Norman Makoto Su
Lab Director

Norman is an associate professor of Computational Media in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz. He is the Vice Chair of the MS HCI program at the Silicon Valley Campus. 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.

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.

Paige White
NSF REU Student

Paige is a sophomore studying Microbiology and Criminal Justice. Drawing from her experience working with rural populations, she is currently doing research on farmer-developers and FarmOS. She is a member of Independent Council for Women and enjoys drawing, listening to music, and gardening.

Other Current Student Collaborators

PhD Alumni

  • Dr. Majdah Alshehri, Faculty in the College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University
  • Dr. EunJeong Cheon, Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University

See Norman’s homepage for full details on graduated PhDs.


Sister lab

The Health, Aging, and Technology Lab (THAT Lab), directed by Dr. Amanda Lazar