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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

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

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 »

iSchool summer update: July edition

Summer is ordinarily pretty quiet on campus, but there’s a lot going on at the iSchool this year. Let’s get caught up. iSchoolers in the News With his new book, “Documents That Changed the Way We Live,” now on the shelves, Associate Professor Joe Janes wrote a piece for Publishers Weekly about the concept of documents and how that has ... Read More »

Summer updates from the iSchool: June edition

Our updates become a little more irregular during the summertime, but they’re still action-packed. Here’s the latest from a busy month at the iSchool: iSchoolers in the News We have a new dean-in-waiting! Anind Dey comes to us from Carnegie Mellon University, where he is a professor and director of CMU’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute. UW News did a write-up on ... Read More »