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Computational technologies and ideas are increasingly pervasive in human life. For millions of people around the globe, computers and mobile phones have become the de facto communication medium. At the same time, access to and proficiency in computing technologies is rapidly becoming a major equity issue worldwide.

The Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Social Computing faculty at Cornell Tech study the design, implementation, impact and broader implications of computing technologies in everyday human activities. Particular areas of research interest include accessibility, educational technology, Computer Science education, Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD), Computer-supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and social computing.

Our faculty are committed to working both locally, in New York City, as well as globally, using the city as a base to connect to international networks in business, governance and civil society. We are also committed to practical impact through entrepreneurship and deep engagement with community and industry partners.