Meet some of the students in our Ph.D. program. You can find more of them in the Ph.D. student directory.
Ian specializes in value-sensitive design, the history of technology, and multi-lifespan information system design. He's interested in the question of why technologies evolved as they have. "Things aren't created in a vacuum – what drives innovation, and how can we understand that through the process of design that transforms idea into artifact?" Learn more about him.
Luke develops algorithms to help people use data more responsibly. He wants to see more thoughtful analyses around improving the usefulness of data. “I firmly believe that the most important data science skills are about people and communication.” Learn more about him.
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.