Research Lab (PIRL)

The Philanthropic Informatics Research Lab

I love working with students who want to try their hand at research
and make a difference in their community! Please read the information
for prospective students
to learn more.

Postdoctoral Researchers:
Dr. Ellie Harmon (2015–2016)
Dr. Matthias Korn (2014–2015)

Ph.D. Graduates:
Dr. Fuji Robledo, Ph.D. Information Science, CU (2018–2022)
Dr. Chris Bopp, Ph.D., Technology Media & Society, CU (2015–2020)
Dr. Yannan “Lukia” Li, Ph.D. Philanthropic Studies, IU (2014–2018)

Current Ph.D. Students:
Temi Olorunsogo, Ph.D. Information Science, CU (2022– )
Anas Buhayh, Ph.D. Information Science, CU (2022– )
Shiva Darian, Ph.D. Information Science, CU (2020–anticipated 2023)

Former Ph.D. Students:
Melanie Sidwell, Ph.D. Information Science, CU (2020–2022)
Mohammad Rashidujjaman Rifat, Ph.D. Information Science, CU (2016–2017)
Nitya Verma, Ph.D. Human-Computer Interaction, IU (2014–2015)
Amy Conrad Warner, Ph.D. Philanthropic Studies, IU (2014–2015)

M.S. Students:
Julia Dean, M.S., Information Science, CU (2022– )
Lily Kamas, M.S., Information Science, CU (2021–2022)
Aarjav Chauhan, M.S. Technology, Media & Society, CU (2019–2021)
Shiva Darian, M.S., Information Science, CU (2019–2020)
Melanie Sidwell, M.S. Media and Public Engagement, CU (2018–2019)
Fuji Robledo, M.S., Technology, Media & Society, CU (2017–2018)
Emily Porter, M.S., Technology, Media & Society, CU (2016–2017)
Deborah Strzeszkowski, M.S. Human-Computer Interaction, IU  (2015)
Katie Tanaka, M.S. Human-Computer Interaction, IU  (2014–2015)
Leslie Filko, M.S. Human-Computer Interaction, IU  (2014–2015)
Malvika Bansal, M.S. Human-Computer Interaction, IU (2013–2015)
Shivin Saxena, M.S. Human-Computer Interaction, IU (2013–2015)

B.S. Students:
Avery Harrell, Information Science, CU Boulder (2022- )
Sidney Lentz, Information Science, CU Boulder (2022- )
Marikit Yake, Information Science, CU Boulder (2022- )
Anushka Kathait, Computer Science, CU Boulder (2021– )
Mia Kilkenny, Information Science, CU Boulder (2021)
Willa Weller, B.S. Informatics, IU (2014–2015)
Riley Mineart, B.S. Media Arts & Sciences, IU (2014–2015)
Zheng Yao, B.S. Information Science, Cornell (2013–2014)

Our Collaborators:
Dr. Robin Burke, CU Boulder (2021- )
Dr. Nicholas Mattei, Tulane (2021- )
Dr. Lecia Barker, CU Boulder (2019- )
Dr. Lehn Benjamin, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, IU (2014– )
Dr. Elizabeth Gerber, Northwestern University (2016–2017)
Dr. Lynn Dombrowski, Dept. of Human–Centered Computing, IUPUI (2011–2014)
Dr. Gillian Hayes, Dept. of Informatics, UC Irvine (2011–2014)
Dr. Melissa Mazmanian, Dept. of Informatics, UC Irvine (2011–2014)
Ellie Harmon, Dept. of Informatics, UC Irvine (2010–2012)
Ban Al-Ani, Dept. of Informatics, UC Irvine (2010–2012)

Our Sponsors:

National Science Foundation CU Innovation & Entrepreneurship

CU Boulder, July 2020

CU Boulder, September 2016

Indiana University, IUPUI, May 2015