HCI Retreat

We went to Lake Tahoe for an HCI-wide retreat! We had a lot of fun skiing/snowboarding, snow-shoeing, ice skating, playing board games, meeting other HCI group members, and discussing HCI values and how to make the HCI community more inclusive.

over 50 people smiling at the camera in a large lodge hall

HCI 2022

snowboard on top of a hill overlooking snow-covered hills, pine trees, and a clear blue lake in the distance


social, retreat

Alexa's PhD Defense

Congratulations to Alexa Siu on successfully defending her dissertation on August 10th! Alexa defended her doctoral thesis titled, ‘Advancing Access to Non-Visual Graphics: Haptic and Audio Representations of 3D Information and Data’. Read more details

screenshot from zoom showing 5 happy committee members and alexa

she passed!

a dog sitting in a person's lap outside

boba celebrating alexa's defense

graduation, research

Zack's PhD Defense

Congratulations to Zack Hammond on successfully defending his dissertation! Zack defended his doctoral thesis titled, ‘Design and Control of Soft Truss Robots’. Read more details and watch the some supplemental video

screenshot from zoom showing 5 happy committee members and zack

He passed!

several people standing outside in a park with masks on and 6 feet apart

outdoor lab celebration

graduation, research