webcam eyetracking

webcam eyetracking


mobile sleep advisor

mobile sleep advisor


smarter crowd editing

smarter crowd editing

travel replay

travel replay


storytelling platform

storytelling platform


adaptive mobile ui

adaptive mobile ui


Students who wish to be involved in human-computer interaction research should first take CSCI 1300 or 2300

Join the HCI mailing list, low-volume announce/discussion emails

Research Group
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Jeff Huang   Faculty

Jeff is an assistant professor in computer science, with a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. His work involves decoding users' behavioral data to drive novel applications. Jeff's research areas span human-computer interaction and information retrieval, across the domains of mobile devices, self-tracking, games, and web search.

Current Students
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Alexandra Papoutsaki   Ph.D. Student

Alexandra is a PhD student working on eye-tracking and crowdsourcing. Her main research aims to democratize eye tracking and make it accessible to the average computer user from the convenience of their own space. Before coming to Brown she received her BSc from the Athens University of Economics and Business in Greece.

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Nediyana Daskalova   Ph.D. Student

Nediyana is originally from Bulgaria with a computer science degree from Grinnell College in Iowa. She is doing research on how to improve college students' sleep habits, and is now working on a sleep tracking application that will help people improve their sleep by providing them with personalized recommendations.

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Jing Qian   Ph.D. Student

Jing is a Ph.D. student with a background in Product/User Experience Design and Media Arts. He is interested in researching adaptive user interfaces and augmented applications to enhance experiences among users and machines (mobile devices, computers, and wearables). He navigates between the realm of design and computer science.

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Shaun Wallace   Masters Student

Shaun is a Masters student working on the design and development of Drafty. The focus of his research efforts centers on crowdsourcing. His goal is to assess which tasks a novice or expert perform better within the data collection and/or verification processes. He currently works at Brown University as a Senior Application Developer.

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Eda Celen   Masters Student

Eda is a master's student working on the design and development of Rewind. Her main interests are User Centered Design and Web Development. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and currently working for a simulation software company as an Architecture Development Engineer.

Adrienne Tran   Undergraduate Student

James Laskey   Undergraduate Student

Guillermo Beltran   Undergraduate Student

April Tran   Undergraduate Student

Lucy Van Kleunen   Undergraduate Student

Marianne Aubin-Le Quere   Undergraduate Student


Jiahui Li   Engineering Masters Student (2015), now software developer at Microsoft

Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli   Undergraduate Student (2015), now Ph.D. student at Stanford

Prateek Arora   Undergraduate Student (2015), now software developer at Vistaprint

Patsorn Sangkloy   Masters Student (2015) advised by James Hays, now Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech

Eddie Yan   UCLA Undergraduate Student (2015), now Ph.D. student at the University of Washington

Erica Silverstein   Undergraduate Student (2014), now Masters student at Columbia University

Hak Rim Kim   Undergraduate Student (2014), now software developer at Whisper