Current Info Sci PhD students are among the leading up-and-coming scholars in the cross-disciplinary field of information science, helping shape our understanding of technological systems and their use. Head over to our PhD page to meet our students and see what they're working on.

Upon graduation, Information Science's PhDs immediately become top candidates for competitive positions in academia, industry, and elsewhere. Here's where our students from recent graduating PhD cohorts are today:


• Jess Hohenstein, Postdoctoral Researcher, Cornell University

• Margaret Jack, Postdoctoral Researcher, Syracuse University

• Fabian Okeke, UX Researcher, Facebook

• Stephanie Santoso, Director of Strategic Initiative, Citizen Schools Maker

• Lei Shi, Software Engineer, Google

• Yuhang Zhao, Postdoctoral Researcher, Cornell University


Jean Costa, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford

Seongtaek Lim, Software Engineer, Adobe

Xiao Ma, Software Engineer, Google

Brian McInnis, Postdoctoral Scholar, UC San Diego

Minsu Park, Research Fellow, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Huaishu Peng, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies


Gabe Culbertson, Software Engineer, Google

• Ishtiaque Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto


• Saeed Abdullah, Assistant Professor, Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State University

• Nitesh Goyal, UX Researcher, Google

• Elizabeth Murnane, Postdoctoral Scholar in Computer Science, Stanford University

• Rifat Rahman, Assistant Professor, College of Information and Computer Sciences, UMass-Amherst

• Emily Sun, UX Researcher, Airbnb

Xiying Wang, Lead UX Researcher, WorkSpan

• Kaiton Williams, Post-doctoral Researcher, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal

• Bin Xu, UX Researcher, Facebook

• Dongwook Yoon, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia


Shion Guha, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Marquette University

Mohammod Mashfiqui Rabbi Shuvo, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University