Center for Human-Centered Computing

Center for Human-Centered Computing

Research on human-centered computing has rapidly expanded from user interface design and evaluation to the creation of entire user experiences and even novel life-styles and human values. Therefore, the designing, building, and evaluating of computational technologies should be related to people’s capabilities, limitations, and environments, and should reflect how these technologies affect society.

By leveraging our broad expertise in people and technology, the HCC Center enables the ICC to lead this timely effort. Specifically, we integrate art, people, design, technology, and experiences, and conduct novel experiments and research on multiple areas in human-centered computing. The HCC Center prepares Michigan Tech students to become future creators with balanced viewpoints, by educating their computing side, their human side, and their interactions.


Director

Elizabeth Veinott

  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Director, Center for Human-Centered Computing

Center Members

  • Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Links of Interest

Courses Taught

  • EE 4271 VLSI Design

Areas of Interest

  • Neuromorphic Engineering/Computing
  • Energy-efficient Neuromorphic Electronic Circuit Design for Artificial Intelligence
  • Emerging Nanoscale Device Design
  • Spiking Neural Networks
  • Assistant Professor, Communication and Media Technologies
  • Director of Communication, Culture, and Media
  • IPEC, Human Machine Culture Lead

Research Interests

  • Communication, Culture, and Technology
  • Human Machine Communication
  • Haptic Media Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Sensory Studies
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • User experience
  • Human factors
  • Human-computer Interactions
  • Mental models
  • Information representation
  • Rural digital literacy
  • Education, engagement, and retention
  • Digital anthropology 

Dylan Gaines

  • Research Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Research Areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Accessible Computing
  • Ambiguous Text Input
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI)
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Faculty Advisor, Husky Game Development Enterprise

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Graphics
  • Virtual Environments
  • Head-mounted displays
  • Human Perception
  • Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Computational Modeling
  • Recognitional Decision Making
  • Perceptual and Memory Processes
  • Representations of Cultural Knowledge
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Faculty Advisor, Humane Interface Design Enterprise

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Mobile App Design and Usability
  • Software Development and Processes
  • Computer Science Education
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Cognitive demand of physical tasks
  • Cognitive state assessment
  • Multitasking
  • Sustained attention
  • Department Chair and Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Display design
  • Tech adoption
  • Technology training
  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Graduate Program Director, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Lab Website

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Aging
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Motor Learning
  • Sensorimotor Control
  • Memory
  • Cognitive Control
  • Dave House Associate Professor

Area of Expertise

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Accessible computing
  • Speech and Language Processing
  • Mobile Interfaces
  • Crowdsourcing
Charles Wallace
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool."
—Richard Feynman
  • Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Dean for Curriculum & Instruction, College of Computing
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • software usability & accessibility
  • gerontechnology
  • smart & connected communities
  • communication in software development
  • agile development methods
  • applied formal methods
  • computing ethics
  • sustainable computing
  • computer science & software engineering education