Prospective Students

I enjoy working with Ph.D. students with academic interests in socially engaged interaction design; community-based action research; designing for social issues; speculative / critical / reflective design; social computing for social good / justice / equality, among others. If you are interested, email me and you can learn more about SOIC’s PhD Application.

Currently (12/2017), I am hiring two PhD students this upcoming year. Below is the official call.

The School of Informatics and Computing (SOIC) at Indiana University – Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites applications for incoming Ph.D. students with design and research interests focused collaborative computing work technologies to conduct research with Dr. Lynn Dombrowski on the NSF-Funded project: Designing Collaborative and Transparent Work Information Systems. Students interested in socially engaged interaction design; community-based action research; designing for social issues; speculative/critical/reflective design; and/or social computing for social good/justice/equality are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Project: Designing Computing Systems for the Low Wage Workplace

Ph.D. in Informatics with specialization in Human-Computer Interaction

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lynn Dombrowski

Funding Opportunity: Graduate Research Assistant

Funding Details: 50% annual appointment (includes monthly stipend, tuition remission, eligible for benefits, access to travel funding; renewable for up to 4 years)

For this project, incoming students will be under the supervision of Dr. Lynn Dombrowski, Assistant Professor. There are two funded Ph.D. student positions available for this project and thus, you’ll likely be working in concert with another Ph.D. student. Among the student’s responsibilities will be to assist Dr. Dombrowski in various parts of the project, including project management, supervising undergraduate assistants, data collection, coding and analysis, brainstorming, designing, prototyping, and other tasks as assigned. Students will also assist with literature reviews, manuscript preparation, and scholarly dissemination, including conference presentations and publication opportunities.

Interested? Great! Interested students should apply directly to the Human-Computer Interaction Ph.D. Program and in their cover letter, they should indicate they are interested in working with Dr. Dombrowski on the Low-wage workplace project and demonstrate their project fit. Applicants should also email Dr. Dombrowski at directly that they are applying for the position. Application deadline is January 15, 2018.

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