A team of Information Science professors – Claire Cardie, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Lillian Lee – was a recent recipient of seed funding to support its research initiative on online communication.

Chosen among 23 submissions, the project – "Transforming Online Group Communication and Collaboration" – was awarded a two-year grant through Cornell's Discovery and Innovation Research program, which is administered by the university's Office of the Vice Provost for Research and awarded through an internal competition held last spring. The competition's objective was to identify and support top-ranked projects that showed a strong possibility of receiving external funding.

Five teams were chosen as recipients of the grant funds.

The Info Sci-led team wasn't the only recipient to represent Cornell Computing and Information Science in this competitive funding opportunity: Computer Science Professor Ross Knepper and his project "Towards a New Robotic Manipulation Formalism for the Real World" received a one-year grant.