Jeremy Birnholtz, Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Jeremy Birnholtz’s research focuses on human-computer interaction issues, such as attention, information sharing, and collaboration through the use of technology. He has lectured and published widely on subjects that include young people’s attention to instant messaging, interruptions in attention in seniors with chronic pain, and deception in text messaging.
Mike DeVito, Media, Technology, and Society
Mike DeVito is a doctoral student in the Media, Technology, and Society program. His research centers around the cognitive effects of new media on human social identity and information flows, including the formation and presentation of the self-concept through social media, trust in external memory, and lay understanding of algorithmic effects. Prior to coming to Northwestern, Mike earned both an M.A. in Media and Public Affairs and a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from The George Washington University.
Colin Fitzpatrick, Technology & Social Behavior
Colin is a third-year PhD student in the Technology & Social Behavior. His current research studies impression management and interaction in location-aware mobile social networking applications. His previous work explored impression management in a social network for music (honor’s thesis, A.B. in ethnomusicology from Brown University) and the role of new technologies for disseminating cosmopolitan popular music in China (master’s thesis, M.A. in ethnomusicology from University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Matthew Heston, Technology & Social Behavior
Matthew Heston is a PhD student in the Technology and Social Behavior program. He is interested in social interactions between members of groups and organizations online. His current research studies anonymity and location based mobile social media applications. He earned his M.S. from the Illinois Institute of Technology and his B.A. from Bradley University.
Madeline E. Smith, Technology & Social Behavior
Madeline is a PhD Candidate in the Technology & Social Behavior joint program in Computer Science and Communication. Her research currently focuses on relational, supportive, and deceptive aspects of social media and is supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She previously earned an M.S. in Information Science from Cornell University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Ithaca College.
Matthew Faden is studying Communication Studies with a concentration in Digital Media, while minoring in Business Institutions and earning a certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications. He is interested in discovering how social media may moderate conflict, contribute to social good, and promote human flourishing. He plans on graduating in June 2018.
Bennett Hensey is studying Manufacturing and Design Engineering, with plans to pursue a mixed education in psychology, computer science, and entrepreneurship. His interests lie in learning to better understand people and the interactions they have with the tools they use. He hopes to work on designing these tools in the future. Bennett plans to graduate in June of 2019.
Ada Jing is studying Communication Studies and is also part of the Digital Media Module. She’s interested in understanding how social media can influence interpersonal communication and different consumer behaviors. She plans on graduating in June 2019.
Minkyong Kim is studying Communication Studies with a concentration in Digital Media, while minoring in Cognitive Science and is also pursuing the Integrated Marketing Communications Certificate. Her interest lies in examining affordances users rely on to create and manage their online image and how their experiences with different platforms suggest relevant design implications for improvement. She plans on graduating in June 2018.
Sarah Shi is studying Communication Studies with an Integrated Marketing Communications Certificate. Her interest lies in understanding how different social media platforms affect how users perceive themselves and those around them online and offline. She plans on graduating in June 2018.
Justine Yucesan is studying Communication Studies with a concentration in Digital Media, while pursuing the Segal Design Certificate. Her interest lies in examining how the design of different platforms and interfaces influence users’ behaviour and communication online, and how these decisions in turn imply further design improvements. She plans on graduating in June 2018.
Asmaa Aljuhani, Northwestern University
Peter Du, Northwestern University
Ashley Falcon, Northwestern University
Valentina Garces, Northwestern University
Jakub Grudnik, Northwestern University
Prarthana Gupta, Northwestern University
Jordyn Iger, Northwestern University
Barrett Leider, Northwestern University
Ang Li, DePaul University
Reedhima Mandlik, Northwestern University
Amol Mody, Northwestern University
Arindam Paul, Northwestern University
April Quioh, Northwestern University
Lindsay Reynolds, Cornell University, PhD 2013
Bria Maria Royal, Northwestern University
Carter Sherman, Northwestern University
Sarah Sinclair, Cornell University
Sarah Smith, Northwestern University
Daniel Somekh, Cornell University
Jenny Starrs, Northwestern University
Sei Unno, Northwestern University
Susan Zha, Northwestern University
Courtney Blackwell, Northwestern University
Jed Brubaker, University of California at Irvine
Doug Downey, Northwestern University
Shion Guha, Cornell University
Mark Handel, Boeing Company
Nick Merola, Facebook UX Research
Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, University of Connecticut
Stephanie Steinhardt, Cornell University
D. Yvette Wohn, NJIT