Operating since 2002, the Cornell Ph.D. in Information Science has accumulated an impressive record of achievement to date, with students winning prestigious external fellowships, publishing widely in leading conferences and journals in the field, and going on to leading positions in academia and industry in the U.S. and around the world.

Areas in which we are looking for students include (but are not limited to) HCI/interface design, applied machine learning, social media, CSCW, digital humanities, algorithmic mechanism design, ubiquitous computing and mobile computing, social and information networks, critical and interpretive analysis of information systems, behavioral science approaches to information systems, organizational and institutional analysis, big data applications and analysis, markets, technology policy, and information science approaches to societal challenges.

Cornell Information Science is characterized by engagement with many of Cornell’s outstanding programs in computing, engineering, humanities, and the social sciences, a vibrant and challenging interdisciplinary culture, and a deep commitment to learning and collaboration across the academic fields and perspectives that make up information science today. Information Science is proudly committed to being a home to a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff. Read more about our belief that multiple perspectives enhance creativity

Our department continues to grow each year, on both Cornell's Ithaca and New York City campuses:

In 2021, Cornell Info Sci welcomed four new faculty members: Gili Vidan joins Info Sci's Ithaca-based faculty as an assistant professor, studying digital information technologies, changing notions of public trust and democratic governance, and narratives of crisis and future-making in the U.S.; Allison Koenecke, Ian Lundberg, and Angelique Taylor will join our faculty as assistant professors in 2022. Koenecke and Lundberg will be based in Ithaca, while Taylor joins Information Science at Cornell Tech in New York City. Please visit the Cornell Tech website for information on the PhD experience at the Tech Campus.

Serious candidates may contact the Interim Director of Graduate Studies, Sue Fussell, and/or relevant faculty members with questions about research interests. For information about deadlines and application requirements, please see our How to Apply page.