Research Group


The Michigan Interactive and Social Computing (MISC) research group connects researchers studying human-computer interaction, social computing, and computer-supported cooperative work across the University of Michigan. This is an inherently interdisciplinary research area that includes participants across a variety of schools and departments, including Information, Computer Science and Engineering, Education, the School of Public Health, and Industrial & Operations Engineering. As perhaps indicated by a number of departments, interactive and social computing has become an increasingly important topic across a variety of fields.

Events

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Here at MISC we’re all about connecting—connecting ideas, people, and information. We have weekly events hosting
speakers from diverse disciplines to share their research and insights, and for the past several years have held an annual workshop for student groups participating in the national CHI student design competition. Through these events we seek to connect the diverse communities around us, fostering a vibrant network of ideas and people. Come join us and hear the latest cutting-edge research, while building personal and professional relationships with your peers and colleagues.

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Academic Community

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Though Michigan’s history in the HCI and Social Computing space is strong, the scattering of social and interactive computing researchers across a variety of departments and campuses creates challenges. Several of us have attended conferences only to meet other Michigan researchers, working on very closely related problems, for the first time.

To this end, we established the MISC research group in 2010. This is an evolution of a weekly writers group hosted by the School of Information in prior years, and is intended to reach a broader audience.

Recordings of 2017-18 talks available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMFH7ohOScERNqXeLFpRZnw

 

Jan. 16, 2018, Haoqi Zhang - Tech-enabled Communities to Advance Human Values at Scale @hqz https://t.co/lQfxIaKMkP via @YouTube
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Feb. 6, 2018, Omar Sosa-Tzec - Can we use rhetoric to talk about delight in Interactive System @omitzec https://t.co/Kkvvw4vhqy via @YouTube
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Apr. 17, 2018, Tamy Guberek - Keeping a Low Profile?: Technology, Risk, and Privacy among Undocumented Immigrants… https://t.co/OCIGA3YZYG
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Apr. 3, 2018, Megh Marathe - Semi-Automated Coding for Qualitative Research by @marathe_megh https://t.co/hFoNCp3E6y via @YouTube
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Apr. 3rd, 2018, Lindsay Blackwell - When Online Harassment is Perceived as Justified: https://t.co/YDNhtkL04T via @YouTube
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