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Students who work with ISRC faculty on interactive systems research are also affiliated with the ISRC. The following includes both current students and our alumni.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Nora McDonald
Dr. Ignacio Avellino

Current PhD Students

Ali Abdolrahmani (Improving Non-Visual Access to Interfaces)
Adegboyega Akinsiku
William Easley (Exploring the Impact of Maker Employment)
Phillip Feldman (User Interactions with Information Bubbles and Antibubbles)
Julie Haney (Human-centered Cybersecurity)
Germaine Irwin (Home Energy Use)
Victor Ondego (Relevance and Credibility in Web Search)
Wajanat Rayes (Social Media and Culture)
Sidas Saulynas (Supporting Inconspicuous Communication)
Flynn Wolf (Situational Awareness)
Rachel Grice (Multimodal Interfaces in transportation)
Azin semsar (Improving healthcare professionals experience)
Ashwag Alasmari (Consumer Health Informatics and Personalized Information Retrieval)
Heera Lee (Affective Computing in English Education for Foreign Students)
Nicole Sundin (Human-Centered Data Science)
Vasundhara Misal (Affective Computing)
Akiri Surely (Affective Computing)
Jwawon Seo
Priya Ulla


Post Doc

Dr. Aqueasha Martin-Hammond (Assistant Professor, IUPUI)
Dr. Foad Hamidi – Digital living media systems for children and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities (Assistant Professor, UMBC)


Dr. Rahayu B. Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Information Systems Department, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Dr. Erin Buehler, Mixed Methods Researcher at Facebook
Dr. Patrick Carrington, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Peng Chu, Software Quality Engineer at Honeywell Intelligrated
Dr. Yuanyuan Feng, Data Scientist at Pieces Technologies
Dr. John R. Goodall, Staff scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Rachel Grice
Dr. David Gurzick, Assistant Professor, Management, Hood College
Dr. Rosa Heckle, Staff scientist, MITRE Corporation
Dr. Weimin Hou, Senior User Experience (UX) Specialist, UserWorks, Inc.
Dr. Celeste Lyn Paul, Human-Computer Interaction Researcher, Department of Defense
Dr. Galina Madjaroff, Clinical Associate Professor at UMBC’s Erickson School
Dr. Huimin Qian
Dr. Jieyu Wang
Dr. Kathy Weaver, Lecturer and Program Director, Master of Information Management, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Dr. Kevin F. White, Director of IT, Lower Dauphin School District & Adjunct professor, UMBC
Dr. Michele Williams (UX Researcher, Intel)
Dr. Alyson Young (Assistant Professor, IUPUI)

MS Students

Abdullah Ali (PhD student at UW)


Samantha McDonald (PhD student at UC Irvine)
Hannah McGowan