News Archive

HCI Lab Alumnus Dr. Barrett Ens to join Monash University

October 12, 2017

Our Lab alumnus Dr. Barrett Ens will be joining the Immersive Analytics Group at the Monash University in Melbourne (starting on May 1st, 2018). Congratulations to Barrett! Barrett completed his PhD with Prof. Pourang Irani in 2016. He was selected for that year’s Distinguished Dissertation Awards from the FGS.


HCI Lab Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. William Delamare to join Kochi University of Technology

October 04, 2017

Dr. William Delamare joins CHEC, Kochi University of Technology, Japan, as an Assistant Professor (similar to Postdoc in North America). He will work with Prof. Xiangshi Ren. Congratulations!


HCI Lab Alumnus Khalad Hasan to join San Francisco State University

June 22, 2017

Our lab alumnus Khalad Hasan will be joining the Department of Computer Science at San Francisco State University as Assistant Professor.

UManitoba HCI Lab wishes all the best for his future.

Congratulations, Khalad!


Robot Painter

April 28, 2016

Picassnake, a robot painter prepared for RobotArt competition, has been featured in IEEE spectrum

RobotArt team link IEEE Spectrum article

 


“Would You Do as a Robot Commands?” Featured in Harvard Business Review Article

May 28, 2015

Lab alumnus Derek Cormier's work, "Would You Do as a Robot Commands?", has been featured in a Harvard Business Review article. Take a look!

https://hbr.org/2015/06/when-your-boss-wears-metal-pants


Lab Alumnus, Xing-Dong Yang, to join at Dartmouth College

April 17, 2015

Our lab alumnus Xing-Dong Yang will be joining the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College as Assistant Professor from July 1, 2015. UManitoba HCI lab wishes all the best in his new position.

Congratulations, Xing-Dong!


PaintBoard Wins Best Paper Award at ACM HAI 2014

November 05, 2014

UManitoba HCI lab members Daniel J. Rea and James E. Young received a Best Paper Award at the 2nd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction with co-author Takeo Igarashi for their paper "PaintBoard – Prototyping Interactive Character Behaviors by Digitally Painting Storyboards". Congratulations on this achievement!


Personal Cockpit on Discovery News

March 12, 2014

With Barret Ens' Personal Cockpit you carry your apps in your hand, or stick them to the wall, or have then follow you. Discovery News has taken note.

http://watch.discoverychannel.ca/#clip1072073


“Humans Obey Robots” Media Reports

March 12, 2014

Recent work by Derek Cormier on whether humans will obey order issued by robots has sparked discussions around the web. Brian Merchant at Vice.com praises the paper and reports that given that robots are to continue taking our jobs, more research is needed. Similarly, Jason Dorrier at SingularityHUB.com also covers the work and concludes "Human-robot interaction will grow in coming years, particularly in healthcare and the military. A greater body of behavioural research can inform future designs and potentially prevent harmful obedience. (Or, we might add, promote healthy disobedience.)".

Derek's Project Brian Merchant's article at Vice.com Jason Dorrier's article at SingularityHUB


New Scientists Interviews Barrett Ens about his “Cockpit for Apps”

February 20, 2014

Here is the link for the news:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129574.900#.UwvTxIXD9HV


6 Papers Accepted at CHI2014

January 27, 2014

Our lab has had 6 papers accepted at CHI this year.  Check out our publications page for more details.


Dr. Pourang Irani Receives Research Chair

November 29, 2013

Dr. Pourang Irani is a new Tier 2 (awarded $500,000 over the next five years) Canada Research Chair in Ubiquitous Analytics. Irani has a vision for the next generation of analytic tools in which ubiquitous comput ing will facilitate insight-driven interaction with data, anywhere.


Launch of new website for HCI lab

April 23, 2013

The new website for HCI lab has been launched. Please visit this website to learn about the people, research, projects and all the latest news about the HCI lab.


CrashAlert in the MIT Tech Review

April 15, 2013

CrashAlert was covered by the MIT Tech Review. Click here for details.


First Place in People Choice Category at UIST 2012

October 10, 2012

Jedi (puppet) Masters won first place in the People Choice category at the UIST 2012 student competition. Congratulations to all team members!!!


CHI 2012 Best Paper Award

April 10, 2012

Andrea Bunt received a Best Paper award at the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012) for her paper entitled "Improving Command Selection with CommandMaps" with co-authors Joey Scarr, Carl Gutwin and Andy Cockburn.


Scholarship Winners

April 10, 2012

Daniel Rae, Barrett Ens and Derek Cormier are awarded the NSERC and Stela Seo and Adnan Khan are awarded the Graduate Funding Package(GFP) for completing their graduate work. Congratulations to award winners. 


IUI 2012 Best Paper Award

March 02, 2012

Jim Young's paper, "Style by Demonstration: Teaching Interactive Movement Style to Robots", has received the best paper award at the ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2012) .