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Research Areas

The iSchool's world-class faculty has expertise in a range of disciplines, from computer science, psychology, and engineering to anthropology, history, communications, and more.

Research at the iSchool explores the interactions of people and information; the processes of managing and organizing information for meaning and use; and the impact of new technologies and behaviors on individuals, organizations and society.

human-centered data science

Human-Centered Data Science

We critically analyze and use data in an ethically responsible manner in artificial intelligence, machine learning, information retrieval, data curation, and data analysis.

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User Experience (UX) Research & Design

We study and design cutting-edge information and technology systems that are rooted in the user experience and consider broader societal impacts.

AI Health

Health Informatics

We study the role of information and technology in health care and health decision-making in clinical, patient, and medical research settings.

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Social Justice Informatics

We leverage information and technology for societal good, helping to empower individuals and eliminate inequalities to ensure a level playing field for everyone in the Information Age.

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Cultural Heritage Informatics

We manage, describe, organize, preserve, and provide access to information and materials in a wide range of technological forms from over the decades and centuries.


Social Informatics

We leverage data, information, and technology to improve organizational efficiency while also providing a more ethical and humane environment for workers and society.