Norman Su

Norman Su

Associate Professor, School of Informatics and Computing

Undergraduate Director, School of Informatics and Computing


  • Ph.D. in Information & Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine, 2009
  • M.S. in Information & Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine, 2005
  • B.A. in Computer Science & Minor in Music, University of California, Berkeley, 2001

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Informatics, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University Bloomington. 2014 -
  • Fellow, Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, Indiana University Bloomington. 2015 -
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Software Research, University of California, Irvine. 2014 -
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, PhD Director, School of Information & Library Studies, University College Dublin. 2010 2013


  • DIS 2014 Best Paper Nominee (Honorable Mention)
  • CSCW 2010 Best Paper Nominee (Honorable Mention)
  • Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Quarter Fellowship, UC Irvine
  • Center for Organizational Research (COR) Graduate Student Fellowship, UC Irvine
  • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Fellowship Award
  • UC Irvine Chancellor’s Club Fund for Excellence Dissertation Fellowship
  • Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship
  • University of California, Irvine Dean’s Fellowship
  • University of California, Irvine CalIT2 Fellowship

Representative publications

Designing for nomadic work (2008)
Norman Makoto Su and Gloria Mark
ACM. 305-314

Communication chains and multitasking (2008)
Norman Makoto Su and Gloria Mark
ACM. 83-92

Making infrastructure visible for nomadic work (2010)
Gloria Mark and Norman Makoto Su
Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 6 (3), 312-323

Temporal task footprinting: identifying routine tasks by their temporal patterns (2010)
Oliver Brdiczka, Norman Makoto Su and James Bo Begole
ACM. 281-284

Doing business with theory: communities of practice in knowledge management (2012)
Norman Makoto Su, Hiroko N Wilensky and David F Redmiles
Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 21 (3-Feb), 111-162

Politics as Usual in the Blogosphere (2005)
Norman Makoto Su, Yang Wang and Gloria Mark
Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Social Intelligence Design, 15

Rajicon: remote PC GUI operations via constricted mobile interfaces (2002)
Norman Makoto Su, Yutaka Sakane, Masahiko Tsukamoto and Shojiro Nishio
ACM. 251-262

Gendered Conversation in a Social Game-Streaming Platform (2017)
Supun Nakandala, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Norman Makoto Su and Yong-Yeol Ahn

Augmenting film and video footage with sensor data (2004)
Norman Makoto Su, Heemin Park, Eric Bostrom, Jeff Burke, Mani B Srivastava and Deborah Estrin
IEEE. 12-Mar

Virtual spectating: hearing beyond the video arcade (2011)
Norman Makoto Su and Patrick C Shih
British Computer Society. 269-278

A Bosom Buddy Afar Brings a Distant Land Near: Are Bloggers a Global Community? (2005)
Norman Su, Yang Wang, Gloria Mark, Tosin Aiyelokun and Tadashi Nakano
Communities and Technologies 2005, 171-190

Expanding the design horizon for self-driving vehicles: Distributing benefits and burdens (2016)
Pascale-L Blyth, Milos N Mladenovic, Bonnie A Nardi, Hamid R Ekbia and Norman M Su
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 35 (3), 44-49

Driving the self-driving vehicle: Expanding the technological design Horizon (2015)
Pascale-L Blyth, Milos N Mladenovic, Bonnie A Nardi, Norman M Su and Hamid R Ekbia
IEEE. 6-Jan

Street fighter IV: braggadocio off and on-line (2010)
Norman Makoto Su
ACM. 361-370

Using temporal patterns (t-patterns) to derive stress factors of routine tasks (2009)
Oliver Brdiczka, Norman Makoto Su and Bo Begole
ACM. 4081-4086

Dissertation Committee Service

Author Dissertation Title Committee
Tiede, H. Causation, Causal Perception, And Conservation Laws (November 1999) Moss, L. (Chair), Friedman, M., Bingham, G., Koertge, N., Suppe, F.,