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Medium: What to Expect When Non-Experts Train AI

June 22, 2020 | Jonggi Hong

Research on machine teaching in which non-experts teach a model through a teachable interface.

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Medium: Devices All The Way Down

June 22, 2020 | Niklas Elmqvist

Professor and Director of the HCIL, Niklas Elmqvist, reflects on his NSF Career Project.

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Medium: HCIL 2019-2020 News Roundup

June 22, 2020 | Huaishu Peng

UMD Human-Computer Interaction Lab’s (HCIL) 2019-2020 accomplishments

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Medium: Engaging the Commons in Participatory Sensing

June 22, 2020 | Yongle Zhang

Research on participatory sensing, the practice of using human participants to gather data on their mobile devices from their environment that c …

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Getting Personal: How People Who are Blind Can Leverage AI to Access the Visual World

May 29, 2020 | Hayleigh Moore

The Teachable Object Recognizer mobile application uses AI and machine learning to help access the visual world.

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Medium: What If Blind People Wear a Camera That Can Detect You in Public Spaces? (by Kyungjun Lee)

May 29, 2020 | Mia K. Hinckle

A research team from the UMD HCIL lab examine the social acceptance of wearable cameras.

UMD iSchool Awards $109K to 2019-20 Outstanding Students

UMD iSchool Awards $109K to 2019-20 Outstanding Students

May 29, 2020 | iSchool News

The UMD iSchool is pleased to share the full list of 2019-2020 college scholarship and award winners, totaling over $109K in support to 65 stude …

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Student-Athletes’ Use of Their Performance Data; Evaluating Tech to Regulate Anxiety – UMD iSchool Papers Awarded at CHI 2020

May 21, 2020 | iSchool News

The ACM annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) is considered the most prestigious in the field of human–computer interac …

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Resources for Hands-off Learning at Home

May 20, 2020 | Caro Williams-Pierce Nihal Katirci, Ekta Shokeen

Tips on how to make e-learning and social distancing work for families with children, including a list of resources.