Brown HCI

Behavior-Powered Systems

We make personalized applications from remotely-captured user behavior data

Students who wish to be involved in human-computer interaction research can read about preparation and expectations and apply here

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Research Group

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Jeff Huang   Faculty

Jeff is an associate 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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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 realms of design and computer science.

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Shaun Wallace   Ph.D. Student

Shaun is a Ph.D. student with experience in full-stack software development. His research combines the science of crowdsourcing with mining subtle forms of human-data interactions to create human-in-the-loop systems. These collaborative systems range from maintaining structured datasets to supporting creativity in classrooms.

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Talie Massachi   Ph.D. Student

Talie is a Ph.D. student at Brown with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Psychology. She is interested in understanding how online resources can be used to support people's mental health.

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Tongyu Zhou   Ph.D. Student

Tongyu is a Ph.D. student with a B.A. in Computer Science and Statistics from Williams College. Her research focuses on systems to support individual, collective, and collaborative creativity by encouraging users to derive inspiration from their peers or by example. These systems span both the web and augmented reality domains.

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Zainab Iftikhar   Ph.D. Student

Zainab is a Ph.D. student with her background in User Experience Research and Digital Mental Health. Her research focuses on incorporating the principles of persuasive design in mental health applications to enhance the quality of life.

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Ji Won Chung   Ph.D. Student

Ji Won is a Ph.D. student with a B.A. in Computer Science from Smith College. Her research focuses on creating human-centric visual computing systems that advance people’s interactions with visual data. She is interested in how interactive systems can enhance or change an individual's understanding of the visual world.

Jiaju Ma   Brown-RISD Undergraduate Student

Gabby Hoefer   Masters Student

Diana Lee   Undergraduate Student

John Roy   Undergraduate Student

Long Do   Undergraduate Student

Catherine Li   Undergraduate Student

Neil Xu   Undergraduate Student

Enmin Zhou   Data Science Masters Student

Alejandro Romero   Masters Student

Sara Syed   Undergraduate Student

Jiahua Chen   Undergraduate Student

Alumni

Cat Mai   Visiting Research Assistant from Clark University

Cooper Birdsall   Undergraduate Student

Lauren Choi   Undergraduate Student

Sarah Bawabe   Undergraduate Student (2021), then software engineer @ Verb Energy

Laura Wilson   Undergraduate Student (2021), then software engineer @ Google

Dinithi Silva   Biomedical Masters Student (2021), then Ph.D. student @ Dartmouth

Meredith Young-Ng   Masters Student (2021)

Ezra Marks   Undergraduate Student

Xander Koo   Visiting Research Assistant from Pomona College

Reet Agrawal   Undergraduate Student

Alice Marbach   Undergraduate Student

Liyaan Maskati   Undergraduate Student (2021), then software engineer @ Microsoft

Yusuf Karim   Undergraduate Student

Niharika Jhingan   Undergraduate Student (2021), then technical research associate @ MIT

Matthew Bejtlich   RISD Masters Student (2021)

Xiangyu Li   Visiting Research Assistant from Southeast University in China, then Masters Student

Cintia Araujo   Undergraduate Student (2021), then software engineer @ Twitter

Nediyana Daskalova   Ph.D. Student (2020), then research scientist @ Spotify

Chong Wang   Masters Student (2020), then UX/UI software engineer @ Oracle

Shiying Li   Masters Student (2020), then data engineer @ Facebook

Andrew Kim   Undergraduate Student (2020), then software engineer @ Facebook

Ari Kintisch   Undergraduate Student (2020), then software engineer @ Squarespace

Angel Cheung   Undergraduate Student (2020), then software engineer @ Apple

Mounika Dandu   Undergraduate Student (2020), then software engineer @ Facebook

Zhengyi Peng   Undergraduate Student (2020), then software engineer @ Microsoft

Claire Chen   Undergraduate Student (2020), then software engineer @ Google

Kevin Ouyang   Undergraduate Student (2020), then blockchain developer @ BlockApps

Nikita Ramoji   Undergraduate Student (2020), then product manager @ Google

Yibing Wang   Undergraduate Student (2020), then designer @ Microsoft

Varun Mathur   Undergraduate Student (2020), then Machine Translation software engineer @ Microsoft

Brendan Le   Undergraduate Student (2020), then software developer @ Uncountable

Valentina Cano   Undergraduate Student (2019.5), then data analyst @ Disney Streaming Services

Tzofi Klinghoffer   Visiting Research Assistant from MIT Lincoln Lab (2019), then software engineer @ Amazon / Ph.D. student @ MIT

Maria Kloiber   Visiting Research Assistant from St. Olaf College (2019)

Andrew Park   Visiting Research Assistant from Grinnell College (2019)

Eindra Kyi   Visiting Research Assistant from Smith College (2019), then software engineer @ Arena AI

Andrew Park   Undergraduate Student (2019), then Masters student @ Brown University

Valerie Nguon   Undergraduate Student (2019), then software developer @ Google

Grant Fong   Undergraduate Student (2019), then software engineer @ Palantir

Ishaan Agarwal   Undergraduate + Masters Student (2019), then program manager @ Microsoft

Parinda Wongbenjarat   Masters Student (2019), then data scientist @ Asurion

Kelly Wang   Undergraduate Student (2019), then software developer @ Facebook

Linda Park   Undergraduate Student (2019), then program manager @ Microsoft

Benjamin Attal   Undergraduate + Masters student (2019), then Ph.D. student @ Carnegie Mellon University

Aaron Gokaslan   Undergraduate + Masters Student (2019), then Ph.D. student @ Cornell University

Palak Goel   Undergraduate Student (2019), then program manager @ Microsoft

Neilly Tan   Cognitive Science Undergraduate Student (2018.5), then Ph.D. student @ the University of Washington

Dominique Moore   Undergraduate Student (2018.5), then user experience researcher @ Apple

Haoming Lai   Masters Student (2018.5), then software developer @ Microsoft

Aman Haq   Masters Student (2018), then program manager @ Microsoft

Jina Yoon   Undergraduate Student (2018), then program manager @ Microsoft

Philip Hinch   Undergraduate Student (2018), then user interface developer @ Blend

Tiffany Chen   Undergraduate Student (2018), then user experience designer @ Microsoft

Susan Liu   Undergraduate Student (2018), then software developer @ Pinterest

Sachin Pendse   Undergraduate + Masters Student (2018), then research fellow @ Microsoft Research India / Ph.D. student @ Georgia Tech

Aarthi Anbalagan   Masters Student (2018), then software developer @ Microsoft

Linda Chang   Undergraduate Student (2018), then software developer @ Nasdaq

Rico Lizbinski   Undergraduate Student (2018), then Pathobiology Masters student @ Brown University

Yuze He   Masters Student (2017.5), then software developer @ Facebook

Han Sha   Masters Student (2017)

Jessica Fu   Masters Student (2017), then software developer @ Facebook

Alexandra Papoutsaki   Ph.D. Student (2017), then assistant professor @ Pomona College

Abraham Peterkin   Undergraduate Student (2017), then software developer @ Nickelodeon

Arielle Chapin   Undergraduate Student (2017), then software developer @ Facebook

Guillermo Beltran   Undergraduate Student (2017), then software developer @ Intrepid

Guo Wang   Undergraduate Student (2017), then software developer @ LiveRamp

Polina Tamarina   Undergraduate Student (2017), then product innovation @ Athena Health

Lucy Van Kleunen   Undergraduate Student (2017), then program manager @ Microsoft / Ph.D. student @ University of Colorado-Boulder

Marianne Aubin-Le Quere   Undergraduate Student (2017), then program manager @ Microsoft / Ph.D. student @ Cornell University

Klaas Nelissen   Visiting Ph.D. Student from the University of Leuven (2017)

Yirui Huang   Visiting Research Assistant from the University of Toronto (2017)

Adrienne Tran   Undergraduate Student (2016.5), then Founder @ Neurocurious

Eda Celen   Masters Student (2016), then user experience developer @ Dassault Systèmes

April Tran   Undergraduate Student (2016), then user interface developer @ IBM

James Laskey   Undergraduate Student (2016), then software developer @ Google

Jiahui Li   Engineering Masters Student (2015), then software developer @ Microsoft

Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli   Undergraduate Student (2015), then Ph.D. student @ Stanford

Prateek Arora   Undergraduate Student (2015), then software developer @ Vistaprint

Patsorn Sangkloy   Masters Student (2015) advised with James Hays, then Ph.D. student @ Georgia Tech

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

Erica Silverstein   Undergraduate Student (2014), then Masters student @ Columbia University

Hak Rim Kim   Undergraduate Student (2014), then software developer @ Whisper

Past Projects