Meet some of the students in our Ph.D. program. You can find more of them in the Ph.D. student directory.
Elias is a researcher with interests in human-computer interaction and works with faculty in the Value Sensitive Design Lab. He is interested in the idea of liminality, or what it means to be between things, places or times, and how liminal space and thinking can be operationalized within the context of design. Learn more about him.
How would you organize not just the books in a library, but millions of pieces of digital information? What type of system would you want to use to find information in that huge digital library? Who or what would you want to organize that information? Chris addresses such questions as he studies knowledge organization. Learn more about him.
Nicole's research focuses on the intersection of information, technology and Indigenous communities with work on Indigenous research ethics, Indigenous social media practices, and digital youth. She's exploring how tribal nations in the U.S. are using social media to provide culturally adapted risk communication to their communities. Learn more about her.
Milly works with libraries to create autism inclusive spaces. "I hope that my research provides a new framework for the field in regard to understanding the needs of the autistic community and implementing inclusive practices in the public library." Learn more about her.
Mina focuses on understanding and improving women of color's experiences in introductory computing courses. "I like talking to students to understand exactly what is going great and not so great in their courses, how their identity and history affects these experiences, and then I have them design the solutions!" Learn more about her.
Beck studies how to design public space and technology in ways that facilitate contemplative experience. "I am able to better understand the system that operates around our busyness, constant performance, and instinct to reach for our phones." Learn more about her.
Benji's research centers on equitable computing education. He is interested in improving access to computing opportunities and communities. "I want to continue building tools which help make learning experiences more equitable and help us understand how to design for equity." Learn more about him.
Mingrui Ray Zhang
Ray's research focuses on making intelligent text entry systems that will allow us to express ourselves more efficiently, while promoting equal participation for people with disabilities. Learn more about him.