MHCID Faculty and Staff

The MHCID program is housed in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine, a leading department in the intersection of people, design, and technology. The department is home to four ACM fellows, four members of the CHI Academy, three endowed chairs, and numerous winners of other prestigious awards. The MHCID program draws faculty members from a myriad of backgrounds to create a rich environment in which students can draw upon a wide range of expertise. Faculty come from across UCI and from industry. Students in the MHCID program will have the opportunity to interact closely with these faculty and with the prestigious members of our industry advisory board.

HayesHeadshot-cropGillian Hayes
Faculty Director
Robert A. and Barbara L. Kleist Professor in Informatics
Contact her at or @gillianrhayes for further information.
Judy OlsonJudy Olson
Founding Faculty Member
Donald Bren Professor in Informatics and Business
Don PattersonDon Patterson
Founding Faculty Member
Associate Professor, Informatics and Computer Science
Steve HosaflookSteve Hosaflook
Program Director
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Adriana AvinaAdriana Avina
Program Coordinator
BlakeDiCosolaBlake DiCosola
Strategy Director, Razorfish London
Andrea O'DonnellAndrea J. O’Donnell
Student Services
Graduate Counselor, Donald Bren School of ICS
Contact her at for more information
RebeccaBlackRebecca Black
Pedagogical Advisor
Associate Professor, Education and Informatics
Mimi ItoMimi Ito
Pedagogical Advisor
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning, Anthropology and Informatics

MHCID Executive Committee

DarrenDennenbergDarren Denenberg
HayesHeadshot-cropGillian Hayes
Informatics, Education, Pediatrics
Jesse JacksonJesse Colin Jackson
FacultyProfiles-MazmanianMelissa Mazmanian
Informatics, Business
Don PattersonDon Patterson
Informatics, Computer Science
Katie Salen
Bill TomlinsonBill Tomlinson
Informatics, Education