PhD in Computer Science and Learning Sciences

PhD in Computer Science and Learning Sciences

PhD in computer science and learning sciences

The Joint PhD Program in Computer Science and Learning Sciences builds on enduring and growing connections between research on learning and computation. Rapid technological advances continue to create new and exciting ways to both understand and support learning in all settings and in all stages of life. This program is intended for students with an interest in both fields who would otherwise be forced to choose one area or the other.


Areas of Interest

The possible areas of study are broad and draw from the diverse expertise of affiliated faculty. However, all research must have clear relevance to both Computer Science and Learning Sciences. Example areas of interest include educational data mining; computational modeling as a means to understand complex scientific phenomena; adaptive technology for learning; equity issues in computing; intelligent tutoring systems; and interaction design to support learning.

  • Interaction Design
  • Computational modeling and simulations
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Programming language design
  • Machine Learning
  • Crowd Sourcing
  • Social Computing
  • Cognitive Modeling
  • Learning Analytics
  • Game Design
  • Educational Data Mining
  • Computer Science Education
  • Visualization
  • Learning at Scale
  • Tangible and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Robotics

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Learning Sciences Program School of Education and Social Policy

2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/491-7494

Email: ls-programs@mail.sesp.northwestern.edu