Dual Ph.D. Program in Computer Science and Communication
Technology and Social Behavior (TSB) is a joint Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Communication that draws on Northwestern's strong support for interdisciplinary research, benefits from talented faculty who contribute to a tradition of collaboration, and attracts unique students who are eager for academic experiences that cross traditional departmental boundaries.
Recent Work Spotlight
Visualizing Uncertainty for the 2020 Presidential ElectionTSB Professor Jessica Hullman writes in The Hill about "the intricate dance of fact and belief that is uncertainty communication"
Critical Race Theory for Human-Computer Interaction
Designing for People with Vision Impairments
In the CSCW doctoral consortium, TSB student Maitraye Das writes, "my research informs the design of collaborative technology that can support interdependent, co-creative practices in ability-diverse teams"
Research Lab Spotlight
Human computer interaction, social and crowd computing, learning sciences, civics, and more
Research at the intersection of information visualization and uncertainty communication, with new faculty Matthew Kay
Understanding and designing systems to support group interactions and communication
Studying the impact algorithms and automation on the production and dissemination of news in society
People, Space, Algorithms
Addressing societal problems that are created or exacerbated by advances in computer science
Interactive Audio Lab
Making new tools for understanding and manipulating sound with machine learning, human computer interaction, and more
Advancing social network theories, methods, and tools to better understand and meet the needs of diverse communities
Community Data Science
Studying online communities to understand how and why they can generate productive collaboration, such as Wikipedia
Social Media Lab
Studying how social media — technologies that facilitate social behavior among people — are used for work and play
Enabling the design of large, diverse, digitally-connected teams on Earth and beyond