Contact Us

The Interactive, Sensing, and Computing Lab is part of the Computer Science and Engineering division of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at the University of Michigan. To contact the lab, please email Alanson Sample directly.


Bob and Betty Beyster Building
2260 Hayward St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Lab Space:

BBB 3912

Getting Involved

Ph.D. Students

Prospective Ph.D. students interested in joining the lab should apply directly to the University of Michigan CSE and/or ECE Ph.D. programs and mention Prof. Alanson Sample by name in your application. The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Michigan (which consists of CSE and ECE) is committed to supporting all new Ph.D. students with five years of funding through combinations of grants, university fellowships, and teaching assistantships.

Masters Students

We certainly welcome Master's students but prioritize funding for Ph.D. students. From time to time, Master's students may be offered a GSRA appointment depending on project needs and available funding. However, we typically first ask Masters students to first work on a small project in the lab for course credit to establish fit and confirm the student's interest in the topic area. Master's students intersted in working in the ISC-Lab should Apply Here.


Undergraduate research is an important part of our mission and we have a very active group of students working in the lab. Our undergraduate research program begins at the start of the Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer semesters. Students can Apply Here and must submit an application at least two weeks before the beginning of the semester.

Additionally, undergraduate summer research programs for University of Michigan students and students from other universities are available through the SURE and SROP programs, and include stipends and other benefits. If you are applying to these programs please mention them in your ISC-Lab application.

Why join the Interactive, Sensing and Computing Lab?

The fields of Engineering and Computer Science have had a profound and transformative effect on humanity. Having grown up during the era of NASA’s Space Shuttle program and inspired by the Apollo missions I found the words of Neil Armstrong (as presented by Jorge Cham) to be particularly inspiring and relevant over the years. In the Interactive, Sensing and Computing lab we strive to create transformative and scalable technology that makes a positive impact on people’s lives.