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.

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.

Lucy Lippman
CEW&T REU-W Student

Lucy is a freshman math major researching socioeconomic conflict in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Facebook Community. She’s a fan of NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, embroidery, documentaries, and reading.

Young Hwan Na
Undergraduate Researcher

Young Hwan is majoring in Informatics with Human-Centered Computing at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University. His current research is the analysis of video prototyping. Whenever he is free, he enjoys videography and paddleboarding.

Kaitlyn Joyce Timm
NSF REU Student

Kaitlyn is a junior studying Social Work and Spanish. She is currently researching the role that data plays in the relationship between the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the deer hunting population. She is very active in community development and enjoys writing poetry, singing, and cooking.

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 Student Collaborators


  • Alexa Stein, now software engineer at Rapid7
  • Jason Choi (B.S. in Information Systems and minors in Music at IUB), now Masters student in Stanford Department of Music
  • 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 in HCI/d)
  • Anusha Radhakrishnan (MS in HCI/d)
  • Lulu Wang (MS in HCI/d)