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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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News

A research team including Info Sci Professor Helen Nissenbaum recently launched an initiative to make automated systems more accountable, ensuring they respect people's privacy and make decisions fairly.

Student Spotlights

“All the skills from these programs will prove fruitful in getting these jobs I’m interested in,” he said. “Whether it’s product design, consulting or front-end development, I have the skill set to do it. Now, it’s a matter of where do I want to focus.”

Student Spotlights

For Terry Vallery, the MPS program provides the opportunity to solidify his HCI work through hands-on projects.

7:00PM Tech/Law Colloquium
Oct 2017 24

The Tech/Law Colloquium speaker for Tuesday, October 24, will be James Grimmelmann, a professor of law at Cornell Tech and Cornell Law Sch

4:00PM Colloquia
Oct 2017 25

The Information Science Colloquium speaker for Wednesday, October 25, will be James Grimmelmann, a professor of law a

7:00PM Tech/Law Colloquium
Oct 2017 31

The Tech/Law Colloquium speaker for Tuesday, October 31, will be Fred Schneider, Samuel B.

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.

News

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.

News

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.

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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!

News

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

News

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.

News

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

News

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.

News

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.

Ph.D.

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

News

Students arrived for their first day of classes Monday, January 21, 2013, at the temporary headquarters of Cornell NYC Tech Campus donated by Google.

Alumni News

Barrett Amos is currently a program manager at Microsoft. His responsibility is to find out customer needs and assist with building future products to meet these needs.

Alumni News

Abena Oteng-Agipong is an alum of both the Information Science undergraduate and MPS programs. She is currently working as a System Analyst I at Dynamics Research Corporation, a firm that works with the FDIC.

Alumni News

Austin Lin (InfoSci ugrad alum, class of '09) is currently the co-founder of Aggregift, an NYC based startup. His responsibilities include product design, software engineering, and building a great engineering team. Prior to Aggregift, Austin worked at Microsoft and other startups.

Staff

The contributions from faculty and staff in both Computer Science and Information Science allowed us to donate gifts for fifteen children this holiday season.

Student Spotlights

Taylor Udell is an InfoSci undergrad. Her concentrations are Human-Centered Systems and Information Systems and she does research with the Behavioral Analysis of Beginning Years lab.

Research Spotlight

Information Science professor Gilly Leshed contributed a blog post to the Wikimedia Foundation blog about the Online Communities course she teaches at Cornel

Alumni News

Zach Porges was an InfoSci undergrad student who graduated with a degree from CALS in 2013. He was the President of Cornell's Information Science Student Association during 2013 as well. Zach remained at Cornell to complete his MPS in Information Science, graduating in May 2014.

Student Spotlights

Mash Rabbi is a PhD candidate in the Information Science department at Cornell. His research focuses on technologies for mobile health and well-being.

Student Spotlights

Matthew Green is an InfoSci MPS student from Kingston, Jamaica who completed a degree in hotel administration at Cornell before starting his graduate work.

Faculty Awards

Congrats to Arpita Ghosh who was chosen to receive a Yahoo! Faculty and Research Engagement Program (FREP) Award.

Student Spotlights
Carolyn Chu

Carolyn Chu is an Information Science undergraduate alumni who completed the ISST program in the spring of 2012.

Research Spotlight

The video of Jeff Hancock's TED Winnipeg talk "3 Types of (digital) Lies" is now featured on TED.com.

Staff

CIS sponsored a team in the Oct.

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