Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

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.

In the News

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Director

Elizabeth Veinott

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

Research Interests

  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Learning and Video Games for STEM
  • CSCW
  • Structured Analytic Techniques

Scott A. Kuhl

  • 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

Shane T. Mueller

  • Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Computational Modeling
  • Recognitional Decision Making
  • Perceptual and Memory Processes
  • Representations of Cultural Knowledge

Robert Pastel

  • 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

Kelly S. Steelman

  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Instructional design
  • Display design

Kevin M. Trewartha

  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Links of Interest

Lab Website

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Aging
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Motor Learning
  • Sensorimotor Control
  • Memory
  • Cognitive Control

Keith Vertanen

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Accessible computing
  • Speech and Language Processing
  • Mobile Interfaces
  • Crowdsourcing

Charles Wallace

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Software Requirements
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Communication in Software Development
  • Formal Methods
  • Software Engineering Education
  • Agile Development Methods
  • Cyberlearning