Societal Computing Lab


Welcome to the SoCo Lab at Indiana University Bloomington! We are a group of researcher trying to make a difference in the world. We are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives we touch!


Our research focuses on applying theories, techniques, and research methods to address societal issues and create technologies that impact society.

  • Social support for stigmatized population
    • HIV-positive
    • Grief support
    • Substance abuse
    • PTSD
  • Fostering care for animal and environmental conservation efforts
    • Animal-assisted therapy
    • Automated inference of animal behaviors in captive environments
    • Using social media to support citizen science for understanding bird migratory patterns
    • Understanding how smart pet toys could influence owner and pet interactions
    • Understanding how technology could facilitate adoption at animal shelter
  • Understanding societal values
    • Collective action in cross-strait relations
    • Gender biases in video games
    • Use of institutional and learning analytics in higher education


Alumni and Past Collaborators