University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies

In the Spotlight

Catherine Plaisant, a senior research scientist in UMIACS and associate director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL), is devising ways to make it easier for doctors and healthcare workers to manage patients and their medications.

Working with longtime collaborator and Distinguished University Professor of computer science Ben Shneiderman, one area of Plaisant’s research focuses on the interface design of Electronic Health Record Systems, which involves developing prototypes that are finding their ways into commercial applications.