Learn about the 50 faculty from the four sponsoring schools, plus additional HCI-active faculty. Each faculty can advise MS-HCI projects in areas related to their research interests.

Our faculty are well-recognized in their fields of endeavor and include members of the CHI Academy and the National Academy of Engineering, as well as ACM, HFES, and IEEE Fellows, technical and lifetime achievement award winners, journal editors, and conference chairs.

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Name Title Academic Unit Research Interests
Courtney Garvin Lecturer School of Industrial Design Courtney Garvin studied industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design where she received her BFA. She began her career working as a freelance exhibit designer at the Boston Children’s Museum and later as an interactive designer at Ziff-Davis Interactive in Cambridge, MA. In 1999, Courtney received her MFA in graphic design from Yale University. Her thesis on color theory focused on examining the psychological, cultural and personal meanings of color and color’s relationship to language.
Ashok Goel Professor School of Interactive Computing Artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computational design, computational creativity, modeling human creativity in practical tasks
Beki Grinter Professor School of Interactive Computing Relationships between human action, interaction, and computing; computer-supported cooperative work, sociology, software engineering and ubiquitous computing