Dr. Yan Zhang and Dr. Jacek Gwizdka won a $55,314 Google Faculty Award for their research project: Consumer Longitudinal Health Information Needs and Search Behavior. The researchers will study consumers’ health information needs and information search behavior as they unfold in natural settings over a three month period.
Dr. Jacek Gwizdka was awarded a collaborative grant of $99,880 from the University of Texas at Austin Vice President for Research Associate Professor Experimental (APX) Initiative. Gwizdka's eye-tracking study, Health Information Search Behavior as a Manifestation of Cognitive Impairment, will explore the feasibility and utility of internet search behavior eye-tracking measurements as a metric for cognitive changes associated with aging and disease.
Dr. Min Kyung Lee, assistant professor at the The University of Texas at Austin School of Information, is investigating how to improve fairness in artificial intelligence (AI). Her research project entitled "Advancing Fairness in AI with Human-Algorithm Collaborations" was awarded $1,037,000 in grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in partnership with Amazon.