Gifts & Grants

Our research is supported through gifts and grants from a variety of organizations, including foundations (e.g., Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Heart Association), industry (e.g., Boeing, Disney, Google, Intel Corporation, Samsung), and government agencies (e.g., National Science Foundation, Department of Education, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). Below we present a sample of our major gifts and grants from the past few years.


  • Cristina Lopes, Software Datasets for Code Mining, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Sarah Lovell, Don Patterson and Bill Tomlinson, Fostering Non-Expert Creation of Sustainable Polycultures through Crowdsourced Data Synthesis, National Science Foundation


  • danah boyd, Geoffrey Bowker, Kate Crawford and Helen Nissenbaum, Council on Big Data, Ethics and Society, National Science Foundation
  • André van der Hoek and Thomas LaToza, CrowdProgramming, National Science Foundation
  • Greg Washington, Debra Richardson, Alessandra Pantano, Amelia Regan, Innovate from the Start: Engaging Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduates, National Science Foundation
  • Matt Bietz, Health Data Exploration Project, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Gloria Mark, In Situ Precision-Tracking of Online Behavior: A Comprehensive View of Focus, Mood and Context, Google
  • Gillian Hayes, Don Patterson and Monica Tentori, Wearable Visual Supports for People with Autism Spectrum and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Google
  • Alfred Kobsa, Privacy Decision Making, Intel Corporation
  • André van der Hoek, Social-Technical Code Search, National Science Foundation
  • Richard Taylor, Accountability Through Architecture for Decentralized Systems, National Science Foundation
  • James A. Jones, Aiding Comprehension of Complex Software Dynamics to Support High-Quality Software Development, National Science Foundation
  • Gloria Mark, Discovery of Trust Antecedents and their Effects on Individuals in Socio-Digital Influence in Different Cultures, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Gary Olson and Judy Olson, Micro-Analytics of Collaboration in Distributed Work: What Makes Collaboration Work, National Science Foundation
  • Silvia Lindtner, How DIY Makers are reinventing Industrial Production, Labor, and Innovation, National Science Foundation
  • Mizuko Ito, Connected Learning Research Network, MacArthur Foundation
  • Alfred Kobsa, User-Tailored Approach to Privacy Decision Support, National Science Foundation


  • Matt Bietz, Virtual Standards Development Organizations: Enhancing Interoperability in Data-Intensive Science, National Science Foundation
  • Yunan Chen, Patient-Provider Handover: Collaboration Challenges and Technology Design, National Science Foundation
  • Melissa Mazmanian and Kathleen Pine, Creating a Data-Driven World: Situated Practices of Collecting, Curating, Manipulating, and Deploying Data in Healthcare, National Science Foundation
  • Steve Howard, Frank Vetere, Jon Pearce and Paul Dourish, Designing for Scale: Understanding the Value of Information and Communication Technologies for Individuals, Communities, and Movements, Australian Research Council
  • Zia Agha and Yunan Chen, Quantifying Electronic Medical Record Usability to Improve Clinical Workflow, National Institutes of Health
  • Garnet Hertz, Gillian Hayes and Rebecca Black, Parent Coach: Context-Aware Applications for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Nokia
  • Gillian Hayes, Empowering Interactive Surfaces with Body-Based Interactions to Provide Step-by-Step Guidance to Children with ASD, Microsoft
  • Mizuko Ito, Democratizing Teaching, Google
  • Cristina Lopes, Spatial Augmented Reality Games for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation, American Heart Association
  • Gloria Mark, Multitasking as a Collaborative System: Examining the Millennial Generation, National Science Foundation
  • Judy Olson and Gary Olson, Working Together Apart: Challenges of Cross-Cultural Collaboration, Google


  • Paul Dourish, Bill Maurer and Scott Mainwaring, Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing, Intel
  • Garnet Hertz, Repurposing Obsolescence: Teaching DIY Science, Technology and Engineering Practices to Adolescents in Underserved Communities, National Science Foundation
  • Gillian Hayes, Providing Privacy-Sensitive Social Support for Families of High-Risk Infants Using Mobile Computing, Google
  • Yunan Chen, Patient-Provider Handoffs: Collaboration Challenge and Technology Design, National Science Foundation
  • James A. Jones, Promoting Efficient Debugging and High-Quality Software through Contextual Understanding of Faults, National Science Foundation
  • Alfred Kobsa, User Privacy Preferences and International Privacy Legislation in Cloud Services, Samsung
  • Cristina Lopes, Automatic Software Architecture Recovery: A Machine Learning Approach, National Science Foundation
  • Stephen Voida and Gloria Mark, Activity-Awareness Everywhere: A Smartphone Infrastructure for Studying and Supporting Ubiquitous Multitasking in Information Work, Google
  • Bill Tomlinson and Rebecca Black, Causality Project, Constellation Energy