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"The Connected Experience lab is a research group within the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University addressing social, technical, and policy issues emerging around new forms of technology supported work, communication and creative collaboration. The CoEx lab is made up of postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students passionate about understanding and designing for the challenges people face working and participating in a highly connected, data-driven society."

-- Laura Dabbish, Professor


algorithmic management

Counselling Skills Training

We are exploring how to design interactive training methods for training counselling skills. Using theories from reflection and peer feedback, our first exploration focuses on Motivational Interviewing.

digital footprints

Social Cybersecurity

Our research into the human factors of cybersecurity focuses on people as social actors whose security behaviors are influenced by their relationships, communities and life situations.

social coding

Social coding

We are studying collaboration in socially connected open software development environments like GitHub.

algorithmic management

Algorithmic management

We are exploring the impact of algorithmic, data-driven management on human workers and work practices in the context of Uber and Lyft.


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Laura Dabbish

Associate Professor

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Tianying Chen

PhD Student

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David Widder

PhD Student

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Isadora Krsek

PhD Student

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Hana Frluckaj

Research Associate

Lab Affiliates

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Maria Tomprou

Adjunct Faculty, Tepper

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Geoff Kaufman

Assistant Professor, HCII

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Hong Shen

Systems Scientist, HCII

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Daniel Klug

Systems Scientist, ISR

PhD Student Alumni

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Ruogu Kang

Facebook Research

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Sauvik Das

CMU (formerly at Georgia Tech)

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Jason Tsay

IBM Research

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Jennifer Marlow


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Fannie Liu

JP Morgan (formerly at Snap Research)

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Cori Faklaris

University of North Carolina - Charlotte

Current Research Assistants

Graduate Students and Postdocs

Ije Okafor, Spring 2021

Onyekachi Nwabueze, Spring 2021

Undergraduate Students

Magali Ngouabou, Summer 2020 - Present

Yumi Sato, Summer 2020 - Present

Serena Wang, Summer 2020 - Present

Kimi Wenzel, Summer 2020 - Present

Kristy Zhang, Summer 2020 - Present

Erin Zhu, Summer-Fall 2020

Lab Alumni

Graduate Students and Postdocs

David Junchao Lin, Research Associate

Prerna Chikersal, Masters Student (currently CMU HCII PhD student)

Mary Nguyen, Postdoc (currently Google)

Ruogu Kang, former PhD Student (currently Facebook)

Min Kyung Lee, Postdoc (currently faculty at UT Austin)

Jennifer Marlow, former PhD Student (currently Google)

Tatiana Vlahovic, Graduate Student

Mirae Kim, Research Assistant

Irene Yu, Research Assistant

Undergraduate Students

Su Bakyal, Research Assistant

Sonal Chakrasali, Research Assistant

Tiffany Chen, Research Assistant

Kaleb Crawford, Research Assistant

Monisha Gopalakrishnan, Research Assistant

Jeffrey He, Research Assistant

Daniel Kusbit, Research Assistant

Dong Yun Lee, Psychology

Angela Liu, Research Assistant

Amrutha Palaniyappan, Economics & HCI

Zachary Mullins, Summer Research Assistant

Katherine Sutton, Summer Research Assistant

Rebecca Wier, Summer Research Assistant

Lois Yang, Research Assistant

Zheng Yao, Summer Research Assistant

Irene Chen, Summer Research Assistant

Interested in working with us? Opportunities include:

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