This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Informatics student Morgan Mackaay wanted to inspire young girls to pursue careers in tech, so she’s doing something about it. She’s working with the Pacific Science Center on “Girls’ Night Out” events focusing on STEM fields. Read about Morgan here. Assistant Professor Jevin West made an appearance on KING-TV to discuss the indictment of 13 Russian ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Associate Professor Andy Ko earned a prestigious award from the International Conference on Software Engineering. The 10-year most influential paper award honors work from 2008 that continues to impact how debugging tools perform. iSchool alumna Cecilia McGowan, now the Children’s Services Coordinator for the King County Library System, had a major hand in awarding this year’s ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Another week has flown by. Here are a couple notes and some top tweets from the week that was. iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Negin Dahya and Associate Professor Jin Ha Lee are leading an iSchool study of virtual reality in libraries, in a partnership with the Washington State Library and Oculus VR. We wrote about the project, which ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Another week has flown by. Here are a few quick updates. iSchoolers in the News More than 800 students attended this year’s iSchool Career Fair, one of the biggest events on our calendar. Read our write-up from the event or check out lots of photos on our Facebook page. Informatics program chair Andy Ko took questions all week in a ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

A pretty quiet week, so just one news item and then some of our favorite tweets from recent days: Application deadlines are approaching quickly for iSchool study abroad seminars in Tahiti, New Zealand, Myanmar, the Netherlands, India and South Korea. We wrote a short roundup about our study abroad opportunities. Tweets of the Week Informatics program chair @andyjko will do ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News The Women in Informatics (WINFO) student group pulled off another great hackathon on Saturday, Jan. 13. The theme of this year’s hackathon, which took place on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, was “What does equality mean to you?” Read our roundup of the event and check out our photo gallery on Facebook. Assistant Professor ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool, back-to-school edition

We took a little time off, but it’s time to jump back in with some updates on what iSchoolers have been up to lately: iSchoolers in the News We have a new dean! Anind Dey joined the iSchool on Jan. 2 after most recently serving as director and chair of Carnegie Mellon University’s Human Computer Interaction Institute. We have a ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool, finals week edition

iSchoolers in the News We profiled Erin McAweeney, an MSIM student who’s gotten involved in two research projects: a study of icons in the MAD Lab and a TASCHA big-data project. McAweeney said the common thread in her work is that it aims to have technology meet the needs of people, rather than the other way around. Ph.D. candidate Ivette ... Read More »

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 »