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Northwestern School of Communication

Darren Gergle

Professor, John G. Searle Professor
Darren Gergle

Darren Gergle’s teaching and research interests are broadly defined by the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). In particular, he is interested in furthering our theoretical understanding of the impact technological mediation has on communication, and applying this to the design, development, and evaluation of novel collaboration technologies.


  • PhD, Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MS, Human-Computer Interaction, University of Michigan
  • BA, Cognitive Psychology, University of Michigan
  • BFA, Printmaking and Sculpture, University of Michigan

Recent Awards and Honors

  • 2007 Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship Finalist
  • 2003-2006 IBM PhD Fellowship


  • CS 525: Applied Research Methods for Media and Technology
  • CS 395: Understanding Technology and Human Interaction
  • EECS 395: Understanding Technology and Human Interaction
  • CS 399: Community Building Software