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
TSB Faculty Marcelo Worsley Named Jacobs FellowCongratulations to TSB Faculty Marcelo Worsley on being named a research fellow with the Jacobs Foundation to support his work helping students learn computer science through sports.
Quantifying gender disparities and bias online: special issueTSB Faculty Ágnes Horvát acts as a guest editor for a special issue on gender gaps in digital spaces in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
UChicago professor talks human-centered AI at TSB ColloquiumUniversity of Chicago Prof. Chenhao Tan gave a talk focusing on a new way to improve decision making using explainable AI.
From the Technically Social Blog
Widening Perspectives on Learning and Research OpportunitiesA TSB student reflects on their time at an internship at The Learning Partnership, a company providing STEM learning programs to K-12 students in Puerto Rico.
From scientific management to data-driven labor organizingAs data is collected about workers, how does it impact them and how do they respond to it? What is the role of technology in supporting worker advocacy movements?
Crowdsourcing the social impacts of algorithms
New study uses crowdsourcing to leverage anticipatory ethics and participatory foresight, to ultimately uncover potential impacts of algorithmic decision making tools.
Research Lab Spotlight
Designing learning experiences, human-centered AI, explainable AI, creativity, AI literacy, computer science education, informal learning, and embodied interaction.