News Category: research

Texas iSchool Joins Social Justice Informatics Collaborative Effort in City of Austin

Nov. 12, 2020

The School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to partner with Good Systems, a UT Grand Challenge, Huston-Tillotson University, and government and community organizations in Austin for the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Social Justice Informatics Faculty Fellows Program.

iSchool Well-Represented at 2020 ASIS&T Annual Meeting

Oct. 21, 2020

Several faculty members, PhD students, and a postdoctoral researcher will be representing The University of Texas at Austin School of Information at the 2020 ASIS&T Annual Meeting, which is being held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, from October 22nd to November 1st. The theme of the conference is Information for a Sustainable World: Addressing Society’s Grand Challenges.

Soo Young Rieh to Launch Institute on Artificial Intelligence for Library and Information Professionals

Oct. 2, 2020

Professor Soo Young Rieh is partnering with collaborators from two other universities to launch the IDEA Institute on Artificial intelligence (AI), a two-year project funded by a $208,142 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The institute aims to help library and information professionals to lead in planning, deploying, and implementing artificial intelligence in library settings. A diverse cohort of twenty fellows will be recruited nationwide to attend the Institute, where they will develop conceptual and practical AI knowledge and skills in a collaborative learning environment.

Amelia Acker Awarded Grant to Research Data Afterlives

Oct. 1, 2020

Dr. Amelia Acker was awarded a collaborative grant of $461,085 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her research project, "Collaborative Research Data Afterlives: The long-term impact of NSF Data Management Plans on data archiving and sharing for increased access." Acker will be investigating how the NSF's Data Management Plan requirement policy, domain specific management plans, and data archiving have evolved to confront the growth of digital data from scientific research.

Yan Zhang & Jacek Gwizdka Research Consumer Health Information Search Behavior

Sept. 23, 2020

Health information has never been as accessible as it is now, thanks to the increasing prevalence of internet-connected devices. “More than 70% of American adults who are on the internet search for health information,” said Dr. Yan Zhang, an Associate Professor who studies consumer online health information-seeking behavior at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information.

Jacek Gwizdka Awarded Grant to Study Health Information Search Behavior and Cognitive Impairment

March 10, 2020

The School of Information’s Dr. Jacek Gwizdka was awarded a collaborative grant of $99,880 from the University of Texas at Austin Vice President for Research Associate Professor Experimental (APX) Initiative. APX is a design thinking and flash funding faculty retreat that brings together faculty mem

Min Kyung Lee Wins Grant to Improve Fairness in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Feb. 5, 2020

From online information curation and resume screening to mortgage lending and police surveillance—artificial intelligence (AI) systems are increasingly being employed to make high-stakes decisions. The hope is that machine algorithms are more capable of producing objective results with unrivaled economic efficiency. But there is a growing concern that even algorithmic systems designed by seemingly conscientious developers might not be as devoid of human biases as expected.

Texas iSchool Welcomes Six New Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

Aug. 31, 2019

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information recently hired six new post-doctoral research fellows to join the Texas iSchool, including the first three scholars supported as part of the new Bullard Research Fellow program.

Texas iSchool Welcomes New Assistant Professor, Dr. Min Kyung Lee

Aug. 31, 2019

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information is pleased to announce that Dr. Min Kyung Lee of Carnegie Mellon University will be joining the Texas iSchool as an assistant professor starting in January 2020. 

Dr. Lee is currently a research scientist in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon Universityin the Machine Learning Department and the Center for Machine Learning and Health.

Good Systems Grand Challenge Initiative Funds Seven iSchool Professors, Four Projects

July 29, 2019

Seven University of TexasSchool of Information faculty members were recently notified that they would receive approximately $100,000 in funding from Good Systems through The Good Systems Grand Challenge Initiative to support the first year of new projects.