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Call for Qualified HCI Ph.D. Candidates

The Ph.D. program in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI is seeking outstanding students to join the program in Fall 2023. Applications are due January 15.

There’s never been a better time to join. We’re growing at all levels—program, School, University—and your future with us looks bright.

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About the Program

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. In the past three years, multiple faculty have secured high-profile research grants, including three active CAREER awards, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early-career faculty. Top qualified PhD applicants will be offered a competitive five-year funding package.

The HCI PhD Program at IUPUI provides a world-class education in human-centered research. PhD students in the program learn the fundamentals of Human-Computer Interaction while pursuing independent research agendas studying cutting-edge topics across a broad range of interdisciplinary informatics and computing research approaches, including:

  • Exploring future accessible interfaces for the blind and visually impaired.
  • Designing ubiquitous and social technologies for complex social issues such as health and wellness, food insecurity, sustainability, social inclusion, and social justice.
  • Investigating how social media shapes knowledge communities and production.
  • Examining scientific collaboration and the sociotechnical systems that support scientific knowledge production.
  • Exploring new tangible and gesture-based technologies for data exploration and for sharing cultural and historic knowledge.
  • Transforming big data into useful data visualizations.

About the School

The IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI has long been a pioneer in graduate education. The School launched the first Ph.D. program in informatics in the nation and is only one of a few Schools with a Human-Centered Computing department. The school provides both breadth and scope of informatics-centered fields related to information science and computing disciplines. We offer four Ph.D. programs—Health Informatics, Bioinformatics, Human-Computer Interaction, and Data Science, six Master’s programs—Health Informatics, Bioinformatics, Human-Computer Interaction, Applied Data Science, Library Science, and Media Arts and Science, and four Baccalaureate programs—Informatics, Health Information Management, Biomedical Informatics, and Media Arts and Science. Over 1,300 students are enrolled in the school’s programs, with faculty and students enjoying state-of-the art facilities, including the brand new interdisciplinary Innovation Hall, a collaboration with the Schools of Engineering and Science.

About the University

Our School  is situated on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. The IUPUI campus is home to the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the Herron School of Art and Design, and others. Indiana University and Purdue University recently announced a bold new vision for the University, which will transform our campus into a next-generation urban research university beginning in 2024.

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