Chien-Ming Huang
John C. Malone Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University
Director, Intuitive Computing Laboratory
Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare | Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics

Contact: cmhuang /at/ | Malone Hall 317 | 410-516-4537


Curriculum Vitae
Research interests: human-robot interaction, human-computer interaction, robotics, human-AI interaction

I build intuitive, interactive technologies to provide social, physical, and behavioral support for people with diverse needs. I am particularly passionate about how these technologies can help aging adults and special needs populations such as children with autism spectrum disorders. My research draws on human-computer interaction, robotics, and artificial intelligence and seeks to improve people’s quality of life.


Postdoc opportunity: I am looking for a postdoc to work on human-AI interaction (funded by NSF).
02.19New project on "Human-Robot Co-Navigation" (APL contract)
12.18I am serving as an associate editor for ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction
12.18I am a guest editor for "Towards Real World Impacts: Design, Development, and Deployment of Social Robots in the Wild"
10.18Honored to be named the John C. Malone Assistant Professor
09.18New project on "Human-Machine Teaming for Medical Decision Making" is funded by NSF | news, news
04.18Attended CHI Early Career Development Symposium
03.18Co-organizing a workshop on Towards a framework for Joint Action: What about Theory of Mind? at RSS 2018
12.17Giving a seminar talk to the Intelligent Systems Group at the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
08.17Joining the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University
05.17Co-organizing a workshop on synergy between learning and interaction at IROS 2017

recent publications

Full publications on google scholar

IUI'19PATI: A Projection-based Augmented Table-Top Interface for Robot Programming | preprint
ACM TiiSToward Effective Robot-Child Tutoring: Internal Motivation, Behavioral Intervention, and Learning Outcomes | pdf
SCIENCE ROBOTICSImproving social skills in children with ASD using a long-term, in-home social robot | pdf
HRI'18Thinking Aloud with a Tutoring Robot to Enhance Learning | pdf
HRI'17Give Me a Break! Personalized Timing Strategies to Promote Learning in Robot-Child Tutoring | pdf
HRI'16Anticipatory robot control for efficient human-robot collaboration | pdf
PHD DISSERTATIONHuman-robot joint action: coordinating attention, communication, and actions | pdf
FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGYUsing gaze patterns to predict task intent in collaboration | pdf
RSS'15Adaptive coordination strategies for human-robot handovers | pdf
SIGCSE'15From 9 to 90: engaging learners of all ages | pdf
AUTONOMOUS ROBOTSMultivariate evaluation of interactive robot systems | pdf
RSS'14Modeling and controlling friendliness for an interactive museum robot | pdf
HRI'14Learning-based modeling of multimodal behaviors for humanlike robots | pdf
RSS'13Modeling and evaluating narrative gestures for humanlike robots | pdf
JOURNAL OF HRIThe repertoire of robot behavior: enabling robots to achieve interaction goals through social behavior | pdf
HRI'12Robot behavior toolkit: generating effective social behaviors for robots | pdf


EN.601.490/690 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
Fall 2019: 3–4:15pm Tuesdays & Thursdays
Past: Fall 2018

EN.601.491/691 Human-Robot Interaction
Next offering will be Spring 2020
Past: Spring 2019 | Spring 2018

prospective graduate students and postdoc

** I am looking for a postdoc, send me your CV to apply. **
I am always looking for highly motivated students interested in human-computer interaction and/or robotics. However, I do not reply to any inquiries and/or comment on applicaiton materials. If you are interested in working with me, you need to apply to our CS graduate program directly.

research opportunities for hopkins undergrads

I am always willing to mentor highly-motivated undergraduate students to do research. The best way to start is to take my classes: Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction and Human-Robot Interaction. After taking at least one of the classes and you are still interested in my research, please go on and read the following guidelines.

1. Research projects in my lab usually involve substantial programming and software engineering. You should have at least taken Intermediate Programming and Data Structures before reaching out to me.
2. Doing research is not a part-time job nor a hobby. It requires a strong commitment and self-discipline. To make any real progress, you need at least spending 10 hours per week on your research project.
3. You should attend my weekly group meeting.
4. Teamwork is required, as you are likely to be paired with one or two of my PhD/Master’s students on a research project.

If you meet the above guidelines and are ready for research, send me a note along with your resume and trascript.