We are an interdisciplinary team of Master’s students from Carnegie Mellon’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute.
Evan received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before pursuing his Master's at Carnegie Mellon, Evan spent several years working as a programmer in Boulder, CO. He is 100% organic. See his portfolio.
Faye received her Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from Carnegie Mellon University. During her undergraduate studies she was involved in student organizations and dabbled in Spanish, music, Shakespeare, and volleyball. See her portfolio.
Hang received her Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Design from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, she spent 1 year tweaking interactions and photoshopping unicorns at a small design firm in Frederick, MD. See her portfolio.
Eli received his Bachelor's degree in Studio Art from Kenyon College. Before pursuing his Master's at Carnegie Mellon he worked in architecture and communication design. See his portfolio.
M*Modal provides speech understanding software to hospitals that extracts structured data from patient notes dictated in prose. Using their software, physicians dictate their impressions into a microphone and the computer parses data such as chief complaints and vital signs from the prose spoken by the doctor. Extracting structured data allows physicians and other medical professionals to view that data in a variety of ways—such as in tables or plots—without having to read through an entire report.
M*Modal’s products integrate with Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems like Epic and AllScripts, allowing physicians to use dictation with their existing tools.
The Carnegie Mellon Human-Computer Interaction Institute is an interdisciplinary community of students and faculty dedicated to research and education in topics related to computer technology in support of human activity and society. The Master’s program is a rigorous 12-month curriculum in which students complete coursework in programming, design, psychology, HCI methods, and electives that allow them to personalize their educational experience. During their second and third semesters, the students participate in a substantial Capstone Project with an industry sponsor.
The Capstone Project course curriculum is structured to cover the end-to-end process of a research and development product cycle, while working closely with an industry sponsor on new ideas that may work with their existing human-to-machine technology. The goal of this 32-week course is to give each student the opportunity for a “real-life” industry project, similar to an actual experience in a research/design/development setting.
Company sponsors benefit from the innovative ideas produced by the students, to fix existing systems or reach into new markets. Some companies also use this project as a recruiting tool, offering industry positions to the top producers in their project team.
Jenna Date, Director of MHCI
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Carnegie Mellon University