Patrick C Shih

Patrick C Shih

Assistant Professor of Informatics

Contact Information

(812) 856-4022
Informatics East 259


  • Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science at University of California, Irvine, 2011
  • M.S. in Information Networking at Carnegie Mellon University, 2005
  • B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles, 2003

Courses Taught at SICE


Dr. Shih is an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. He directs the Societal Computing Lab (SoCo Lab). He is also an affiliated faculty of the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB), the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI), the Institute of Digital Arts and Humanities (IDAH), the Center for Computer-Mediated Communication (CCMC), the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT), and the Institute for Software Research (ISR) at the University of California, Irvine. 

Dr. Shih's research focuses on the study of sociotechnical systems and mechanisms to enhance physical and mental wellbeing and to facilitate civic engagement and environmental stewardship. He utilizes mixed methods approaches to tackle research problems in online and geographic communities. Specifically, his current research focuses on leveraging the awareness of individual and community activities embedded in sensor technologies, smart devices, social media, and online forums in the design, prototyping, and deployment of novel personal health informatics interfaces and civic engagement platforms.​

Prior to joining IUB, he was a Research Associate and Lecturer in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University from 2012 to 2015. He received his Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from UC Irvine, where he was a Chancellor's Fellow, his M.S. in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University, and his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA. He has also worked at Microsoft Research and IBM Research.

Research Areas