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.

Daniel Acuña
Daniel Acuña

Looking for students in:
Science of Science
Fairness, Transparency, and Accountability on Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Automated Knowledge Discovery

Carlos Caicedo
Carlos Caicedo

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

EunJeong Cheon

Looking for students in:
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); focus on developing tangible interactive systems
Research through Design (RtD); practice-based design research
Science and Technology Studies (STS); focus on the future of work with robots and AI

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:
Critical study of algorithmic and autonomous systems
New and innovative forms of work practice
Knowledge work and analytics
Gender and technology

Radhika Garg
Radhika Garg

Looking for students in:
Technology (non-)use
Families and Technology
Human-centered Design

LaVerne Gray

Looking for students in:
LIS Social Justice
Black Feminist Information Inquiry
African-American Memory Work
Community Engagement

Josh Introne
Josh Introne

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

Md Tariqul Islam Pavel
Md Tariqul Islam ‘Pavel’

Looking for students in:
Security and privacy in Cloud/Edge computing
Blockchain-based distributed systems security
Security, privacy, and trust in Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs)
Fault-tolerance in large scale distributed systems

Yiqi Li
Yiqi Li

Looking for students in:
Social Networks
Online Communities
Misinformation
Organizational Communication

Sebastian Modrow
Sebastian Modrow

Looking for students in:
Special Collections and Archives
History of Libraries and Archives
History of the Book

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

Joon Park
Joon S. Park

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

Beth Patin
Beth Patin

Looking for students in:
Information equity
Cultural competence
Community resilience
Libraries and disaster management

Jian Qin
Jian Qin

Looking for students in:
Metadata and linked data
Knowledge representation and organization
Research data management
Digital scholarship
Scientific collaboration networks

Jeffrey Stanton
Jeffrey M. Stanton

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

Jennifer Stromer-Galley
Jennifer Stromer-Galley

Looking for students in:
Political participation and communication on social media
Presidential campaign communication on social media
Public policy around information and information technologies

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Jasmina Tacheva

Looking for students in:
Critical data studies
Data justice
Humanistic perspectives on computing

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
Information Quality
Health and Science Communication