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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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Colloquium Videos
Brian Smith

Watch Brian Smith's talk, "Analyzing Human Behavior to Make HCI More Useful".

News

Google just announced another round of its Faculty Research Awards, and five Cornell CIS faculty were awarded grants to support their work in various areas across computer science.

Colloquium Videos
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Watch Elena Glassman's talk, "Interactive systems for code and data demography".

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BodyBeat

Information Science PhD student Tauhidur Rahman presented his work on the mobile sensor BodyBeat at MobiSys 2014 in June.

Research Spotlight

Information Science PhD Ishtiaque Ahmed's work on the smartphone app "Protibadi" was featured in

Student Spotlights

Leo Kang is a third-year PhD student whose recent work includes the Scale exhibit, featured at the World Maker Faire 2013.

Conference Spotlight

Information Science PhD Kaiton Williams gave a plenary talk at the Quantified Self Conference in Amsterdam in May, discussing his work on fitness applications and how an individual's ability to mea

Alumni News

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Alumni News

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Faculty Awards

Congrats to InfoSci Post Doc Mark Matthews and co-authors Geri Gay and Gavin Doherty, who received an Honorable Mention for Best Paper Award at CHI

News

See the interview with Professor Paul Ginsparg in the Cornell Daily Sun, where he and Professor

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

News

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.

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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