Andrew and Danaë were hired in 2021 as Penn’s first faculty in human-centered computing. Together we’re building a research group (made up of two labs, one per professor), a course curriculum, and an HCI presence at Penn!
Thanks for your interest! To be advised by Andrew and/or Danaë as a PhD student, please apply to the Penn CIS PhD program; you can find more information on applying here. You can also reach out to either of us by email; please include a little bit about yourself and your research interests (3-5 sentences) including how they relate to ours, your CV, and a link to your website and we will take a look. Please note, however, that we get many such emails and unfortunately can’t promise we’ll be able to respond to all emails personally. We still encourage you to apply to the PhD program!
Yes! Andrew and Danaë are both currently recruiting postdoctoral scholars in the coming couple years. Please send us an email (including basic information about your background and interests, a paper of yours that exemplifies your work, and your CV) and we will get back to you.
Yes; we are looking forward to working with students at all levels, including involving Masters students in research. This can be an especially good option for students without much prior research experience, or whose prior experience is in another topic of study. You can find more information about the MSE in CIS program here, and we encourage you to apply.
We are always excited to connect with students on campus, to learn about your work and find potential collaborations. Please email us with a little information about yourself (what program you’re in, what your interests are) to set up a time to talk more.
We are always excited to connect with students on campus, to learn about your work and find potential collaborations. We work with undergraduate students at all levels who have gone on to a number of exciting next steps after college. If you are thinking of applying to PhD programs, we recommend you get involved in research at least a semester or two before the application cycle (e.g., for a student applying to PhD during their senior year, getting involved in research as a junior is a good idea).
If you’re interested in our group, please email us with a little information about yourself (what program you’re in, what your interests are, what you’re looking for) to set up a time to talk more.
Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction (CIS 4120) is now offered in both the Fall taught by Danaë and Spring taught by Andrew to undergraduate students interested in learning more about HCI. Enrollment will be limited and by permission, so keep an eye out for that!
You don’t! Although we are based in a Computer and Information Science department, we are also interested in interdisciplinary researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds. Keep in mind that, if admitted and enrolled, you’ll need to take CS courses and meet requirements set by the CIS department, so having some technical background is valuable.
For students with less technical experience and who are interested in more of a media studies/computer-mediated communication angle to their PhD, Danaë does advise and join dissertation committees for students in Penn’s School of Communication, Annenberg—so applying to that PhD program could also be an option for you.