Phillip Cherner

Research Assistant
  • Director's Office

Phil Cherner is a Master's student in EECS and research assistant at the MIT Media Lab under Prof. Dava Newman, focusing on the intersection of Human Computer Interaction(HCI) and AI. Prior to coming back to MIT after initially receiving his S.B. in EECS, he was at Microsoft for 5 years as a developer and project manager, working on numerous enterprise level AI and VR projects for clients. His current work centers around creating a immersive virtual multi-user climate data visualization platform, translating global and local climate change impacts into relatable, actionable steps for community members and policymakers.  He is passionate about shaping the future of HCI through the design of inspiring and innovative digital and tangible human-centered experiences.