Catching up with S. Shyam Sundar

Sara Brennen
November 17, 2009

How did you first become interested in your specialty?

My background in engineering, journalism, psychology, communication all come together in my area of interest—user aspects of media interfaces.

What is the most exciting or fascinating part of your job?

The most exciting part of my job is that I teach and do research on new media, which, as the name implies, continue to be new all the time!

When you're not working, how do you spend your free time?

My web page ( features a video that shows my leisure activity as a jazz DJ.


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Title: Distinguished Professor and Co-Director, Media Effects Research Laboratory

Last Updated November 17, 2009