The faculty contributing to the Communication and Information Sciences PhD Program reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the program. CIS Graduate Faculty are appointed tenure track faculty from the four partner programs, and may serve as advisors to CIS PhD students, dissertation committee chairpersons, and inside dissertation committee members. CIS Cooperating Graduate Faculty and CIS Affiliate Graduate Faculty may also serve as inside dissertation committee members for CIS PhD dissertations.

For the full list of possible dissertation committee members, please see the Office of Graduate Education web page, and choose Communication and Information Sciences Doctoral program. More info on forming the dissertation committee is to be found here.

CIS Program Chair

Jenifer Sunrise Winter

CIS Program Chair

Interests: My research addresses data governance, policy, and ethics related to big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT). I am PI of an NSF-funded grant addressing one the grand challenges of this big data era − how we can harness health data resources for societal good amidst many competing claims on the value to be derived from these data and the substantial risks for individual privacy and security. I also explore the governance of AI and personal health information (PHI), assessing the increasing challenges to governing the PHI essential for advancing AI/machine learning innovations in healthcare. I have participated in several U.S. National Science Foundation events related to privacy and cybersecurity (via the Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology) and the future of broadband.

Website: Jenifer Winter


Photo Professor Department Fields Contact Information
Asato Noriko Noriko Asato LIS Print Cultures, Librarianship, Censorship
Auman Ann Ann Auman COM
Cross-Cultural/Global Media Ethics, News Literacy, Mobile Journalism
Biagioni Edo Edo Biagioni ICS Networking, Systems and Languages, Networking Security
Binsted Kim Kim Binsted ICS Human Communication, Information Management,
Intelligent Interfaces
Portrait of Wayne Buente University of Hawaii, Communication/Journalism department Wayne Buente COM Social Media, Information Inequality, Democracy
Bui Tung Tung Bui ITM Computer-supported Group Decision
Portrait of Patricia Buskirk, University of Hawaii, Communication/Journalism department Patricia Amaral Buskirk COM Emergent Media, Indigenous Storytelling,
Creative Communication
Casanova Henri Henri Casanova ICS Parallel and Distributed Computing, Grid Computing
Chen Hong Mei Hong-Mei Chen ITM Service Engineering and Business-IT Alignment
Chin David N. David N. Chin ICS Artificial Intelligence, User Interface,
Geographic Information Systems
Crosby Martha Martha Crosby ICS Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors,
Cognitive Science
Davidson Elizabeth J. Elizabeth J. Davidson ITM Health Informatics, Information Technology Management,
Organizational Theory
Gazan Rich Rich Gazan ICS/LIS User Modeling, Natural Language Processing,
AI for Computer Games
Orbach Julien Julien Gorbach COM History of American Media, Middle East,
Literary Journalism
Irvin Vanessa Vanessa Irvin LIS Public Libraries, Reference Services, Youth Services
Johnson Philip Philip Johnson ICS Climate Change, Software Engineering, Serious Games
Kazman Rick Rick Kazman ITM Software Architecture, Human-Computer Interaction
Kim Ji Young Ji Young Kim COM Strategic Communication Management, Public Relations,
Agenda-Building Theory
Kramer Hanae Hanae Kramer COM Intercultural and Global Communication, Literature,
Media Campaigns
Leigh Jason Jason Leigh ICS Big Data Visualization, Virtual Reality,
High Performance Networking
Li Depeng Depeng Li ICS Security and Privacy, Internet of Things, Applied Crytography
Lim Lipyeow Lipyeow Lim ICS Big Data Management, Database Query Optimization
Minas Randy Randy Minas ITM Cognitive Biases, Collaboration, Decision-making
Moore Colin Colin Moore COM American Political Development, Health Policy
Neo Rachel Rachel Neo COM Political Communication, Social Media, Persuasion
Ogawa Michael-Brian Michael-Brian Ogawa ICS Information, Computer Education,
Cyber and Physical Security
Brett Oppegaard Brett Oppegaard COM Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Media, Locative Media
Pavlovic Dusko Dusko Pavlovic ICS Cyber Security, Information Assurance,
Quantum Information Theory
Poisson Guylaine Guylaine Poisson ICS Bioinformatics, Computational Biology
Port Daniel Daniel Port ITM Information Technology Engineering
Robertson Scott Scott Robertson ICS Human-Computer Interaction,
Social Media and Civic Engagement,
Digital Government
Sadowski Peter Peter Sadowski ICS Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
Seidel Peter Michael Peter-Michael Seidel ICS Formal Methods, Computer Arithmetic,
Digital Hardware Design
Sitchinava Nodari Nodari Sitchinava ICS Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Stelovsky Jan Jan Stelovsky ICS Multimedia, Human-Computer Interaction,
Software Architectures
Still Susanne Susanne Still ICS Machine Learning, Interactive Learning,
Predictive Models of Time Series Data
Sutherland Tonia Tonia Sutherland ICS Information and Communication Technologies,
Digital Cultures
Suthers Daniel Daniel Suthers ICS Technology Enhanced Learning,
Human-Computer Interaction,
Social Informatics
Wertheimer Andrew Andrew Wertheimer LIS Information Science, History of Libraries & Archives,
Collection Management
Winter Jenifer Sunrise Jenifer Sunrise Winter COM Big Data Governance (Privacy, Security),
Artificial Intelligence Ethics,
Information Policy
Xiao Bo Bo Xiao ITM Human-Computer Interaction,
Dark Side of Digitization,
Health Information Systems