Prospective Students

I am currently recruiting PhD students interested in working on Public Interest Technology projects. My research group is a mix of empirical social scientists as well systems designers and engineers. We develop systems as well as study their impact and use. Empirically we almost always use a combination of qualitative and quantaitive methods. If you are interested, please feel free to reach out to me directly at nmweber[at]

Please Note: If you are interested in doing data science research I am likely not a good advisor for you. However, I regularly co-advise and sit on committees for students that work in the DataLab. I would be happy to co-advise you in one of these roles.

More about the PhD program at the UW iSchool:

The Ph.D. program is a theoretical, research-based doctorate that focuses on creating and advancing new knowledge that will make a significant, positive difference. The UW iSchool’s research focuses on understanding human involvement with information and its social and technological ramifications.

All applicants who are admitted to the program receive guaranteed funding for at least four years. Funding sources may include a mix of fellowships, teaching or research stipends, and scholarships. Funding typically covers university fees and pays stipends for hourly work according to the rates negotiated by the Union of Academic Student Employees.

How to Apply: More information on admissions and requirements:

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