Davide Bolchini, Ph.D.

Davide Bolchini
  • Chair, Department of Human-Centered Computing
  • Associate Professor, Human-Centered Computing


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  • Ph.D. Communication Sciences, University of Lugano,  TI, Switzerland, 2003
  • M.S. and B.A. Communication Sciences, University of Lugano, TI, Switzerland, 2000


Davide Bolchini is an Associate Professor at Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing (IUPUI), where he also serves as Chair for the Department of Human-Centered Computing. Before joining Indiana University, Dr. Bolchini was Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University College London (UK) on a Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship for Advanced Researchers, after having held a Post-Doctoral research and teaching position at the University of Lugano (Switzerland), lecturing appointments at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and visiting research positions at North Carolina State University and at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Bolchini’s Human-Computer Interaction research specializes in modeling requirements for data-intensive interactive applications, user experience design methodologies, and interactive accessibility for the blind and visually-impaired. His research lab engages several HCI PhD students, MS students and undergraduate students and has been supported by over $1.5M of competitive funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, a Google Faculty Research Award, and industry collaborations, mostly as Principal Investigator. Dr. Bolchini has disseminated his research through more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in major international conferences and journals, and he actively serves as reviewer and program committee member on several international venues and funding agencies.

Research Interests

Dr. Bolchini’s human-computer interaction research interest spans the following areas: aural user interfaces to enable web accessibility for the blind; modelling requirements and user experience for data-intensive interactive applications; interaction between requirements and design; usability evaluation methods; healthcare user interfaces – especially for physicians; conceptual tools for interactive data analysis and data narratives.

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