For a system to be effective, it must be aware of the user’s needs, easy to use, and intelligent. Our educational and research programs explore building adaptive interfaces, navigation, social computing, and the use of virtual environments.

Academic Programs:

User-Centered design specialization in the BSIS program
Human-centered Computing Specialization in the MSIS program


Information Retrieval, Integration and Synthesis (iRiS) Lab
Learning Technologies Lab
Personalized Adaptive Web Systems Research Lab
Teaching & Learning Research Lab

Faculty with research expertise in the human-centered computing areas:

Peter Brusilovsky
Rosta Farzan
Daqing He
Yu-Ru Lin