CSMR Affiliated Faculty and Researchers





Mark Ackerman, George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Professor of Information, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Professor of Learning Health Sciences, Medical School

Computer-supported cooperative work, human-computer interaction, social computing. 

Doctoral student researcher: Jordan Huffaker

Ceren Budak, Assistant Professor of Information and Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering

Computational social science, and the use of large scale data sets and computational techniques to study problems with policy, social and political implications.

Doctoral student researcher: Ashwin Rajadesingan






Nicole Ellison, Karl E Weick Collegiate Professor of Information and Professor of Information

Computer-mediated communication, mediated interpersonal interaction, self-presentation, use of social media in organizations, relationship initiation and maintenance in online contexts, virtual communities, social network sites, online dating sites, educational uses of new technologies, college access and social media.

Doctoral student researcher: Penny Trieu








Eric Gilbert, John Derby Evans Endowed Professor of Information and Associate Professor of Information

Design and study of social computing systems.

Doctoral student researcher: Eshwar Chandrasekharan

Libby Hemphill, Associate Professor of Information and Research Associate Professor, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research

Social media, civic engagement, automated moderation techniques, fan studies, political communication, digital curation and data stewardship.

David Jurgens, Assistant Professor of Information






Clifford Lampe, Associate Professor of Information

Social media, online communities, computer-mediated communication, socio-technical systems, social computing, community informatics, technology mediated social participation.






Silvia Lindtner, Assistant Professor of Information and Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Penny W Stamps School of Art and Design

Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Science and Technology Studies, Design, DIY, Maker Culture, China Studies, Chinese Internet Research.





Qiaozhu Mei, Associate Professor of Information and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering

Information retrieval and text mining, with applications in web, social media, scientific literature, bioinformatics, and health informatics. Also interested in machine learning, data mining, natural language processing, and social network analysis.

Doctoral student researcher: Sam Corton

Christian Sandvig, Professor of Information, Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, Professor of Communication Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor of Art and Design

Infrastructure studies, socio-technical systems, information policy, social computing, human-computer interaction. 

Sarita Yardi Schoenebeck, Assistant Professor of Information

Social computing, social media, HCI, parents, youth, boundary setting.

Doctoral student researcher: Lindsay Blackwell