People

Hawaii Computer-Human Interaction Lab



Current

Scott Robertson, Director

Scott is an Associate Professor in the Information and Computer Sciences Department at the University of Hawaii. He has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology (Cognitive Science specialization) from Yale University. His research interests include Digital government, e-Democracy and e-Participation, social computing, and natural language processing.

Bryan Semaan, Junior Researcher (post-doc)
Bryan has a recently minted Ph.D. from the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. His research lies at the intersection of the computer sciences and the social sciences. He studies how people both appropriate, and are shaped by, technology in their daily lives with the goal of better understanding how technology helps to shape our social world, and in turn, how our social world shapes technology and its use.
Sara Douglas, Ph.D. Candidate
Sara is a Ph.D. student in the Communication and Information Sciences program. Sara has a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Sonoma State University and an M.S. in Human Factors and Information Design from Bentley University. She has several years of work experience as a usability professional.
Misa Maruyama, Ph.D. Candidate
Misa is a Ph.D. student in the Communication and Information Sciences program. Misa has an M.S. in Broadcast Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She has been a reporter at KOB-TV and KRCR-TV. She is interested in new media and journalism.

Alumni

Vivian Lik-Wai Cheng
Vivian received her B.S. from the Information and Computer Sciences Department at the University of Hawaii in Fall, 2011. She worked with the HICHI lab in 2011 on undertanding the organization of information on politicians' Facebook sites.
Laura Jolly

Laura received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Hawaii in 2010. She worked with the HICHI lab in 2009 as part of NSF's "Research Experience for Undergraduates" program.
Lisa Miller

Lisa is a Ph.D. student in the Information and Computer Sciences Department. She is interested in robotics and machine learning, and is currently a member of the Machine Learning Group. She worked with the HICHI Lab as a graduate research assistant in 2009 developing a social networking component of VotesBy.us.
Ravi Vatrapu

Ravi is an Associate Professor at the Center for Applied Information and Communication Technology (CAICT) at Copenhagen Business School. He has a Ph.D. from the Communication and Information Sciences Program at the University of Hawaii. His research interests include cultural issues in socio-technical systems. Ravi worked with the HICHI lab in 2008-2009 as a Junior Researcher (post-doc) studying online political information browsing and decision making.
Shaoxuan Zhang

Shaoxuan is currently a Software Engineer at Superb Internet Corporation. He has an M.S. from the the Information and Computer Sciences Department. He worked with the HICHI Lab as a graduate research assistant in 2009 developing database and personalization components of VotesBy.us.


+1 808-956-2023
Hawaii Computer-Human Interaction Lab
University of Hawaii
Information and Computer Sciences Dept.
Pacific Ocean Science and Technolgy Bldg., Suite 306
1680 East-West Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
+1 808-956-3960