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Ph.D. Students on the Job Market

The Syracuse University iSchool produces top-notch Ph.D.'s in Information Science and Technology. iSchool doctoral graduates build on our 40 year history of impact and innovation. Each graduate embodies the iSchool’s distinguishing characteristics of interdisciplinarity, the roles of information, and the contributions of technologies.

Graduates have developed skills in leading classes, participated in academic service, and pursued independent scholarship that is subject to review and approval by a committee of seven academics, including two from outside the faculty of the iSchool.

The following students are on the job market, and we encourage you to return often as this page is updated frequently.


Vargas

Patricia Adriana Vargas Leon
Ph.D.
pavargas@syr.edu

Patricia recently graduated in May 2019 and is currently a fellow at the Information Society Project (ISP) from Yale Law School. She is conducting diverse research projects related to control over the different layers of the Internet infrastructure, which include technical and legal aspects. Patricia's research areas include Internet governance, cybersecurity, and the law of the sea as a potential framework for the cyberspace. She is particularly interested in issues like the Internet kill switch, network neutrality, and management over the Internet root zone.

Advisor:  Jenny Stromer-Galley

Huichuan Xia

Huichuan Xia
Ph.D. Candidate
hxia@syr.edu

Personal website: www.huichuanxia.com

I defended my dissertation proposal in November 2018 and am working on my dissertation research. I plan to defend my dissertation and graduate by May 2020. My dissertation investigates various ethical issues associated with academic research in different disciplines based on crowd work. My research areas span across CSCW, HCI, Social Computing, and Intelligence Analysis. I am particularly interested in research topics of privacy, crowd work, collective intelligence, and ethical issues in gig-economy.

Advisor: Jennifer Stromer-Galley

Yaxing Yao

Yaxing Yao
Ph.D. Candidate
yyao08@syr.edu

I am a fifth year Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. My research lies in the area of human-computer interaction and usable privacy and security. In my dissertation, I am looking at the privacy issues in the smart home environment from a multi-stakeholder perspective, which emphasizes on not only the smart home users but also other stakeholders such as the guests and secondary users, as well as the interaction and social relationship among these stakeholders. The goal is to understand the privacy expectations of different stakeholders and to develop effective privacy notice and choice mechanisms to meet people’s expectations. I plan to defend my dissertation in Spring 2020, and I will be looking for a tenure track faculty position starting in Fall 2020.

Advisor: Bryan Semaan and Yang Wang


Recently Placed Ph.D. Students

Brian Dobreski

Brian Dobreski
Ph.D.

Brian has accepted a position as assistant professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He will begin in Fall, 2019.

Bryan Dosono

Bryan Dosono
Ph.D.

Bryan has accepted a position as an Experience Researcher at Airbnb Headquarters in San Francisco, California, starting in August 2019.

Corey Jackson

Corey Jackson
Ph.D.

Corey has accepted a post doc at UC Berkeley.

Sikana Tanupabrungsun

Sikana Tanupabrungsun
Ph.D.

Sikana recently accepted a position as a Data Scientist with the Microsoft Corporation in Seattle, WA.

Jerry Robinson

Jerry Lamont Robinson
Ph.D.

Jerry has recently started a position as a UX/Accessibility Researcher at Facebook, in Menlo Park CA.

You Zheng

You Zheng
Ph.D.

You has accepted a position as Research Associate at Research Foundation of City University of New York.

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