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Patrick C. Shih

Patrick C. Shih

Assistant Professor of Informatics

Contact Information
(812) 856-4022
Informatics East 360


  • 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 SOIC


Dr. Shih's research utilizes mixed methods approaches to tackle research problems in online and geographic communities. Currently, he focuses on leveraging awareness of individual and community activities embedded in sensor technologies, smart devices, social media, and online forums in the design and construction of novel persuasive interfaces and civic engagement platforms that facilitate sustainable motivational and behavioral changes. 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.

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