Hamid R Ekbia

Hamid R Ekbia

Professor of Informatics, Cognitive Science, and International Studies

Director, Center for Research on Mediated Interaction

Contact Information

(812) 855-3251
Informatics West 229
Personal Website


  • Ph.D. in Computer/Cognitive Science at Indiana University, 2003
  • M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering/Applied Plasma Physics at UCLA, 1979
  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at Abadan Institute of Technology, 1977

Courses Taught at SICE

  • I542 Foundations of HCI


I was born in Mashhad, the capital city of Khorasan - an ancient province of Iran and the birthplace of great poets Ferdowsi (935-1020 AD), Omar Khayyam (1048-1131 AD), and Akhavan Sales (1928-1990 AD). I studied engineering at Abadan Institute of Technology and UCLA, and, later, Computer Science and Cognitive Science in Indiana University, where I became a fargonaut at the Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition(CRCC). After teaching at IU's School of Informatics and the University of Redlands for a few years, I am back in beautiful Bloomington with SICE.

Research Areas