Graduate Study

You can apply to the Computer Science PhD program, specify Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) as your track, and flag Eric Paulos in your application. Details on how to apply are available here.

Undergraduate Students

If you are an undergraduate student at Berkeley, there are 3 ways that you can become involved:

1. Join a research project

We are looking for skilled and passionate undergraduates to join us on a variety of research projects. Projects that are currently open for undergraduate involvement are posted here. Required skills, time commitment, and contact information are included for each project.

2. Join our reading group

We host a reading group for undergraduates interested in learning more about HCI. We have weekly meetings and our own Slack workspace. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or a curious newcomer, we strive to create a welcoming environment for all to This is a great way to get to know other undergraduates, become familiar with important and exciting work in the world of HCI, and figure out how you want to be involved in HCI at Berkeley! E-mail Katherine (kwsong@) and Sarah (ssterman@) for details on how to join.

3. Ask for a graduate student mentor for your own project

If you already have extensive (>1 semester of heavy involvement) research experience and have an idea of what you'd like to work on and are looking for graduate student mentorship, we encourage you to reach out to one of the HEL graduate students whose work matches your interests with your proposal. Please note that independent research as an undergraduate can be a time-consuming, challenging feat, so we suggest that you explore the above two options first.