I am a professor in the Department of
Information Systems. Generally, my research contributes to the fields of human-computer interaction (HCI), computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), and health informatics. I investigate situated communication and collaboration practices in healthcare, and, in turn, develop and deploy new mechanisms for collaboratively sensing, presenting, and interacting with information. Specifically, my work has included surgical telemedicine systems to support surgeon remote collaboration and education, movement sensor systems for Parkinson’s patients to see and discuss activity and bodily experience with their healthcare providers, and browser plugins for those with dementia to negotiate online safety with their partners, among others. I conduct my research through a sociotechnical lens – one in which we cannot extricate technical systems from ‘being in the world’. My process is to engage those not often prioritized in the digital health design process to counter hegemonic discourse and oftentimes making the invisible work visible (e.g. trainee surgeons, those with motor disabilities, older adults with mild cognitive impiarment).
NSF FW-HTF-P: Telemedicine at Scale: Expanding the Healthcare Workforce and Healthcare Access (2020–2022) $149,899
NSF CAREER: Collaborative Image Manipulation and Annotation in Surgical Telemedicine (2016–2022) $518,121
Semsar, A., Ton, J., Maharoof, N., Avellino, I., Zahiri, HR, Guckes, F, Mentis, H. (2021), Effect of Training the Mentor on Quality of Instruction and Trainees’ Performance in Laparoscopic Oophorectomy Telementoring. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 28(11), S60-61.
Semsar, A., McGowan, H., Feng, Y., Zahiri, H.R., Park, A., Kleinsmith, A., & Mentis, H.M. (2020). Quality of and Attention to Instructions in Telementoring. Proceedings of the ACM on Human Computer Interaction (PACM: HCI), 4, CSCW2, p.1-21.
Semsar, A., McGowan, H., Feng, Y., Zahiri, H.R., Park, A., Kleinsmith, A., & Mentis, H. (2019). How Trainees Use the Information from Telepointers in Remote Instruction. Proceedings of the ACM on Human Computer Interaction (PACM: HCI), 3, CSCW, p.1-20.
Akinsiku, A., Avellino, I., Graham, Y., & Mentis, H.M. (2021). It's Not the Movement: Experiential Information Needed in Stroke Telerehabilitation. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Yokohama, Japan, (p. 1-12), New York: ACM.
Mentis, H.M., *Feng, Y., *Semsar, A., & †Ponsky, T.A. (2020). Remotely Shaping the View in Surgical Telementoring. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Honolulu, Hawa’ii, USA (p. 1-14), New York: ACM.
NSF SaTC: CORE: Small: Negotiating Cyber Systems Access for Older Adults with Mild Neurocognitive Disorder (2017–2022) $499,587
McDonald, N. & Mentis, H.M. (2021). Building for ‘We’: Safety Settings for Couples with Memory Concerns. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Yokohama, Japan, (p. 1-11), New York: ACM.
McDonald, N. & Mentis, H. (2021). ‘Citizens Too’: Safety Setting Collaboration among Older Adults with Memory Concerns. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), 28(5), 1-32.
Mentis, H.M., Madjaroff, G., Massey, A., & Trendafilova, Z. (2020). The Illusion of Choice in Discussing Cybersecurity Safeguards Between Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Their Caregivers. Proceedings of the ACM on Human Computer Interaction (PACM: HCI), 4, CSCW2, p.1-19.
McDonald, N., Larsen, A., Battisti, A., Madjaroff, G., Massey, A., & Mentis, H. (2020). Realizing Choice: Online Safeguards for Couples Adapting to Cognitive Challenges. Proceedings of the USENIX Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), (p. 99-110).
Mentis, H.M., Madjaroff, G., & Massey, A. (2019). Upside and Downside Risk in Online Security for Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Glasgow, Scotland, (paper 611), New York: ACM.
Madjaroff, G. & Mentis, H.M. (2017). Narratives of Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Their Caregivers. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS), Baltimore, MD (pp. 140-149), New York: ACM.
Identifying an Interdisciplinary Path to Social Responsibility Education across the COEIT Curriculum (2021–2023) $22,000.00, UMBC Hrabowski Innovation Fund
A Peer-led Team Learning Framework for Ethics in Computing (2019–2022) $214,780, Mozilla Foundation
McDonald, N., Akinsiku, A., Hunter-Cevera, J., Khoo, Y., Berczynski, M., Kephart, K., Sanchez, M., Mentis, H. (accepted). Responsible Computing: A Longitudinal Study of A Peer-led Ethics Learning Framework. ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE), x(x), xx-xx.
Prior Research Areas
NSF CHS: Small: Gestural Image Annotation Systems in Coordinated Surgical Practice (2014-2019) $310,648
Mentis, H.M., O’Hara, K., Gonzalez, G., Sellen, A., Corish, R., Criminisi, A., Trivedi, R., & Theodore, P. (2015). Voice or Gesture in the Operating Room. Extended Abstracts of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Seoul, South Korea, (pp. 773-780), New York: ACM.
My Graduate Syllabi at UMBC
IS/HCC 727 CSCW: Spring 2015; Spring 2017
IS/HCC 760 HCI: Fall 2013; Fall 2014
IS/HCC 629 Fund. of HCC: Spring 2016
My Undergraduate Syllabi at UMBC
IS 303 Fund. of HCI: Spring 2014; Fall 2015; Fall 2016