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CS 795/895 Intelligent User Interfaces

Thursdays 9:30 am - 12:15 pm

ECSB Room 2120

Course Description

This research-intensive course will focus on intelligent interactive systems, and is intended to expose students to the cutting-edge research in this area. 


This will be a seminar-style course, where 2-3 research papers will be discussed in each class. There will also be lectures to cover fundamental topics in this field.


This course is project based, and students will be expected to work in teams to design, develop, and evaluate intelligent interfaces either for desktops, smartphones, or wearables.


The students can freely choose projects that align with their research interests, and also propose custom projects as long as they satisfy the course requirements.

Office Hours

Thursday: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm and by appointment


  • Speech Interfaces and Personal Assistants

  • Wearable Computing

  • Crowd Sourcing and Crowd-Powered Interfaces

  • Augmented Reality

  • Interactive Question Answering Systems

  • Intelligent Interfaces for Smartphone Interaction

  • Intelligent UI for Assistive Technologies


There is no official textbook for the course. The course content will be based on research papers published in the premier conferences such as ACM CHI, UIST, IUI, and the following seminal books:

Grading Criteria

  • Class Participation: 10%

  • Class Project: 90%

    • Project Literature Survey: 20%

    • Project Plan: 20%

    • Project Prototype: 40%

    • Project Report: 10%

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