PhD Positions in Information Science at Drexel CCI

The Department of Information Science in Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) invites applications to our PhD program for Fall 2024. PhD students will have the opportunity to work with leading faculty on diverse topics related to human-centered computing (HCC), artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and library and information science (LIS).

Several CCI faculty members are recruiting PhD students for Fall 2024 in the following areas:

  • Ontology, semantics/ontology-related research, controlled vocabularies
  • Knowledge graphs
  • Natural language processing (NLP)
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)
  • Large language models (LLM)
  • Metadata/FAIR data, data management
  • Biomedical informatics
  • AI applications in biomedical sciences
  • Recommender systems
  • Information retrieval
  • Algorithmic fairness and social impact
  • Human-centered AI
  • Human-computer interaction & health
  • Human-computer interaction & online safety
  • Computer supported cooperative work

We encourage prospective students to contact individual faculty for additional information about the available positions.

Learn More and Apply by March 15, 2024

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis from December 15, 2023, through March 15, 2024. To ensure full consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit materials by the priority deadline of December 15.

Learn more about the PhD IS Program and the application process can be found on our website.

For any questions about the application process and/or general program inquiries, contact Michaela Lee (, PhD Recruitment Specialist.

About Information Science Department, CCI, and Drexel University

The Information Science Department at Drexel is an ideal environment to pursue an interdisciplinary PhD that examines the intersection of information, technology and people. Information Science faculty bring diverse training to their research, with PhDs in a range of disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, library and information science, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and others.

The College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) is uniquely positioned as an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial research and education leader for the 21st century. CCI’s two departments, Information Science and Computer Science, complement each other to offer trailblazing research and education. In recent years, CCI has experienced substantial enrollment growth, recruited new faculty, and introduced new programs in Data Science, Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and Business Information Technology (in partnership with the LeBow College of Business). CCI occupies two-and-one-half floors in a brand-new building, constructed in 2019, offering state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, meeting areas, collaboration spaces, and a maker space.

Drexel University is also home to interdisciplinary research centers and institutes where students find additional opportunities for mentorship and scholarly engagement. Drexel is located in central Philadelphia, a vibrant urban center that is home to many other universities and cultural institutions.

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