This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Informatics student Chris Oh found research opportunities at the iSchool to pursue his interest in computer vision. Oh is active in the Viziometrics research project and presented on that and on his Capstone project earlier this year at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium. Read about him in our new profile. The iSchool had a big presence ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Catching up on some news and notes, including last week when we were out for Thanksgiving: iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Katie Davis is quoted in a Deseret News article, “Are screens the enemy? A battle over what’s best for teens.” Davis disagrees with assertions that smartphones are a possible cause of increased depression among teens.  “The problem, as ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

A few quick updates before the weekend: iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Anna Lauren Hoffmann appeared on KUOW radio to discuss Facebook’s unusual tactic to prevent revenge porn – by asking people to send in their own embarrassing images. Read about it here, or listen to the broadcast here. Ph.D. candidate Beth Patin wrote a piece for the George ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Just a few quick updates from a short holiday week: iSchoolers in the News The iSchool kicked off Diversity Month with a luncheon and discussions. Diversity-themed events continue throughout the month and the rest of the year. Associate Professor Bill Howe is part of a project that’s producing “fake” data that makes people’s privacy in order for researchers to study ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News iSchool alumna Cindy Altick Aden is now the Washington state librarian. We talked to Aden about why she loves the job, which keeps her moving as she visits libraries in all corners of the state. The story on Aden is part of our fall iNews newsletter, arriving soon in alumni mailboxes. You can get a sneak ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

A few quick updates before a sunny weekend: iSchoolers in the News Professor Michelle Martin is quoted in this San Diego Union-Tribune story on Dr. Seuss’s complicated racial history. “Fortunately, some authors grow and figure out that maybe some of the things they wrote early on were harmful and they try to make amends. Seuss did that,” she told the ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News We were thrilled to have author and poet Margarita Engle at the UW for the iSchool’s annual Spencer Shaw Lecture. Engle is the author of “The Surrender Tree” and several other books that explore her Cuban-American heritage. The iSchool’s Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom were in the headlines once again with “Calling Bullshit.” They ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Jevin West was among the speakers at this year’s GeekWire Summit. West was part of a panel discussion on fake news. MSIM student Yu Peter Wang and Informatics student Ryan Keller earned $2,500 cybersecurity scholarships from U.S. Bank. The scholarships were presented at a ceremony Thursday in Seattle. Several Informatics students have been posting ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Just a few quick updates this week: iSchoolers in the News When the iSchool’s Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom started “Calling Bullshit,” they had no idea they were starting a movement. Their curriculum is now showing up at colleges and high schools across the country. Read about it in a new story on our site. Professor Michelle Martin ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News We welcomed almost 500 new iSchoolers this week! Here’s a short story from our website breaking down the numbers in each class. Associate Professor Andy Ko recently was awarded more than $1.7 million in National Science Foundation grants for a pair of research projects, one of them in partnership with George Mason University. The research will ... Read More »