor: Allison Druin
Dissertation: Collaborative Technology for Young Children’s Outdoor Education

Amy K. Karlson
Advisor: Ben Bederson
Dissertation: Interface and Interaction Design for One-Handed Mobile Computing

2006

Hilary B. Hutchinson
Advisor: Ben Bederson
Dissertation: Children’s Interface Design for Searching and Browsing

Bill Kules
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Categorical Search Result Visualization

Bongshin Lee
Advisor: Ben Bederson
Dissertation: Interactive Visualizations for Trees and Graphs

Haixia Zhao
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Co-advisor: Catherine Plaisant
Dissertation: Interactive Sonification of Abstract Data – Framework, Design Space, Evaluation, and User Tool

2005

Jinwook Seo
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Information Visualization Design for Multidimensional Data: Integrating the Rank-By-Feature Framework with Hierarchical Clustering

Bongwon Suh
Advisor: Ben Bederson
Dissertation: Image Management Using Pattern Recognition

2003

Lance E. Good
Advisor: Ben Bederson
Dissertation: Zoomable User Interfaces for the Authoring and Delivery of Slide Presentations

Harry Hochheiser
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Interactive Graphical Querying of Time Series and Linear Sequence Data Sets

Juan P. Hourcade
Advisor: Ben Bederson
Dissertation: User Interface Technologies and Guidelines to Support Children’s Creativity, Collaboration, and Learning

Hyunmo Kang
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Managing and Exploring Personal Media Using Semantic Regions: A Spatial Interface Supporting User-Defined Mental Models

Jaime Montemayor
Advisor: Allison Druin
Dissertation: Physical Programming: Tools for Kindergarten Children to Author Physical Interactive Environments

2002

Laura Slaughter
Advisor: Dagobert Soergel and Marilyn Domas White
Dissertation: Semantic Relationships in Health Consumer Questions and Physicians Answers: A Basis for Representing Medical Knowledge for Concept Exploration Interfaces

2001

Angela Boltman
Advisor: Allison Druin
Dissertation: Children’s Storytelling Technologies: Differences in Elaboration and Recall

Egemen Tanin
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Browsing Large Online Data Using Generalized Query Previews

2000

Elizabeth D. Murphy
Advisor: Kent Norman
Dissertation: Cognitive Issues in Autonomous Spacecraft-Control Operations: An Investigation of Software-Mediated Decision Making in a Scaled Environment

Chris North
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: A User Interface for Coordinating Visualizations based on Relational Schemata: Snap-Together Visualization

1999

Richard Potter
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Pixel Data Access for End-User Programming and Graphical Macros

Zhijun Zhang
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Perspective-based Usability Inspection: An Empirical Validation of Efficacy

1998

Diane L. Alonso
Advisor: Kent Norman
Dissertation: The Effects of Individual Differences in Spatial Visualization Ability on Dual-Task Performance

Eser Kandogan
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Hierarchical Multi-Window Management with Elastic Layout Dynamics

1995

David Carr
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: A Compact Graphical Representation of User Interface Interaction Objects

1993

Brian Johnson
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Treemaps: Visualizing Hierarchical and Categorical Data

Andrew Sears
Advisor: Ben Shneiderman
Dissertation: Layout Appropriateness: Guiding User Interface Design with Simple Task Descriptions

1992

Leslie E. Carter
Advisor: Kent Norman
Dissertation: The Effects of Spatial Information Presentation on Human Decision-Making with a Hypertext Database

1989

John P. Chin
Advisor: Kent Norman
Dissertation: Fixed and Dynamic Menu Systems: A Script-Based Approach to Categorization