Innovating human-centered technology
to advance human societies

Our Vision

As we build and transition into the autonomous future, it is critical to place people at the center of our technological innovations. These technologies must be designed for users from the ground up, and how they will be used must shape the research of the technology. HCI must take a leadership role in ensuring that technology introduced into our world is usable, safe, secure and promotes a better society.


At Johns Hopkins, research in human computer interaction is highly multidisciplinary, with relevant faculty spread across areas within Computer Science, as well as other departments in the Whiting School of Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Nursing and the Applied Physics Laboratory.

HCI activities at Johns Hopkins

Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare

The mission of The Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare is to catalyze and accelerate the development of research-based innovations that advance the effectiveness and efficiency of health care.

Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics

LCSR’s mission is to create knowledge and foster innovation to further the field of robotics science and engineering. We will accomplish this goal by cultivating excellence in research and teaching in robotics engineering sciences, and by exploiting opportunities for robotics research and interdisciplinary synergy across all JHU divisions and with collaborators worldwide. The center’s researchers see robotics as an essential link between computation and action that enhances the health, safety, and efficacy of human.

Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

The Armstrong Institute's goal is to eliminate preventable harm to patients and to achieve the best patient outcomes at the lowest cost possible, and then to share knowledge of how to achieve this goal with the world. Created with a $10 million gift from C. Michael Armstrong, former chairman of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Board of Trustees, the institute also provides an infrastructure that, for the first time, oversees, coordinates and supports patient safety and quality efforts across Johns Hopkins' integrated health care system.

Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design

Our team at the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) is devoted to two things: education + innovation, both in the service of human health. As part of the world-leading Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering, CBID is firmly rooted in both the Whiting School of Engineering and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Stay Connected