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Info Sci Welcomes New Faculty Members

Our growing department added three more innovators, each a leader in their respective fields of study. Here's who will be joining our faculty this fall:

Solon Barocas will join Information Science as an Assistant Professor in July 2017. Currently a postdoc researcher at the New York City Lab of Microsoft Research, he focuses on the ethics of machine learning and accountability in automated decision-making. He received his PhD from New York University, where he remains a visiting scholar at the Center for Urban Science and Progress and an affiliate of the Information Law Institute. He received his master’s from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Follow him on Twitter @s010n and read more about his research here.

Tapan Parikh comes to Cornell Tech this fall from UC-Berkeley. Hired as an Associate Professor, Parikh’s research interests include human-computer interaction, mobile computing, and information technologies for education, governance and international development. He has received the NSF Career Award, a Sloan Fellowship, and was named TR35 Humanitarian of the Year. Parikh completed his master’s and PhD degrees from the University of Washington. Follow him on Twitter @tap2k and visit his personal webpage here.

Jeff Rzeszotarski will join Information Science in July 2017 as an Assistant Professor after completing his PhD in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. His research melds computer science, social psychology and cognitive science in order to improve the ways people generate content online. Rzeszotarski received a Carnegie Mellon Student Innovation fellowship and a Microsoft Research PhD fellowship. Read more about his research here.