Researchers

Norman Makoto Su
Lab Director

Norman is an assistant professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. He is a core faculty in the Human Computer Interaction Design (HCI/d) group. He is also a faculty fellow of the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics and an affiliate faculty of the Cognitive Science Program and Institute of Software Research. He does mixed-methods research in human–computer interaction (HCI) and computer–supported cooperative work (CSCW). He occasionally toots the Irish flute at the Runcible Spoon sesh.

Majdah Alshehri
PhD Student

Majdah is a Ph.D. student in the Human-Computer Interaction at the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at Indiana University. Her research is on online cultures and adoption of technologies. She has a BSc. of Computer Applications and an MSc. of Information Systems from Saudi Arabia. When she is not working, she goes kayaking.

EunJeong Cheon
PhD Student

EunJeong is interested in how values can and should be incorporated into the design of future technologies. Her current fieldwork involves people who have adopted “alternative” lifestyles and values (e.g., minimalists and tiny house enthusiasts). She received the B.A degree from the Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, and the M.S. degree in Information Science from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She likes to travel and make her own detox juice.

Lucas Kempe-Cook
PhD Student

Lucas is researching esports, specifically casters and commentators as well as toxicity within the esports community. He is interested in how people learn to participate in these communities and how they form their identity within them. Before joining the Computing, Culture, and Society track of the Informatics PhD, he was in the Learning Sciences. Before returning to graduate school, he was an elementary school teacher in Washington DC. You can find him playing various esports titles and casting games in his free time.

Stephen Tsung-Han Sher
PhD Student

Stephen is currently researching the practice of eSports commentary, following the formation of the eSports initiative here at Indiana University, and video game speedrunning. He received his Master of Science in Computer Science from USC in 2017, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Computer Science from USC in 2016. He is particularly interested in teaching and higher education instruction, Wushu (Chinese martial arts), cooking, and letter writing.

Rosemary Steup
PhD Student

Rosemary is a student in the Computing, Culture, and Society track of the Informatics PhD program. Her current research involves the design, marketing, and adoption of digital farming technologies. She has a B.S. in Computer Science and French from Trinity University. Her hobbies include running, Aikido, and raiding the SF/F section of libraries.

Jason Choi
Undergrad Alumnus (now at Stanford Department of Music)

Jason’s research interests are in music technology, media art, digital aesthetics, and digital cultures. He is majoring in Informations Systems at the Kelley School of Business and minoring in Music. He loves to make new things, collaborate with different people, and talk together over good food! He is a music lover, plays guitar, and loves to explore new places and cool venues.

Alumni

  • Marisa Logan, undergraduate in the IUB Kelley School of Business
  • Wen Chen, now PhD student in the Networks & agents Network group
  • Supun Nakandala, now PhD student in CS at UCSD
  • Urvashi Gupta (MS)
  • Anusha Radhakrishnan (MS)
  • Lulu Wang (MS)