Laura Haas – an IBM research fellow at Almaden Research Center – visited our University last week. She gave a talk focusing on the problems faced by both database and HCI researchers and how the two groups should aim to work together to help one another. As part of her visit, she stopped by the HCI lab to hear about the research we are doing and learn about the robotics aspect of HCI. We enjoyed her visit, particularly her insights on the direction of HCI in the future.