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Martez Mott

iSchoolers in the News The UW did an amazing feature on Ph.D. student Martez Mott and his work with Associate Professor Jacob Wobbrock on “Smart Touch.” Be sure to check out the accompanying video with the story, which has been featured all week on the UW home page. The iSchool DataLab teaches students how to find the truth in a ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News “Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data,” the new iSchool course that’s gotten a lot of attention, had its first lecture Wednesday in front of a standing-room-only crowd. The iSchool’s Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom started off with a litany of ways BS has infected the world. Columns Magazine did a nice story ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Just a few notes from Dead Week: iSchoolers in the News The iSchool Research Fair took place Thursday evening at the HUB. The showcase for iSchool faculty, students and research staff included 64 exhibits this year. Here’s our write-up on the event. Dean Harry Bruce devotes his quarterly message to inclusion and how diversity helps the iSchool community: “As we ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Iisaaksiichaa Braine, an MSIM alumnus, has gone on to be the UW’s tribal liaison and director of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ, aka the Intellectual House. The Whole U ran a nice feature on Braine, who wanted to be a Husky from the time he was a young boy. Several researchers from the iSchool community are in the running for ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News The UW MAD Lab, led by iSchool Associate Professor Jacob Wobbrock, seeks to make technology accessible for everyone. We wrote about the lab and Wobbrock’s work, which has influenced such innovations as the VoiceOver technology on Apple iPhones. A new partnership between the University of Washington and the University of British Columbia will use data to ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Associate Professor Jacob Wobbrock was named this year’s recipient of the SIGCHI Social Impact Award. The prestigious honor is awarded annually to an individual who promotes the application of human-computer interaction to meet social needs. Associate Professor Bill Howe is passionate about data science and about improving urban areas. We wrote about his new project, UrbAnalytics, ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Michelle Martin, our Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services, is the subject of this week’s Faculty Friday feature from the Whole U. She talks about her passion for diversity in children’s books: “We need diverse books in which children can find reflections of themselves.” Janelle Hagen, who earned her MLIS at the iSchool in ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Jason Yip has been busy with a pair of research projects involving kids. One is testing a way to ingrain science into their lives, while another is looking at how children in English-language learning households help their parents find information online. We wrote about them in a new story on the iSchool site. MLIS ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Ran Hinrichs’ Informatics students and TA took on an unusual challenge in virtual reality: simulating the experience of traveling in an underwater submersible. As we wrote in a new story on the iSchool website, the client, OceanGate of Everett, was amazed by the results. TASCHA posted an update on its mobile information literacy efforts in Myanmar, ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom continue to get a lot of attention for their proposed course with a provocative name, “Calling Bullshit.” KOMO News featured the class, as did the Chronicle of Higher Education. We also wrote about it here. Associate Professor Bill Howe was involved in this week’s “Big Data and ... Read More »