Katie Siek

Katie Siek, Professor and Chair of Informatics

Katie Siek is a Professor and Chair of Informatics at Indiana University Bloomington. Her primary research interests are in human computer interaction, health informatics, and ubiquitous computing. More specifically, she is interested in how sociotechnical interventions affect personal health and well being. Her research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Science Foundation including a five-year NSF CAREER award. She has been awarded a CRA-W Borg Early Career Award and a Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance Distinguished Visiting Fellowship. Prior to returning to her alma mater, she was a professor for 7 years at the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned her PhD and MS at Indiana University Bloomington in computer science and her BS in computer science at Eckerd College. She was a National Physical Science Consortium Fellow at Indiana University and a Ford Apprentice Scholar at Eckerd College.

Graduate Students

John Torres

John Osorio Torres, Graduate Student

John is a first year Ph.D. student in Informatics, with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction Design (HCI/d). He earned two master’s in Industrial Design (MID) and Human-Computer Interaction (M.S. in HCI) at Iowa State University. His research interests are music technology and designing accessible technologies for people with neurodegenerative diseases.