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Inside InfoSci: our Department Newsletter

The Department of Information Science at Cornell hosts talks and events frequently throughout the academic year. Please check back often for updates.

The Department of Information Science at Cornell hosts talks and events frequently throughout the academic year. Please check back often for updates.

Follow these links for details on the Colloquium Series and Graduate Seminar Series. Our annual showcase of student projects, BOOM, happens every spring. 

We have an e-newsletter, Inside InfoSci, that will be published about eight times a year. If you would like to subscribe, please send an email to information-science-news-l-request@cornell.edu with the subject "join." More information on how to join an email list can be found here.

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Student Spotlights

What do students aim to achieve in the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) program in Information Science? For Terry Vallery, he sees an opportunity to solidify his HCI work through hands-on projects.

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The Upshot spotlights the innovative thinking behind Cornell’s award-winning research into gender bias in pro tennis reporting.

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Emerging technologies and the legal and policy challenges surrounding them are the focal points of a new lecture series beginning this fall.

11:30AM Graduate Seminar Series
Sep 2017 25

The Info Sci Graduate Seminar hosts "Talking the Talk" with Cornell CIS professors Karen Levy, Erik Andersen and Malte Ziewitz from Science and Technology Studies.

7:00PM Tech/Law Colloquium
Sep 2017 26

On Tuesday, September 26, the Tech/Law Colloquium welcomes Jennifer Doleac, an assistant professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Univ

4:00PM Colloquia
Sep 2017 27

The Information Science Colloquium speaker for Wednesday, September 27, will be David Shmoys from Cornell's School of Operation

11:30AM Graduate Seminar Series
Sep 2017 25

The Info Sci Graduate Seminar hosts "Talking the Talk" with Cornell CIS professors Karen Levy, Erik Andersen and Malte Ziewitz from Science and Technology Studies.

7:00PM Tech/Law Colloquium
Sep 2017 26

On Tuesday, September 26, the Tech/Law Colloquium welcomes Jennifer Doleac, an assistant professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Univ

4:00PM Colloquia
Sep 2017 27

The Information Science Colloquium speaker for Wednesday, September 27, will be David Shmoys from Cornell's School of Operation

7:00PM Tech/Law Colloquium
Oct 2017 03

On October 3, 2017, the Tech/Colloquium welcomes Solon Barocas, an assistant professor within Cornell Information Science. He current research

4:00PM Colloquia
Oct 2017 11

The Information Science Colloquium series welcomes Jodi Forlizzi, professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute and at the School of Design.

7:00PM Tech/Law Colloquium
Oct 2017 24

The Tech/Law Colloquium speaker for Tuesday, October 24, will be James Grimmelmann, a professor of law at Cornell Tech and Cornell Law Sch

4:00PM Colloquia
Oct 2017 25

The Information Science Colloquium speaker for Wednesday, October 25, will be James Grimmelmann, a professor of law a

4:00PM Colloquia
Nov 2017 08

The Information Science Colloquium speaker for Wednesday, Nov.

4:00PM Colloquia
Nov 2017 29

The Information Science Colloquium speaker for Wednesday, November 29, 2017, will be Juan Gilbert, the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence

Student Spotlights

What do students aim to achieve in the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) program in Information Science? For Terry Vallery, he sees an opportunity to solidify his HCI work through hands-on projects.

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The Upshot spotlights the innovative thinking behind Cornell’s award-winning research into gender bias in pro tennis reporting.

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Emerging technologies and the legal and policy challenges surrounding them are the focal points of a new lecture series beginning this fall.

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For the fourth consecutive year, a Cornell Information Science researcher has received recognition from the Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.

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Bolstering our distinguished field of Information Science professors and scholars, these three newest faculty members arrive to Cornell as specialists in human-computer interaction, human-robot interaction, interactive technologies, and more.

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MPS Director Gilly Leshed dives deeper into the curriculum side of MPS in this special webinar for incoming MPS students.

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The Change My View subreddit has served as a unique forum for civil, online discourse, and proved a fascinating lab for natural-language processing scholars.

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These newly minted Doctors have been hired as assistant professors, user-experience researchers and post-doc researchers.

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Info Sci's David Mimno gets NSF CAREER award to explore machine-learning methods to unlock vast digital libraries.

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Joachims' proposal, Counterfactual Learning with Log Data, aims to develop methods for Deep Learning with log data.

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Catch up on our biggest celebration of the year – Info Sci Commencement – with this huge gallery of photos. 

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These student-designed projects are far more than strictly in-house assignments turned in for a grade and largely forgotten.

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Innovation was everywhere you looked in the Gates Hall third-floor lounge.

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Laughs, memories and honors during the annual senior send-off dinner.

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Six technology-focused solutions covered practical, everyday problems as well as the deeply personal challenges for segments of our population.

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The Info Sci professor will receive an honorary doctorate from Vrije Universiteit Brussel this month.

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Info Sci faculty and PhDs are designing technology to transform the everyday smartphone into a pocket-sized tool to track and monitor our health.

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More than 40 Cornell researchers, contributing nearly two dozen visionary papers and helping guide key discussions in the field of human-computer interaction.

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Info Sci Post Doc Solace Shen talks with NBC News about ways robotics can help impart conflict-resolution skills among children.

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Info Sci MPS student Val Mack shares the vision behind her 3D-printing start-up, Dimitri.

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Couldn't make MPS Visit Day? Catch up on what you missed.

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Have a look at Info Sci's research at the 26th annual World Wide Web conference in Perth.

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Watch Tanzeem Choudhury's TEDMED talk, "What if tracking mental health were as easy tracking steps?"

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Explaining the process of turning data into actionable evidence is complicated. That's both a problem and an opportunity, according to Info Sci PhD Samir Passi.

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Matt Law was recognized in the Comp/Information Science/Engineering category.

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Leshed's team plans to design an online tool to help Latin American coffee growers get fair prices for their crops.

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Jon Kleinberg and fellow researchers have developed an algorithm that could better inform decisions regarding criminal defendants awaiting trial.

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Cornell Tech Associate Professor Mor Naaman was one of six CIS faculty members who received Google Awards.

Colloquium Videos

Watch René Kizilcec's talk "Intervention Science: Making Online Learning Work for Everyone" from the March 8, 2017 Information Science Colloquium in Gates Hall G01.

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Watch Dr. Bradley Hayes' talk, "Learning to be a good teammate: Algorithms for Efficient Human-Robot Collaboration" from the Friday, March 3, 2017 Information Science Colloquium.

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The National Science Foundation has awarded a dissertation grant to support Info Sci PhD Maggie Jack and her forthcoming fieldwork in Cambodia.

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This CSCW Honorable Mention suggests that the longer the Airbnb profile text, the more trustworthy it is perceived to be.

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Thirteen papers, 2 Best Papers, 1 Honorable Mention – Here's what Cornell brought to CSCW 2017.

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Watch Ming Yin's talk "Peeking into the On-Demand Economy", presented during the Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Information Science Colloquium in Gates 114.

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Nature reports on ASAPbio’s efforts to build a central pre-print site for the life sciences, much like Paul Ginsparg’s pioneering arXiv server.

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In their Best Paper, Joachims and fellow Cornellians Adith Swaminathan and Tobias Schnabel look at implicit feedback, its advantages and disadvantages.

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The Info Sci assistant professor speaks to why our online privacy is essential, even if we feel we have nothing to hide.

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Info Sci's Phoebe Sengers recently penned this op-ed exploring populism among rural Canadians and rural Americans.

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Even you – the sensible, respectful online commenter – are capable of morphing into a troll. Read more on the Stanford-Cornell team whose work is rippling around the web.

Colloquium Videos

Watch video from Justin Cheng's talk, "Antisocial Computing: Explaining and Predicting Negative Behavior Online."

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Arvind Satyanarayan presents "Declarative Interaction Design for Data Visualization" on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in G01 Gates.

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Watch Anthony Chen's colloquium, Computational Design and Fabrication to Augment the Physical World.

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Parsing research in psychology and technology, Costa aims to make self-monitoring tools less of a drain on a user's attention.

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Watch Kyle Harms' talk, An Introduction to Understandable and Usable User Interfaces.

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Xiao Ma uses multidisciplinary methods to better understand self-disclosure, trust, identity and reputation.

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