Recent News

The Makeability Lab and the HCIL are participating in the Silver Spring Maker Faire which is going on today from 12pm - 5pm. Our own Majeed Kazemitabaar will also be giving a special presentation on MakerWear as the "Maker in our Midst" at 2:15pm on the Main Stage. Full details are available here:

Our research group (the Makeability Lab in the HCIL) is investigating new, scalable methods and tools for thermographic data collection and analysis. We are looking for talented, creative, and self-motivated undergraduate research assistants with strong technical backgrounds and an interest in environmental sustainability to work on a new, easily deployable thermographic sensor. We are specifically looking for student volunteers interested in developing valuable hardware and software skills over the course of the academic year while supporting an ongoing research project. Interested students should have one or more of the following skills and a keen interest in expanding their abilities in some of the other areas: Experience working with single-board computers and accessories Experience designing front-end and back-end web components Experience prototyping applications with Android devices Eagerness to learn and make with rapid prototyping technologies You will be working in the HCIL Hackerspace, will attend weekly research meetings, and will join a team of other talented undergraduate and graduate students. Our short term goal is a publication at CHI2017 and a potential submission to UIST2017. For best consideration, please read this page about undergraduate research and then send your CV and unofficial transcripts to and CC by September 21st. We will contact a subset of qualified candidates to setup interviews and request other materials. Full details are available on our announcement webpage. Please feel free to forward this announcement.



2012 – 2019


Thermporal: An Easy-to-Deploy Temporal Thermographic Sensor System to Support Residential Energy Audits

Matthew L Mauriello, Brenna McNally, Jon E. Froehlich

Proceedings of CHI 2019 | Acceptance Rate: 23.8% (705 / 2960)

A Large-Scale Analysis of YouTube Videos Depicting Everyday Thermal Camera Use

Matthew L Mauriello, Brenna McNally, Cody Buntain, Sapna Bagalkotkar, Samuel Kushnir, Jon E. Froehlich

Proceedings of MobileHCI2018

Designing and Evaluating Next-Generation Thermographic Systems to Support Residential Energy Audits

Matthew L Mauriello

UMD CS PhD Dissertation

A Temporal Thermography System for Supporting Longitudinal Building Energy Audits

Matthew L Mauriello, Jamie H Gilkeson, Noa Chazan, Jon E. Froehlich

Extended Abstract Proceedings of Ubicomp 2017

Scalable Methods and Tools to Support Thermographic Data Collection and Analysis for Energy Audits

Matthew L Mauriello

Extended Abstract ACM Ubicomp 2017 Doctoral Colloquium

Exploring Novice Approaches to Smartphone-based Thermographic Energy Auditing: A Field Study

Matthew L Mauriello, Manaswi Saha, Erica Brown, Jon E. Froehlich

Proceedings of CHI 2017 | Acceptance Rate: 25.0% (606 / 2424)

The Future Role of Thermography in Human-Building Interaction

Matthew L Mauriello, Matthew Dahlhausen, Erica Brown, Manaswi Saha, Jon E. Froehlich

CHI 2016 Workshop: Future of Human-Building Interaction

BodyVis: A New Approach to Body Learning Through Wearable Sensing and Visualization

Leyla Norooz, Matthew L Mauriello, Anita Jorgensen, Brenna McNally, Jon E. Froehlich

Extended Abstract Proceedings of CHI 2015 | Honorable Mention

Understanding the Role of Thermography in Energy Auditing: Current Practices and the Potential for Automated Solutions

Matthew L Mauriello, Leyla Norooz, Jon E. Froehlich

Proceedings of CHI 2015 | Honorable Mention

Towards Automated Thermal Profiling of Buildings at Scale Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and 3D-Reconstruction

Matthew L Mauriello, Jon E. Froehlich

Poster Proceedings of UbiComp 2014

Social Fabric Fitness: The Design and Evaluation of Wearable E-Textile Displays to Support Group Running

Matthew L Mauriello, Michael Gubbels, Jon E. Froehlich

Proceedings of CHI 2014