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UT launches new master's program to combat Identity Theft and Fraud.

Jan. 29, 2016

 

They come from across the country and in some form work in the identity management and security industry.But today, they're students at the University of Texas at Austin.

"I've been in the identity space sort of accidentally for about the last 15 years," Ken Meiser said. Meiser is the vice president of identity solutions at ID Analytics in San Diego, California."We build software specifically to help banks and Telco's and other lenders evaluate whether or not an applicant is who they say they are," he said.

How these three librarians are becoming major players in business research

Jan. 28, 2016

 

For the growing population of midsize venture capital firms in Central Texas, a group of librarians is becoming a vital resource.

Austin-based business research firm Bizologie is not only offering expertise to VC firms, but also to companies in private equity, advertising and marketing as well. The almost-two-year-old company provides detailed business intelligence to clients based on their research needs.

Tara Iagulli wins NCDA Career Convergence Recognition Award

Jan. 13, 2016

 

Tara Iagulli wins the 'Career Convergence Recognition Award' for her article “What’s Love Got to Do with…Careers?”. The award will be presented at this year's NCDA Career Development Conference in Chicago, IL.

"The article showed original thinking and workable suggestions." - Melanie Reinersman, NCDA Website Editor

 

Doctoral candidate Sarah Buchanan won first place at the 2016 ALISE Conference

Jan. 13, 2016

 

iSchool doctoral candidate, Sarah Buchanan, won first place at the 2016 ALISE Conference in the Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition. This competition was established in 1997 in memory of Jean Tague-Sutcliffe, professor and former dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (now the Faculty of Information and Media Studies) at the University of Western Ontario, and is sponsored by ALISE.

Rachel E. Winston Joins LLILAS Benson as Black Diaspora Archivist

Jan. 8, 2016

Rachel E. Winston has joined the staff of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections as Black Diaspora Archivist. The position is brand new, and one of few of its kind in the world. As part of her position, Winston will lead efforts, working with faculty and other library professionals, to establish the Black Diaspora archive, to be housed at the Benson Latin American Collection.

Doc student has paper accepted at CHI Conference

Dec. 21, 2015

 

Jane Gruning, PhD student in the iSchool has her co-authored paper, "Things We Own Together: Sharing Possessions at Home,” accepted at the annual ACM SIG CHI conference, the most prestigious conference for research in human-computer interaction, with acceptance rates usually running around 25%.

Alumna Ashwini Kamath Featured on IBMDesign's Careers Page

Nov. 23, 2015

 

iSchool alumna Ashwini Kamath, Design Researcher and UX Designer at IBM Watson Group, is currently featured on IBMDesign's careers page.

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Two Papers Accepted To CHIIR 2016

Nov. 20, 2015

The School of Information is proud to announce that two of Dr. Jacek Gwizdka's papers has been accepted for the CHIIR 2016 conference.

  • Perspectives paper on NeuroPhysiological Evidence for Studying Search by Javed Mostafa & Jacek Gwizdka.
  • Paper on the Use of Query Auto Completion by C.Smith H.Feild & Jacek Gwizdka

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