Human-Computer Interaction
at the University of Hawai`i



"Human-computer interaction is a discipline concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding them." [SIGCHI]

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is an increasingly important discipline with interesting fundamental and applied research questions and significant employment opportunities. [CHI-Jobs] [HFcareers] [juju] [UXPA]

Academic Programs

At the University of Hawai'i we have an unusually large number of faculty members and researchers in HCI and related areas. Graduate students may focus on HCI while working towards one of the following degrees: More information about each program and the application process can be found in the Programs section.


While pursuing a degree, students may be involved with one of several labs or research projects. Current significant areas of research include:
  • Adaptive interfaces
  • Affective computing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cognitive load
  • Collaborative learning
  • Cross-cultural computing
  • Digital government
  • Natural language
  • Searching & querying
  • Social computing
  • User modeling
  • Virtual and extreme environments
More information about research opportunities can be found in the Research section.

Location and Contact Information

The University of Hawai'i Manoa campus is located on the island of Oahu in Honolulu, the capital city of the state of Hawai'i.

The main office of the Department of Information and Computer Sciences, is located in the Pacific Ocean Science and Technology (POST) building [MAP], room 317. The main offices of the Library and Information Science Program and the Communication and Information Sciences Program are located in Hamilton Library [MAP], Room 2.

For more information about the program, send e-mail to .

Information and Computer Sciences Department
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Pacific Ocean Science and Technolgy Bldg., Suite 317
1680 East-West Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA