About Us

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Who we are

The Human Computer Interaction Group is part of EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, one of the leading universities in Europe. We are located in sunny Lausanne, which is 30 miles away from Geneva, in the french speaking part of Switzerland. TODO:CHECK! Our Human Computer Interaction Group is a unit inside the Institute of Core Computing Science (IIF), which is part of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences (I&C), one of the six faculties at EPFL.

Our mission

We are concerned with the human factors of computing systems. In a computer-driven society, it is too often that we build large software systems which can solve complex problems, but are unable to communicate to users. Put it differently, these machines may be able to think like humans, but they have no social capabilities. Our research group examines issues in the common area of human-machine interaction, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and information visualization.

Medias

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Seminars

  • Preference-based Search, GroupLens, Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota, January 22, 2007(given by Pearl Pu).
  • How E-Commerce Research in the West is Relevant in China, Fudan University, China, November 20, 2006(given by Pearl Pu).
  • How E-Commerce Research in the West is Relevant in China, Tsinghua University, China, November 15, 2006(given by Pearl Pu).
  • Intelligent User Interfaces for Product Search, Asia Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, February 6, 2006(given by Pearl Pu).
  • Intelligent User Interfaces for Product Search, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, October 25, 2005(given by Pearl Pu).
  • Intelligent User Interfaces for Product Search, Hanover University, Germany, October 24, 2005(given by Pearl Pu).
  • Preference Models and Applications, Tutorial given at the International Joint Conference of Artificial Intelligence, Edinburgh , Scotland , July 30, 2005(given by Pearl Pu).
  • Intelligent Interfaces for Preference-Based Search , Tutorial given at the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, San Diego , California , January 9, 2005(given by Pearl Pu).
  • Using Knowledge to Guide Search: an Interactive Prototype, by Paul Janecek, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, September 28, 2004
  • Interactive Semantic Fisheye Views for Information Workspaces, by Paul Janecek, IDIAP, Martigny, Switzerland, July 14, 2004
  • Visualisation sémantique pour explorer une collection d’images annotées, by Paul Janecek, CRAFT, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, May 18, 2004
  • Visualisation sémantique pour explorer une collection d’images annotées, by Paul Janecek, GT-Visualisation, Montpellier, France. May 14, 2004
  • New Search Tools for 2nd Generation E-Commerce, by Pearl Pu, Tutorial given at the APWeb conference, Hangzhou, China, April 13th, 2004.
  • New Search Tools for 2nd Generation E-Commerce, by Pearl Pu, Asia Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, April 8th, 2004.
  • User-Involved Tradeoff Analysis in Configuration Tasks, by Pearl Pu, Cork Constraint Computation Center, University College Cork, July 17th, 2003.
  • User-Involved Preference Elicitation in Qualitative Decision Theory, by Pearl Pu, Cork Constraint Computation Center, University College Cork, June 12th, 2003.
  • Semantic Fisheye Views, by Pearl Pu, Microsoft Research Center Asia (Beijing), October 25th, 2002.
  • Revolutionize Travel e-commerce sites: some experiences and unsolved issues in information design, by Pearl Pu, Invited lecturer at Stanford University, Stanford, May 5, 2001.
  • Enriching Buyers’ Experiences: the SmartClient Approach, by Pearl Pu, Invited colloquium speaker at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, March 6, 2001.