PhD in HCI

PhD students can come from a variety of disciplines and colleges, with a focus on HCI. Students typically apply to the college where they will receive their core disciplinary training, and in the process, choose to work with faculty members who are in the HCIL. The following are just a few examples of pathways that students can take:

Computer Science

Students can apply to earn their PhD in Computer Science, with a focus in HCI. Students should choose to work with CS faculty that focus on HCI including:

  • Prof. Ben Bederson
  • Prof. Allison Druin
  • Prof. Ben Shneiderman
  • Assoc. Prof. Niklas Elmqvist
  • Assoc. Prof. Jen Golbeck
  • Asst. Prof. Jon Froehlich
  • Asst. Prof. Leah Findlater
  • Asst. Prof. Michelle Mazurek

Information Studies

Students could also decide to pursue their PhD in Information Studies, with a focus in HCI. You will want to choose to work with iSchool faculty who focus in HCI:

  • Prof. Jenny Preece
  • Prof. Allison Druin
  • Assoc. Prof. Niklas Elmqvist
  • Assoc. Prof. Jen Golbeck
  • Assoc. Prof. Kari Kraus
  • Asst. Prof. Leah Findlater
  • Asst. Prof. Jessica Vitak
  • Asst. Prof. Yla Tausczik

Other Departments

There are also other departments with faculty who are members of HCIL and have a focus on HCI.

American Studies

  • Assoc. Prof. Jason Farman

Education

  • Asst. Prof. Tamara Clegg

Journalism

  • Asst. Prof. Nick Diakopoulos
  • Assoc. Prof. Ira Chinoy

Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities

  • Prof. Neil Fraistat

Psychology

  • Prof. Kent Norman