Faculty Recruiting Ph.D. Students

The iSchool has more than 30 tenured and tenure-track faculty engaged in a variety of interesting research areas. The faculty listed below are actively recruiting Ph.D. students in their fields of interest. The school also has several research-focused professors who include scholarly work in their portfolio of professional activities.

To learn more about our Ph.D. admissions process, read our Ph.D. application checklist.

Carlos Caicedo
Carlos Caicedo

Looking for students in:
Network security
Telecommunications policy
Wireless communication technologies and standards

Rachel Clarke
Rachel Ivy Clarke

Looking for students in:
Critical approaches to libraries and librarianship (#critlib)
Design thinking, methods, and theories
Knowledge organization and classification

Kevin Crowston
Kevin Crowston

Looking for students in:
Work and artificial intelligence
Citizen science
Coordination of online work

Ingrid Erickson
Ingrid Erickson

Looking for students in:
Future of Work (rise of reputation/gig economy)
Critical Study of Algorithmic Systems
Gender and Technology

Radhika Garg
Radhika Garg

Looking for students in:
Technology (non-)use
Work and technology
Decision-making at micro-, meso-, and macro-level

Josh Introne
Josh Introne

Looking for students in:
The dynamics of misinformation
Collective intelligence and online knowledge creation
Sociotechnical design for marginalized populations

Martha Garcia Murillo
Martha Garcia-Murillo

Looking for students in:
Technology and employment
The empowering or disempowering elements of technology for work
Work transitions
Self-employment and technology

Joon Park
Joon S. Park

Looking for students in:
Cybersecurity
Information Security/Privacy
Current Security Issues

Carsten Oesterlund
Carsten Østerlund

Looking for students in:
Trace data and document centric methodologies
New forms of work including citizen science, AI and work, crowdsourcing
Medical informatics with a focus on personal health records

Steven Sawyer
Steve Sawyer

Looking for students in:
Changing structures of knowledge work, including gig, freelance, and project-based work
Distributed scientific collaboration
The uses of scientific data repositories

Bryan Semaan
Bryan Semaan

Looking for students in:
Human-Computer interaction
Design thinking
Resilience and marginalized communities
Identity work

Jeffrey Stanton
Jeffrey M. Stanton

Looking for students in:
Machine Learning and AI
Research Methods
Organizational Psychology

Lu Xiao
Lu Xiao

Looking for students in:
Computational social science
Reasoning/persuasion in social media
Digital humanities
Community-based informal learning

Bei Yu
Bei Yu

Looking for students in:
Natural language processing
Machine learning
Health and science communication