Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction

Contribute to the HCI body of knowledge

In our applied, research-based program, Ph.D. students identify new problems in HCI and generate new knowledge to solve them. You’ll collaborate in research labs and be mentored by faculty with real-world expertise in UX research, social computing, accessibility, interaction design for health, android science, and other emerging HCI areas.

Students conduct HCI and usability research that spans disciplines including computing, communication, robotics/android science, biomedical devices, and human and social sciences. Working at Indiana University’s Indianapolis campus, with its strong health care focus, offers unique opportunities and facilities.

The HCI Ph.D. Program resides in the Human-Centered Computing Department (HCC), a vibrant and growing department that includes HCI, Media Arts and Science, Data Science, and Informatics.

The HCI graduate program is in the midst of a major expansion, with more than 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students joining the program in the past year alone.

Meet our faculty

Davide Bolchini

Professor, Human-Centered Computing

Erin Brady

Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction

Francesco Cafaro

Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction

No photo

Byron Lowens

Lecturer, Human-Computer Interaction

Karl F. MacDorman

Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence

Aqueasha Martin-Hammond

Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction

Andrew D. Miller

Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction

Khairi Reda

Associate Professor, Data Science, Human-Computer Interaction

No photo

Julie Stella

Lecturer, Human-Computer Interaction