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Inside InfoSci: our Department Newsletter

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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Zhang is one of two Cornell CIS PhDs who were named fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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"Designing Against Discrimination in Online Markets" centers in on 10 categories of design and policy decisions that perpetuate, exacerbate or alleviate discrimination among users of popular online platforms.

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The fellowship will support the Info Sci PhD candidate's research studying the roles that regulations play in processes of technological innovation.

4:00PM Colloquia
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The Information Science Colloquium speaker for Wednesday, January 24 will be Sarah Fox, a PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engine

4:00PM Colloquia
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The Information Science Colloquium speaker for Wednesday, January 31, 2018, will be Soroush Vosoughi, a postdoctoral associate at MIT and a fell

Conference Spotlight

Inspired by Cornell’s commitment to engage young women in math, science, and engineering, Information Science and Computer Science PhD students Brian McInnis, Elizabeth Murnane and Jon Park, and e-

Student Spotlights

Information Science PhD Stephanie Santoso is interning with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OS

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Read more about BOOM 2014 and find out which projects won awards.

Colloquium Videos

Lana Yarosh's Colloquium talk was on, "Designing to Support Strong-Tie Relationships." Please see the video here.

Research Spotlight

Scale, an interactive art installation project by Professor Steve Jackson and PhD Leo Kang, is featured as t

Colloquium Videos

Peter Asaro's Colloquium talk was on "Regulating Robots: Law & Ethics for an Emerging Technology." See the video here.

Faculty Awards

Congrats to Information Science Professor Steve Jackson and PhD Leo Kang who received Honorable Mention for a Best Paper Award for CHI 2014

Colloquium Videos

Jason Chuang's Colloquium talk was on, "Designing Visual Analysis Methods." Please see the video here.

Colloquium Videos

Gabe Cohn's Colooquium talk was on, "Building Embedded Sensor Systems to Bring Ubicomp to Life." Please see the video here.

Research Spotlight

Check out this profile of Professor Susan Fussell in the February 2014 issue of Monitor on Psychology. She discusses her research, the translation software she developed and why she became interested in communication.

Conference Spotlight

Find out more about our participation in CSCW this year.

Colloquium Videos

Megan Finn's Colloquium talk was on, "Restoring Public Information Infrastructure and Post-Disaster Information Practices." Please see the video below.

Research Spotlight

Information Science PhD Ishtiaque Ahmed has been working on a project in his home country, Bangladesh, addressing a widespread problem there and elsewhere, of sexual harassment of women in public p

Faculty Awards

Professors Jon Kleinberg and David Williamson were recognized as 2013 ACM Fellows, an honor bestowed on members for their contributions to computing across domains and disciplines.

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Information Science Professor Steven Jackson served as lead author on the newly released report, Knowledge Infrastructures, which was sponsored by The National Science Foundation and The Sloan Foundation.

Faculty Awards

The informs Lanchester Prize for 2013 is awarded to David Williamson and David Shmoys for their book, The Design of Approximation Algorithms.

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Four new faculty members will be joining the Information Science Department at Cornell this fall, reflecting the breadth and impact of our growing field:

Student Spotlights

Siddharth Bajaj is an MPS student in Information Science whose interests are in mobile health technology and usability.

Research Spotlight

In an interview with the journal, Nature, our Information Science post doc Mark Matthews talks about his work on the smartphone app MoodRhythm, his path to becoming an information scientist and plans for the future.

Research Spotlight

Professor Jon Kleinberg's research on social networks, in collaboration with Lars Backstrom at Facebook, was featured in an

Colloquium Videos

Robert Kleinberg's Colloquium talk was on, "Multi-Armed Bandits and the Web." Please see the video below.

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The newest program to launch at Cornell's Tech Campus is the Masters in Info

Research Spotlight
Professor of Information Science Tanzeem Choudhury

Information Science faculty member, Tanzeem Choudhury was interviewed for an artic

Research Spotlight

Information Science professor Phoebe Sengers gave a keynote talk at

People

This summer, contributions and donations from the faculty and staff in Computing and Information Science (CIS) allowed us to donate 50 brand new backpacks filled with school supplies to students at

Faculty Awards

Professor Lillian Lee has been named a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), a lifetime honor

Faculty Awards

Congratulations to Professor Jon Kleinberg who was recognized this week for his work on data mining, by the Association for Computing Machinery's Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Forum (ACM SIGKDD).

Research Spotlight

Information Science and Physics Professor Paul Ginsparg will be honored at the White House on June 20, 2013 as a Champion of Change for his work on arXiv, also known

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A team of researchers led by Information Science faculty member Tanzeem Choudhury developed an app for iOS and

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Information Science Professor Tanzeem Choudhury's research on a smartphone app that senses stress from a user's voice was featured in The Economist.

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Congratulations to Information Science Senior Vera Khovanskaya who received the Computing Research Association Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award!

Faculty Awards

The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of new members last week, in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Congratulations to Eva Tardos of Computing and Information Science for her election!

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Haym Hirsh, current chair of Rutgers University's computer science department, has been appointed the new dean of Computing and Information Science.

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Our Information Science department will be well represented at CHI this year in Paris, with faculty, post docs and grad students presenting papers, talks and workshops.

Research Spotlight

Congratulations to Nick Chen and Professor Francois Guimbretiere! Their paper was included in Computing Reviews Best of 2012 collection.

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Michael Kaplan, an Information Science student, built a prototype called Public Spheres that allows participants to engage in online deliberation and discussion.

Research Spotlight

Information Science Professor Tanzeem Choudhury was featured on NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists series.

Research Spotlight

Information Science Professor Jeff Hancock's Facebook study on self-esteem was featured in several media outlets including the LA Times.

Student Spotlights

Mengxi Chi is an MPS student in Information Science whose interests are in Human-Computer Interaction Design and Web Development.

Student Spotlights

Victoria Schwanda Sosik is a PhD candidate in Information Science whose research focus is

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Please see the information below for Pre-enrollment information for Information Science students.

Research Spotlight

InfoSci major Ian Perry interviews Professor Tarleton Gillespie for his blog.

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Cornell will offer its first MOOC, massive open online course, Six Pretty Good Books, taught by four professors representing several social science fields, including Information Science professors Michael Macy and Jeff Hancock.

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Leo Kang's interactive exhibit "I Want To" is on display at Cornell's Olive Tjaden Hall this week.

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