The University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies is happy to announce that we are accepting applications for our fully funded PhD in Information Studiesprogram for the Fall 2021 academic year.
UMD’s iSchool prepares students to address the hardest social and technical problems of today and tomorrow. Working side-by-side with world-renowned, multi-disciplinary faculty and at internationally recognized research centers and labs, students conduct research on pressing information issues, which often entwine social and technical innovation. We draw on core values of information studies, including justice, inclusion, and access, and use these principles to facilitate the discovery of new knowledge.
We are currently recruiting in the following research areas:
Accessible Design: Design of learning environments, Web accessibility, Accessible information architecture, Universal design, Accessibility, Sign language
Human-Computer Interaction: HCI & AI, Virtual/Augmented/Mixed reality, Visualization and Visual Analytics, Human AI teams, AI and teamwork, Human-centered machine learning,
Privacy and Cybersecurity: Usable privacy and security, Internet of Things, Privacy and trust, Social media sensing, Hacker studies, Sociotechnical approaches to cybersecurity, Cyber risk and effects
Computational Research: Computational journalism, Data mining, Critical data/algorithm studies
Applied Machine Learning: (and) Technology, Decision-making, Information Curation and Archival Science, and Ethics
Social Studies of Technology: Sociotechnical systems, Infrastructure, Social computing, Technology ethics, values in design, Data ethics and critical data studies, Future of work, Technology, inequality, and marginalization (especially race, class, and gender), Social justice,
Social influence and disinformation, Critical studies of the corporation, History of technology, Technology policy, Public-private partnerships
Health Informatics: Consumer health information behavior, Health-related information seeking, Health justice, Health disparities, Health literacy, Personal informatics
Collections and Memory: Archival studies, Digital archives, Computational archival science, Digital heritage, Digital/data curation, Digital humanities
Youth: Youth eXperience (YX), Youth learning and digital literacy, Learning in informal settings (i.e., libraries, home, virtual spaces, etc.), Education
Admissions Process and Deadlines
Our priority deadline is December 11th, 2020, however we will consider applications until March 12th, 2021. It is recommended that serious applicants apply by the priority deadline if possible.
For application requirements and additional information, please visit our Admissions website.
For further information regarding UMD iSchool’s PhD program, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!