Past Member

Benjamin C. Hill

  • Alumnus, Civic Media

 MS 2007; PhD 2013
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Washington

While at the Media Lab, Benjamin worked in / with Civic Media, Computing Culture, Electronic Publishing, and Lifelong Kindergarten. After graduating with an interdepartmental PhD with Sloan, Benjamin accepted an assistant professor position at the University of Washington. He is mostly focused on research where he publishes in Communication, HCI and computer science. He also teaches classes.

How did your experience at the Lab influence your next step?

The lab and research group I co-run (the Community Data Science Collective) is working on research projects that have their roots in the work that I did at the lab. The Lab provided the opportunities for me to explore and design a research agenda and to build the skills necessary to carry it out.

The flexibility of the MAS program means that you might not get a lot of pressure to follow one path. Take control of your research experience and make sure it prepares you for the future you want to have!

 MS 2007; PhD 2013
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Washington

While at the Media Lab, Benjamin worked in / with Civic Media, Computing Culture, Electronic Publishing, and Lifelong Kindergarten. After graduating with an interdepartmental PhD with Sloan, Benjamin accepted an assistant professor position at the University of Washington. He is mostly focused on research where he publishes in Communication, HCI and computer science. He also teaches classes.

How did your experience at the Lab influence your next step?

The lab and research group I co-run (the Community Data Science Collective) is working on research projects that have their roots in the work that I did at the lab. The Lab provided the opportunities for me to explore and design a research agenda and to build the skills necessary to carry it out.

The flexibility of the MAS program means that you might not get a lot of pressure to follow one path. Take control of your research experience and make sure it prepares you for the future you want to have!