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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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The cohort of students invited to Info Sci's Designing for Social Impact Class, held summer 2018.

This summer, Information Science hosted its first Designing for Social Impact workshop, welcoming 20 rising undergraduate and graduate students from around the U.S. and Mexico.

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Info Sci class of 2018 graduates following commencement ceremonies held on Saturday, May 26, 2018, on Cornell University's Ithaca campus.

Relive Information Science's 2018 Commencement ceremonies, held Saturday, May 26, 2018, on Cornell University's Ithaca campus, and find your favorite photos in

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Attendees of the 2018 Info Sci Senior Sendoff Dinner

The Info Sci Senior Dinner is an annual favorite within our department, an opportunity to honor graduating students and recognize those who showed particular excellence inside and outside the classroom.

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The cohort of students invited to Info Sci's Designing for Social Impact Class, held summer 2018.

This summer, Information Science hosted its first Designing for Social Impact workshop, welcoming 20 rising undergraduate and graduate students from around the U.S. and Mexico.

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Info Sci class of 2018 graduates following commencement ceremonies held on Saturday, May 26, 2018, on Cornell University's Ithaca campus.

Relive Information Science's 2018 Commencement ceremonies, held Saturday, May 26, 2018, on Cornell University's Ithaca campus, and find your favorite photos in

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Attendees of the 2018 Info Sci Senior Sendoff Dinner

The Info Sci Senior Dinner is an annual favorite within our department, an opportunity to honor graduating students and recognize those who showed particular excellence inside and outside the classroom.

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Cornell students, faculty members, Fair Trade USA representatives and coffee growers in Peru.

Info Sci's Gilly Leshed and two undergrads are among researchers working alongside a Peruvian coffee-farming cooperative to build a tool to ensure fairer prices for growers.

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Nicola Dell and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil are among 4 Cornell CIS professors who received NSF Faculty Early Career Awards.

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Lee's 2002 paper with coauthors Bo Pang and Shivakumar Vaithyanathan was picked by two award committees comprised of experts and the field's top 1000 authors,

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

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20 accepted papers, 2 Best Papers, and an Honorable Mention highlight an unprecedented year for Cornell scholars at CHI 2018.

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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.

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

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Watch Misha Sra's talk, "A Boundless, Fluid and Programmable Reality".

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Watch Pedro Lopes's talk, "Interactive Systems based on Electrical Muscle Stimulation".

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Watch Nithya Sambasivan's talk, "Design for new technology users in the Global South".

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Watch Soroush Vosoughi's talk, "Tribal Networks and Diffusion of News on Social Media".

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Watch Sarah Fox's talk, "Looking Around Rather Than Ahead: 
Design at the Periphery of Contemporary High Tech Development".

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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.

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arXiv.org, the scientific pre-print database founded by Info Sci's Paul Ginsparg, recently surpassed 1 billion downloads.

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Our department sends a big congratulations to Computing and Information Science Professor Lillian Lee, who has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computational 

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Karen Levy steps in front of the camera to lend insight to a Vox video series on workplace automation.

Student Spotlights

"I can say without a doubt that this program and this major played an integral role in preparing me with the skills I need to pursue a position I’m absolutely thrilled about."

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Twenty student-designed innovations – robotic drink-makers, spiderbots, music sequencers and much more – poured, drew, and played familiar tunes during Info Sci’s annual Rapid Prototyping demo day

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Info Sci’s Solon Barocas co-writes this thoughtful commentary on the current divide between data scientists and critics of artificial intelligence.

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3Day Startup, or 3DS – now in its sixth year – promotes a hands-on approach to entrepreneurship, where participating students spend a weekend brain-storming, honing and ultimately delivering companies.

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Info Sci alumni Julien Wormser along with friend and fellow Cornell alum Robert Edell cofounded a crowd-sourced, “secret shopper” app that was recently acquired by the AirBnB-backed table reservation platform, Resy.

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Wormser knew he liked computers and building software, but entrepreneurship came slowly and somewhat unexpectedly, formed out of harnessing opportunities.

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Info Sci’s Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil talks with the Innovation Hub radio show and podcast about what makes an online troll.

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Her discoveries outlined in a recent Science Node write-up, Karen Levy learned the electronic logging devices (ELDs) used in more than a million long-haul trucks could be used more broadly as a fleet management system.

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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.

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The Upshot spotlights the innovative thinking behind Cornell’s award-winning research into gender bias in pro tennis reporting.

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Emerging technologies and the legal and policy challenges surrounding them are the focal points of a new lecture series beginning this fall.

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For the fourth consecutive year, a Cornell Information Science researcher has received recognition from the Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.

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Bolstering our distinguished field of Information Science professors and scholars, these three newest faculty members arrive to Cornell as specialists in human-computer interaction, human-robot interaction, interactive technologies, and more.

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MPS Director Gilly Leshed dives deeper into the curriculum side of MPS in this special webinar for incoming MPS students.

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The Change My View subreddit has served as a unique forum for civil, online discourse, and proved a fascinating lab for natural-language processing scholars.

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These newly minted Doctors have been hired as assistant professors, user-experience researchers and post-doc researchers.

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Info Sci's David Mimno gets NSF CAREER award to explore machine-learning methods to unlock vast digital libraries.

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Joachims' proposal, Counterfactual Learning with Log Data, aims to develop methods for Deep Learning with log data.

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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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Laughs, memories and honors during the annual senior send-off dinner.

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