Research Area: HCI EECS at UC Berkeley


A Persons-Computer Interaction Group in EECS studies interaction in current and future computing environments, spanning workplaces, homes, public spaces, and beyond. The HCI group partcipates in collaborations with scholars and designers across campus, driving research presented at venues for example CHI, UIST, DIS, VIS, and CSCW, and helps to create novel artifacts that cause real-world impact, benefiting finish users past the academic community.

Our research happens in a number of spaces on campus. Additionally to core EECS facilities, make certain within the Berkeley Institute of Design (BID), a 4000-sq foot research lab made to promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Researchers have the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation which supplies extensive prototyping and fabrication sources. A number of our faculty also provide partners towards the School of knowledge that provides masters and PhD programs centered on HCI.


  • Context-aware computing:

    Activity analysis, Embodied and Wearable Computing, Smart Spaces, Location-aware systems, Privacy technologies, Affective Computing.

  • Perceptual Interfaces:

    Virtual reality (VR) and Augmented reality (AR), Vision-based interfaces, Conversational interfaces

  • Collaboration and Learning:

    Tutorial and instruction systems, Crowdsourcing, Pattern-based authoring tools, Learning at scale, Remote group collaboration technologies, Citizen science

  • Digital Design and Fabrication:

    Prototyping tools, DIY and Maker Culture, Computational Design, Creativeness-support tools, Sensing technologies

  • Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence:

    Human-robot interaction, Explainable AI, Interactive Machine Learning, Responsible AI, Multimedia retrieval and understanding, Recommender Systems

  • Interactive Data Exploration and Presentation:

    Visualization and visual analytics, Sketch-based and direct manipulation interfaces, Computational notebooks

  • Optometry and Human Vision Simulation:

    Computer aided cornea modeling and visualization, Medical imaging, Virtual environments for surgical simulation, Vision realistic rendering

  • Functional Programming:

    Functional programming languages, Programming environments, Program synthesizers, Programming by demonstration, Tools for non-programmers, novices and finish-user programmers

Research Centers

Research Area: HCI EECS at UC Berkeley by demonstration, Tools for




Faculty Awards

  • Nas (NAS) Member:

    Jitendra Malik, 2015.

  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Member:

    Jitendra Malik, 2011.

    Ruzena Bajcsy, 1997.

    Susan L. Graham, 1993.

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences Member:

    Jitendra Malik, 2013.

    Ruzena Bajcsy, 2007.

    Susan L. Graham, 1995.

  • Berkeley Citation:

    Carlo H. Séquin, 2016.

    Susan L.

Research Area: HCI EECS at UC Berkeley simulation, Vision realistic rendering


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