People and Technology Seminar

Welcome to the People and Technology Seminar, a space where we connect faculty and students interested in the intersection of people and technology from a diverse ranges of disciplines including human-computer interaction, security, computing education, programming languages, networking, information visualization, technology policy and more!

The People and Technology Seminar (formerly known as HCI club) is a broad initiative by students and faculty of UChicago Computer Science and does not belong to any individual lab. So, no matter where you are coming from on campus, if you are interested in the intersection of people and technology, we welcome you!

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Meeting Schedule

No.  Date Topic Organizer
63 Oct 6 Student presentations by Jas Brooks and Tapan Srivastava Anup and David
62 May 26 Exam Week - No Seminar
61 May 19 Talk by Prof. Haoqi Zhang from the Design, Technology & Research (DTR) lab at Northwestern Pedro Lopes
60 May 12 Student presentations by Jasmine Lu and Jake Chanenson Anup and Kelly
59 May 5 PhD Career Day - No Seminar
58 Apr 28 Student presentations by Konstantinos Ameranis and Michael Qian Anup and Kelly
57 Apr 21 Student presentations by Alex Mazursky and Christian Cianfarani Anup and Kelly
56 Apr 14 Student presentations by Lauren Wright and Sam Cohen Anup and Kelly
55 Apr 7 Student presentations by Jonathan Liu Anup and Kelly
54 Mar 31 Student presentations by Vasco Xu and Richard Liu Anup and Kelly
53 Feb 24 Student presentation by JN Matthews and Elleen Pan Kelly, Jake, and Jonathan
52 Feb 17 Student presentation by Kelly Wagman Kelly, Jake, and Jonathan
51 Feb 10 Student presentations by Van Tran and Anup Sathya Kelly, Jake, and Jonathan
50 Feb 3 Student presentations by Han Liu and Timmy Lin Kelly, Jake, and Jonathan
49 Jan 27 Student presentations by Anna Lorimer and Grace Williams Kelly, Jake, and Jonathan
48 Jan 20 Student presentations by Jake Chanenson and Christian Cianfarani Kelly, Jake, and Jonathan
47 Jan 13 Student presentations by Alex Mazursky and David Gonzalez Kelly, Jake, and Jonathan
46 Dec 2 Fall Quarter Wrap Up + Planning for Winter Quarter 2023 HCI/HRI Faculty
45 Nov 25 Thanksgiving Break - no meeting HCI/HRI Faculty
44 Nov 18 Student presentations by Mourad Heddaya, Richard Liu, Yudai Tanaka, and Dale Decatur HCI/HRI Faculty
43 Nov 11 Student presentations by Romain Nith, Grace Williams, Jake Chanenson, and Andrew McNutt HCI/HRI Faculty
42 Nov 4 Student presetations by Arthur Borem, Alex Mazursky, and Kelly Wagman HCI/HRI Faculty
41 Oct 28 Student presentations by Jasmine Lu and Valerie Zhao HCI/HRI Faculty
40 Oct 21 Emily Tseng Kelly Wagman
39 Oct 14 Student presentations by Chacha Chen and Jas Brooks HCI/HRI Faculty
38 Oct 7 Student presentations by Alex Wuqi Zhang, Brennan Schaffner and Shan-Yuan Teng HCI/HRI Faculty
37 Sept 30 Kick Off Event HCI/HRI Faculty
36 Aug 16 Craig Shultz (CMU): "Skin-centric User Interfaces" – 10:00 AM at JCL 298
Jas Brooks
35 Jul 22 Dan & Saki Coppen (Playfool): "Introduction to Playfool" (12:30-1:30pm, Virtual Only) Ken Nakagaki
34 Jul 20 Pat Pataranutaporn (MIT media lab) at 11.30 at JCL 298 Jasmine Lu
33 May 25 Sukrit Venkatagiri Jake Chanenson
32 May 18 Diego Gomez-Zara " Assembling Teams Using Recommender Systems: The Effects of Algorithms and Agency on Team Formation " Marshini Chetty
31 May 17 Isabel Neto (10:30am - 11:30am, JCL 298) Sarah Sebo
30 Apr 25 Shalelah Rismani Jake Chanenson
29 Apr 19 Nithya Sambasivan "All Equation, No Human: The Myopia of Model Centrism " Marshini Chetty/Data Science Institute
28 Apr 13 Masahiko Inami (UTokyo, Guest Talk): "Virtual Cyborg: Beyond Human Limits" Ken Nakagaki
27 Mar 15 Jakub Limanowski (TU Dresden) talks about "Precision control as a key mechanism of flexible body representation" Pedro Lopes
26 Mar 8 Statistics for HCI researchers by Blase Ur HCI/HRI Faculty
25 Jan 18 Orson XU (UW, Guest Talk). Pedro Lopes
24 Aug 3 Mirela Alistar (CU Boulder, Guest Talk). Pedro Lopes
23 Jun 29 Noura Howell (Georgia Tech, Guest Talk). Pedro Lopes
22 Jun 15 Thijs Roumen (Hasso-Plattner Institute) on Portable Laser-Cutting (Guest Talk). Pedro Lopes
21 Jun 8 Roshan Peiris (RIT) (Guest Talk). Pedro Lopes
20 Jun 1 Katia Vega (UC Davis) (Guest Talk). Pedro Lopes
19 May 25 Patricia Alves-Oliveira (University of Washington) on Human-Robot Interaction (Guest talk). Sarah Sebo
18 May 18 XR Midwest meeting (joint gathering of the labs of Michael Nebeling from UMichigan, David Lindlbauer from CMU, and Pedro at UChicago) Pedro Lopes
17 May 5 CHIcago symposium: our students present UChicago CS's ten CHI 2021 papers (click to watch the livestream). Pedro Lopes
16 Feb 16 Andrea Parker CDAC and Marshini Chetty
15 Dec 8 Sam Spaulding (Guest talk) on "Towards life-long, multi-task personalized robot learning companions"
Sarah Sebo
14 Nov 10 Ken Nakagaki (Guest Talk) on "Designing Experience at the Intersection of Materials and Machines" Pedro Lopes
13 Oct 27 Nabil Alshurafa (Guest talk) Pedro Lopes
12 Oct 13 UChicago HCI Meet and Greet (breakout rooms on Zoom) HCI/HRI Faculty
11 Sep 29 Helen Huang (guest talk) on "EMG-based Human-machine Interface" (also with live demo from Jun Nishida) Zoe Liu and Jun Nishida
10 Sep 1 Sara Sebo: "Social Dynamics in Human-Robot Interaction"
Pedro Lopes
9 Aug 18 Ihudiya Finda Ogbonnaya-Ogburu, Angela D.R. Smith, Alexandra To, and Kentaro Toyama (guest talk) on Critical Race Theory for HCI Jasmine Lu
8 Aug 4 Robert Kovacs (guest talk) on large scale fabrication
Pedro Lopes
7 Jul 21 Miranda Wei on Twitter Ad Targeting and Jake Reichel on South African Mobile Users' Privacy on Facebook and WhatsApp (USENIX Security 2020 Presentation and Discussion) Marshini Chetty and Blase Ur
6 Jul 7 Breathing (reading group)
Jas Brooks
5 Jun 23 Doing User Studies in the COVID era (Discussion) Marshini Chetty and Blase Ur
4 Jun 9 New Materials bring new Engineering to HCI Shan-Yuan Teng
3 May 26 CHIcago Remote Symposium (eight talks from ACM CHI 2020) Pedro Lopes, Marshini Chetty & Blase Ur
2 May 12 Embodiment
Zoe Liu and Jun Nishida
1 Apr 28 What makes a good research question? Blase Ur and Marshini Chetty