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Sun Dec 16 2007

FYI: Northwestern's PhD in Technology & Social Behavior

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        1.    Darren Gergle, Northwestern's PhD in Technology & Social Behavior

Message 1: Northwestern's PhD in Technology & Social Behavior
Date: 14-Dec-2007
From: Darren Gergle <dgerglenorthwestern.edu>
Subject: Northwestern's PhD in Technology & Social Behavior
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Join the Northwestern University PhD program in Technology and Social Behavior!

The Graduate School at Northwestern University is seeking exceptional
applicants to join the Ph.D. program in Technology and Social Behavior
(TSB) in the Fall of 2008.

TSB is a joint Ph.D. program in Communication and Computer Science that
draws on Northwestern’s strong support for interdisciplinary study,
benefits from talented faculty who contribute to a tradition of
collaboration, and attracts unique students who are eager for academic
experiences that cross traditional departmental boundaries. The combined
degree benefits students by providing training in social science methods to
study human behavior, experience designing and implementing new
technologies, practice incorporating the results of empirical research into
these technologies, and preparation for the widest range of academic and
industrial jobs. We recruit students from a variety of backgrounds and
provide rigorous training in humanities, social sciences, computer science,
and human-computer interaction methodologies.

The core faculty in the TSB program come from the department of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) in the McCormick School of
Engineering, and from the Media, Technology & Society (MTS) Program in the
School of Communication. Noshir Contractor and Paul Leonardi have recently
joined our active faculty that includes Larry Birnbaum, Justine Cassell,
Ken Forbus, Darren Gergle, Eszter Hargittai, Ian Horswill, Don Norman,
Bryan Pardo and a number of other faculty from affiliated departments.

Faculty and students are currently addressing a broad range of topics

* The digital divide from sociological, policy, and engineering
* Interactive technologies for children with special needs
* Trust development in computer-mediated communication environments
* The structure and function of social networks in knowledge dissemination
* Psychology of virtual humans
* A role for virtual peers in literacy development
* Self-generating music videos
* Language and behavior in on-line communities.
* Teens on-line

For more details on the program, faculty, and admissions requirements see:
The deadline for admissions materials is: December 31st, 5pm CST

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

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