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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 around emerging technology. The CoEx lab is made up of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students passionate about understanding and designing for the challenges people face working and participating in a highly connected, data-driven, AI-enabled society."

- Laura Dabbish, Professor


algorithmic management

Counselling Skills Training

We are exploring how to design interactive methods for training conversational 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. Most recently we are considering issues of representation, project culture and ethics.

algorithmic management

Algorithmic management

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


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Laura Dabbish


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Tianying Chen

PhD Student

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Isadora Krsek

PhD Student

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Kimi Wenzel

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

Associate 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

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David Widder

PostDoc Cornell Tech

Current Research Assistants

Graduate Students

Eddie Wang

Undergraduate Students

Rozay Chen

Sherry Chen

Leo Liu

Menghan Liu

Ria Manathkar

Chelsea Tang

Yuqi Qiu

Lab Alumni

Graduate Students and Postdocs

Allie Blaising, Research Associate (now at Upwork)

Prerna Chikersal, RI Masters Student, CMU HCII PhD student

Mary Nguyen, Postdoc (currently Google)

Ruogu Kang, PhD Student (currently Facebook)

Mirae Kim, Research Assistant

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

David Junchao Lin, Research Associate

Jennifer Marlow, PhD Student (currently Google)

Ije Okafor, MHCI Student

Onyekachi Nwabueze, MHCI Student

Tatiana Vlahovic, Graduate Student

Irene Yu, Research Assistant

Undergraduate Students

Mansi Agarwal, Designer & Research Programmer

Su Bakyal, Research Assistant

Bianca Caproni, Summer Research Assistant

Sonal Chakrasali, Research Assistant

Irene Chen, Summer Research Assistant

Jennifer Chou, Summer Research Assistant

Kaleb Crawford, Research Assistant

Emily Ding, Designer & User Researcher

Monisha Gopalakrishnan, Research Assistant

Jeffrey He, Research Assistant

Daniel Kusbit, Research Assistant

Dong Yun Lee, Research Assistant

Anna Lieb, Summer Research Assistant

Angela Liu, Research Assistant

Amrutha Palaniyappan, Research Assistant

Anissa Patel, Summer Research Assistant

Zachary Mullins, Summer Research Assistant

Magali Ngouabou, Research Assistant

Yumi Sato, Research Assistant

Katherine Sutton, Summer Research Assistant

Serena Wang, Research Assistant

Rebecca Wier, Summer Research Assistant

Lois Yang, Research Assistant

Zheng Yao, Summer Research Assistant

Kristy Zhang, Research Assistant

Erin Zhu, Research Assistnat

Interested in working with us? Opportunities include:

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