Contribute to the HCI body of knowledge

In our applied, research-based program, Ph.D. students identify new problems in HCI and generate new knowledge to solve them. You’ll collaborate in research labs and be mentored by faculty with real-world expertise in UX research, social computing, accessibility, interaction design for health, android science, and other emerging HCI areas.

Students conduct HCI and usability research that spans disciplines including computing, communication, robotics/android science, biomedical devices, and human and social sciences. Working at Indiana University’s Indianapolis campus, with its strong health care focus, offers unique opportunities and facilities.

The HCI Ph.D. Program resides in the Human-Centered Computing Department (HCC), a vibrant and growing department that includes HCI, Media Arts and Science, Data Science, and Informatics.

The HCI Ph.D. program is in the midst of a major expansion, with over 100 graduate students joining the program in the past year alone.

Meet our faculty

Davide Bolchini, Ph.D.

Executive Associate Dean
Professor, Human-Centered Computing

Erin Brady, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction

Francesco Cafaro, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction

Lynn Dombrowski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
Director, Human-Computer Interaction Program

Karl F. MacDorman, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Director, Informatics and Artificial Intelligence Undergraduate Programs
Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence

Aqueasha Martin-Hammond, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction

Andrew D. Miller, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Human-Centered Computing
Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction

Khairi Reda, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Data Science, Human-Computer Interaction
Director, Data Science Graduate Program

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Julie Stella, MA

Lecturer, Human-Computer Interaction