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The Department of Information Science at Cornell hosts talks and events frequently throughout the academic year. Please check back often for updates.

The Department of Information Science at Cornell hosts talks and events frequently throughout the academic year. Please check back often for updates.

Follow these links for details on the Colloquium Series and Graduate Seminar Series. Our annual showcase of student projects, BOOM, happens every spring. 

We have an e-newsletter, Inside InfoSci, that will be published about eight times a year. If you would like to subscribe, please send an email to information-science-news-l-request@cornell.edu with the subject "join." More information on how to join an email list can be found here.

News and Events Portal

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The Info Sci professor will receive an honorary doctorate from Vrije Universiteit Brussel this month.

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Info Sci faculty and PhDs are designing technology to transform the everyday smartphone into a pocket-sized tool to track and monitor our health.

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Info Sci Post Doc Solace Shen talks with NBC News about ways robotics can help impart conflict-resolution skills among children.

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The Info Sci professor will receive an honorary doctorate from Vrije Universiteit Brussel this month.

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Info Sci faculty and PhDs are designing technology to transform the everyday smartphone into a pocket-sized tool to track and monitor our health.

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Info Sci Post Doc Solace Shen talks with NBC News about ways robotics can help impart conflict-resolution skills among children.

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Info Sci MPS student Val Mack shares the vision behind her 3D-printing start-up, Dimitri.

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Couldn't make MPS Visit Day? Catch up on what you missed.

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Have a look at Info Sci's research at the 26th annual World Wide Web conference in Perth.

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Watch Tanzeem Choudhury's TEDMED talk, "What if tracking mental health were as easy tracking steps?"

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Explaining the process of turning data into actionable evidence is complicated. That's both a problem and an opportunity, according to Info Sci PhD Samir Passi.

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Matt Law was recognized in the Comp/Information Science/Engineering category.

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Leshed's team plans to design an online tool to help Latin American coffee growers get fair prices for their crops.

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Jon Kleinberg and fellow researchers have developed an algorithm that could better inform decisions regarding criminal defendants awaiting trial.

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Cornell Tech Associate Professor Mor Naaman was one of six CIS faculty members who received Google Awards.

Colloquium Videos

Watch René Kizilcec's talk "Intervention Science: Making Online Learning Work for Everyone" from the March 8, 2017 Information Science Colloquium in Gates Hall G01.

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Watch Dr. Bradley Hayes' talk, "Learning to be a good teammate: Algorithms for Efficient Human-Robot Collaboration" from the Friday, March 3, 2017 Information Science Colloquium.

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The National Science Foundation has awarded a dissertation grant to support Info Sci PhD Maggie Jack and her forthcoming fieldwork in Cambodia.

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This CSCW Honorable Mention suggests that the longer the Airbnb profile text, the more trustworthy it is perceived to be.

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Thirteen papers, 2 Best Papers, 1 Honorable Mention – Here's what Cornell brought to CSCW 2017.

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Watch Ming Yin's talk "Peeking into the On-Demand Economy", presented during the Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Information Science Colloquium in Gates 114.

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Nature reports on ASAPbio’s efforts to build a central pre-print site for the life sciences, much like Paul Ginsparg’s pioneering arXiv server.

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The Info Sci assistant professor speaks to why our online privacy is essential, even if we feel we have nothing to hide.

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Info Sci's Phoebe Sengers recently penned this op-ed exploring populism among rural Canadians and rural Americans.

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In their Best Paper, Joachims and fellow Cornellians Adith Swaminathan and Tobias Schnabel look at implicit feedback, its advantages and disadvantages.

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Even you – the sensible, respectful online commenter – are capable of morphing into a troll. Read more on the Stanford-Cornell team whose work is rippling around the web.

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Watch video from Justin Cheng's talk, "Antisocial Computing: Explaining and Predicting Negative Behavior Online."

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Arvind Satyanarayan presents "Declarative Interaction Design for Data Visualization" on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in G01 Gates.

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Watch Anthony Chen's colloquium, Computational Design and Fabrication to Augment the Physical World.

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Parsing research in psychology and technology, Costa aims to make self-monitoring tools less of a drain on a user's attention.

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Watch Kyle Harms' talk, An Introduction to Understandable and Usable User Interfaces.

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Xiao Ma uses multidisciplinary methods to better understand self-disclosure, trust, identity and reputation.

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Sengers was one of several faculty members chosen as Cornell University's Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellows, a program that aims to increase the public impact of top underrepresented thinkers in the U.S.

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With help from Kleinberg and his fellow researchers, ProPublica critiques an algorithm used in the criminal courts to forecast future criminal behavior.

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In Harvard Business Review, Kleinberg and coauthors present an important and comprehensive "buyer's guide" for anyone who wishes to use data science to create social good.

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Many new “sharing economy” companies, like Uber and Airbnb, use consumer-sourced ratings to evaluate their workers – but these systems can be fraught with difficulties, including bias based on race or gender.

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OK, OK, here's a hint: it helps land you a job working as a software engineer, web designer or developer for leading tech companies around the U.S. and earning an annual salary of roughly $100,000.

Student Spotlights

Having completed her first semester in the MPS program, Anagha talks with us about hackathons, the adrenaline rush of creating sound code, and what she's learned at Cornell thus far.

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A leading privacy non-profit recognized two of Information Science's newest faculty members for their work at the intersection of privacy and policy.

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Info Sci MPS students presented their semester-end projects during a poster session/pitch held outside of G01 Gates on Monday, December 5, 2016.

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Once again, students in Rapid Prototyping (INFO 4320) made their semester-end trip to Ithaca's Sciencenter to demo their projects for area families. See what Info Sci innovators created.

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To be published in a forthcoming issue of CA, the group's piece challenges the prevailing view of ground truth labels.

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Pollack’s research has been primarily in the area of artificial intelligence.

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Last week proved a busy one for IS Assistant Professor Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, who gave two keynotes at events associated with the annual EMNLP Conference.

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Chenhao Tan shares results from a paper he coauthored with his Cornell colleagues in natural language processing.

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arXiv's algorithm was initially designed to help with categorization, but it evolved; it can now sniff out poor papers based on author's language use.

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Two of Info Sci's newest hires Karen Levy and Solon Barocas, working with two Data & Society colleagues, picked up Best Paper at Oxford's Internet, Policy & Politics Conference.

Colloquium Videos

Watch video from Jonah Berger's colloquium talk held on October 26, 2016.

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