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 Receives 2022 ACM SIGCHI Social Impact AwardCongratulations to TSB Faculty Liz Gerber on winning the 2022 ACM SIGCHI Social Impact Award for her contributions to addressing socio-economic challenges.
Virtual collaboration hinders a key component of creativityExperiments show that teams working together online produce fewer ideas than those in person, as described in TSB faculty Ágnes Horvát's new essay for Nature.
TSB Student Awarded Google PhD FellowshipCongratulations to TSB current student Ryan Louie on being selected as a Google PhD Fellow in Human Computer Interaction for his work on human-AI expression tools that encode conceptually rich situation using machine detectors.
From the Technically Social Blog
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.
Visualizing Privacy Trade-Offs for Sensitive Data
Differentially private analyses involve adding a calibrated amount of noise to data to protect people's privacy. How can interactive visualizations help researchers navigate these trade-offs?