SoCo Lab

Societal Computing Lab

Welcome to the SoCo Lab at Indiana University Bloomington! We are a group of researcher trying to make a difference in the world. We are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives we touch!


Our research focuses on applying theories, techniques, and research methods to address societal issues and create technologies that impact society.

  • Supporting underserved and vulnerable populations
    • People living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias
    • People living with HIV
    • People with Autism spectrum disorder
    • People with epilepsy
    • People with mental health and substance abuse issues
    • Fostering care for animal and environmental conservation efforts

Current Lab Members

Dr. Patrick C. Shih
Assistant Professor

Aehong Min
PhD Candidate

Cassie Kresnye
PhD Candidate

Fereshteh Shojaei
PhD Student
John Osorio Torres
John Osorio Torres
PhD Student

Cristina Bosco
PhD Student

Alec Theisz
PhD Student
Lisa Brey PhD Student

Master’s Students

  • Ujwala Shenoy (DS)
  • Vineeth Reddy Bheemreddy (Secure Computing)
  • Stephen Samraj Ebenezer (HCI/d)

Undergraduate Students

  • Jenny Lin (Organizational and Business Psychology)
  • Karen Zhang (INFO)