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Susan P. Wyche Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Media and Information


Susan Wyche is an Assistant Professor in the Department of  Media and Information at Michigan State University. She is also affiliated with MSU’s Global Center for Food Systems Innovation funded by USAID in their Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN). Her research focuses on information and communication technologies and development (ICTD). Wyche received her Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Tech, an MS from Cornell University and an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University.

Awards, Honors and Recognitions
Google Faculty Research Grant (2013)

Human Computer Interaction and Experience Design, Spring 2013. Information and Communication Technology For Development, Fall 2012

Key Research Interest
Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Information Communication Technology and Development, Design

Special Projects
Social Media Use in the Developing World

Project Title & Source
Google Faculty Research Grant (2013), “Motivations for Code-switching in Social Networking Sites:Focus on Urban Kenyan Youth

Selected Publications

  • Wyche, S.P., Forte, A. and Schoenebeck, S.Y. “Hustling Online: Understanding Consolidated Facebook Use in an Informal Settlement in Nairobi,” Proc. ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘13), Paris, France, Pgs. 2823-2832. (Acceptance Rate: 20%). (Awarded Best Paper Honorable Mention, Nomination Rate: 5%)
  • Wyche, S.P., and Chetty, M. “’I want to imagine how that place looks:’ Designing to Support Connectivity Between African Migrants and Home,” Proc. ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘13), Paris, France, Pgs. 2755-2764. (Acceptance Rate: 20%)
  • Wyche, S.P. and Murphy, L.L. “Powering the Cellphone Revolution: Findings from Mobile Phone Charging Trials in Off-Grid Kenya,” Proc. ACM SIGCHI Conf. on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘13), Paris, France, Pgs. 1959-1968. (Acceptance Rate: 20%)

Selected Grants

Google Faculty Research Award, Susan P. Wyche, PI, $40,000

Work 404 Wilson Road, Room 437 Communication Arts and Sciences Building Michigan State University East Lansing MI 48824
Work Phone: (517) 884-4536 Work Fax: (517) 355-1292 Website: http://www.susanwyche.com/
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