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Inside InfoSci: our Department Newsletter

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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.

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.

Ph.D.

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

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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

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.

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.

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.

Student Spotlights
Carolyn Chu

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

Faculty Awards

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

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.

Student Spotlights

Scott Cambo is a nontraditional undergrad Information Science major who is working with a research team on dynamic analysis of coauthorship networks in scientific publications.

Ph.D.

Our PhD student Leo Kang had a project featured in this year's Maker Faire in New York, on September 29 and 30, 2012.

Faculty Awards

Claire Cardie received an Outstanding Alumni in Education award from UMass, Amherst CS department forher key role in integrating computing and information science into education, research, and scho

Ph.D.

Congratulations to our PhD student Nick Knouf who received an ACLS Dissertation Complet

Student Spotlights

Jaeyeon Kihm is a PhD candidate in Information Science at Cornell. He is working on research in human computer interaction (HCI).

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