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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.

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These student-designed projects are far more than strictly in-house assignments turned in for a grade and largely forgotten.

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Catch up on our biggest celebration of the year – Info Sci Commencement – with this huge gallery of photos. 

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Innovation was everywhere you looked in the Gates Hall third-floor lounge.

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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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Research from CS PhD student Manish Raghavan, CIS faculty member Jon Kleinberg, and Harvard economist (and Cornell alum) Sendhil Mullainathan informs debate.

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Nicholas Knouf's "How Noise Matters to Finance" shows how noise – sonic, informatic or otherwise – affects the ways in which financial markets function.

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Guy Hoffman shares his insight with the Christian Science Monitor on how robots have the capability to evoke human emotions, but actually connecting with humans is a much larger challenge.

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Info Sci's François Guimbretière is among the project leads for the Cornell Race & Empathy Project, currently up in Albert R. Mann Library through October 14.

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No doubt a reflection on the impact arXiv has had, several notable publications have offered thoughts on the preeminent pre-print server hitting the quarter century mark.

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Info Sci PhDs and faculty were among authors of an award-winning paper at MobileHCI 2016.

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Tarleton Gillespie is asked to weigh in on Facebook's widely criticized censorship of an infamous Vietnam War photo.

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Once again, scholars representing Cornell Information Science – from both the Ithaca and New York Tech campuses – have a stack of accepted papers at this year's UbiComp.

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Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Lee used language models to identify bias in sports reporting.

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Our growing department added three more innovators, each a leader in their respective fields of study. Here's who will be joining our faculty this fall:

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This week, Cornell University researchers will be in Barcelona for this year's 4S/EASST Conference, a joint conference aimed at alternative ways of exploring science and technology.

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Kleinberg among authors of 2005 KDD paper that shaped our understanding of the evolution and growth of real-world networks.

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The Info Sci Graduate Student Association (ISGSA) has named its student representatives for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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The Robots in Groups (RIG) Lab was the featured presenter at the Ithaca Sciencenter Showtime!, giving an overview of current child-robot interaction research.

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Info Sci professors Thorsten Joachims and Geri Gay were among the authors of a 2005 paper that recently received ACM SIGIR's (Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval) Test of Time Award.

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In this webinar, Info Sci Student Services Representative Ani Mercincavage guides incoming MPS students on how to enroll in Fall semester classes.

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A team of Information Science professors was a recent recipient of seed funding to support its research initiative on online communication.

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Information Science Professor and MPS Director Gilly Leshed hosts this webinar covering MPS course requirements, the program’s project-based component, and the Digital Technology Immersion sequence.

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Thanks to recent venture funding, two Info Sci faculty members will explore more sustainable methods in the hydropower and coffee industries.

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Congratulations to Info Sci PhDs Samir Passi, Alex Adams and Vera Khovanskaya, who were each recently recognized for outstanding teaching and service during the 2015-2016 academic year.

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With news of a major science-research publisher buying up a popular pre-print repository earlier this month, Info Sci’s Paul Ginsparg weighs in.

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On May 14, spring-semester students made their annual, year-end trip to Ithaca, bringing with them a dozen various prototypes. Have a look at what our amazing students created.

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Sarah Sinclair, a soon-to-be graduate of the Information Science, Systems and Technology (ISST) program through the College of Engineering, is the first student affiliated with Cornell Information Science to be named a Merrill Presidential Scholar.

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Of course Cornell University represented at CHI 2016. Here's what our innovators brought to San Jose, Calif.

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Cornell Information Science held its Class of 2016 Senior Send-Off Dinner on Friday, May 13, 2016. Among students recognized:

Student Spotlights

Kaitlyn Son ('19) shares more about her initiative that uses 3D printing to create prosthetics.

Alumni News

A 2014 graduate of the Master of Professional Studies program in Information Science, Siddharth Bajaj now works with Doran Jones as a consulting software engineer.

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Classes team up for one fantastic, year-end demo in Gates Hall.

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The professor in Cornell's Information Science and Communication departments was one of three Cornell community members recognized for excellence in teaching, advising and mentoring.

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Add another award to Jon Kleinberg's long list of accomplishments.

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Sue Fussell, an Info Sci and Communications professor, is recognized as a leading voice in the field of human-computer interaction.

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With creativity and technical know-how, Info Sci senior Colin Budd brought the weather into the Gates Hall atrium.

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This video was taken during the morning session of Info Sci's MPS Visit Day, a one-day event for accepted students to the Master of Professional Studies program.

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The BBC talks with Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil in a piece on online abuse.

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Four Info Science PhD students recently received Honorable Mentions in the National Science Foundation's 2016

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We at Cornell Computing and Information Science are proud to share the news that Info Sci PhD Tauhidur "Rifat" Rahman and Computer Science PhD Rad Niazadeh were two of 39 recently named 2016 Google Fellows.

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See video of Lillian Lee's talk, "Linguistics, Statistics, and Artificial Intelligence in the Big Data Era."

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Registration is now open for the 2016 Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration to be held April 14-15 on the Cornell campus.

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Talking Machines features Info Sci professor's keynote talk from WiML 2015.

Colloquium Videos

Watch Lydia Chilton's talk, "Adaptive Crowd Algorithms for Open-Ended Problems".

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