• UIST 2018 Vision talks: Gregory Abowd - The Material for the 21st Century

    Oct 14, 2018

    In his vision talk at UIST 2018, Professor Abowd proposed a new era of self-sustainable computing through the development of computational materials that can be truly woven into the fabric of everyday life and create decades of inspiration for new researchers across a variety of disciplines.

  • Oh, the Places They'll Go: Professor Gregory Abowd Looks Back on 30 Ph.D. Graduates

    Aug 20, 2018

    Professor Gregory Abowd hesitated when asked whether 30 Ph.D. graduates was a big number, then put it into context. "It’s a big number when you think that most of them have gone on to academic positions,” Abowd said. “I wouldn’t want to say that’s the best option for everyone, but it is something I’m proud of.”

  • Congrats to Dr. Cheng Zhang

    May 5, 2018

    Cheng Zhang successfully presented his thesis defense and participated in the hooding ceremony with advisors Dr. Gregory Abowd and Dr. Omer Inan. Dr. Zhang is an assistant professor at Cornell University.

  • Machine Learning for Sensor Data Analysis in HCI

    Nov 30, 2017

    Dr. Thomas Ploetz advocated the enormous potential machine learning methods have for current and next generations of HCI applications and systems — specifically targeting time-series assessment as it is most common for HCI related sensor data analysis problems.

  • Fabricating Accessibility

    Oct 19, 2017

    Dr. Jennifer Mankoff, the Ladner Professor in the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, presented the potential of assistive technologies (AT) for people with disabilities, as well as the challenges that end users face in leveraging them effectively to address AT issues in the GVU Center Distinguished Alumna Brown Bag Seminar

  • IC Faculty, Alumni Awarded with 10-Year Impact Award at Ubicomp 2017

    Sep 19, 2017

    School of Interactive Computing faculty and alumni were among a group of five recognized for the 10-Year Impact Award at the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2017)

  • Congrats to Dr. Joelle Alcaidinho

    May 5, 2017

    Joelle Alcaidinho successfully presented her thesis defense and participated in the hooding ceremony with advisors Dr. Gregory Abowd and Dr. Melody Jackson.

  • Congrats to Dr. Gabriel Reyes

    May 5, 2017

    Gabriel Reyes successfully presented his thesis defense and participated in the hooding ceremony with advisors Dr. Gregory Abowd and Dr. Keith Edwards.

  • Congrats to Dr. Aman Parnami

    April 25, 2017

    Aman Parnami successfuly finished his thesis defense and had a hooding ceremony with Dr. Gregory Abowd and Dr. Elizabeth Disalvo.

  • 2017 SXSW Featured Speaker – Thad Starner

    March 18, 2017

    Dr. Thad Starner presented his work on voiceless speech recognition and brain-computer interfaces, essentially bridging gaps between people, machines, and their environments.

  • Mobile Health

    March 30, 2017

    Dr. Rosa Arriaga presented two problems associated with asthma and developmental disabilities, which are a lack of continuity of care between scheduled clinical visits and a scarcity of tools to promote communication between patients and clinical providers.

  • The COSMOS Conjecture

    November 10, 2016

    Dr. Gregory Abowd presented the COSMOS (Computational Skin for Multi-Object Systems) projec, which brings together expertise in materials, manufacturing, computing, electrical engineering and design to explore the challenges of this exciting post-Moore’s Law era of computing.