News Category: research

Min Kyung Lee Wins Grant to Improve Fairness in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Feb. 5, 2020

From online information curation and resume screening to mortgage lending and police surveillance—artificial intelligence (AI) systems are increasingly being employed to make high-stakes decisions.The hope is that machine algorithms are more capable of producing objective results with unrivaled economic efficiency. But there is a growing concern that even algorithmic systems designed by seemingly conscientious developers might not be as devoid of human biases as expected.

Nordquist Appointed Clinical Associate Professor

Sept. 25, 2017

The iSchool’s Eric Nordquist has been appointed clinical associate professor.

Randolph Bias and Sheng-Cheng Huang Receive John Wiley Best Paper Award at ASIS&T

Sept. 30, 2016

The world’s leading organization for information research, ASIS&T, has awarded the 2016 John Wiley & Sons Best JASIST Paper Award to iSchool professor Dr. Randolph Bias and his doctoral graduate, Dr. Sheng-Cheng "Hans" Huang, for their work on neuroimaging and information systems.  The honor will be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology in Copenhagen, Denmark.

UT iSchool Spring Open House Showcases Student Talent

Jan. 1, 2015

UT iSchool spring open house showcases student talent 

Graduate projects featured as part of the University of Texas School of Information’s spring open house May 8 ran the gamut of the more traditional public or school library setting to students not only testing but creating useful apps.

The open house offered the community a look at the cutting-edge work of graduate students, the ways they develop knowledge for the digital age, and how new information technologies impact the human endeavor.

William Aspray Awarded $125,000 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Oct. 9, 2014

William Aspray, the Bill and Lewis Suit Professor of Information Technologies at the School of Information, has been awarded $125,000 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the history of IT Education and its relation to broadening the IT workforce in the United States. The award is the first of its kind for the UT School of Information.

Jacek Gwizdka Receives Google Research Award

Sept. 12, 2014

Jacek Gwizdka, Assistant Professor in the School of Information and co-Director of the Information eXperience Lab at University of Texas at Austin, and Dania Bilal, a Professor in the iSchool of Information Sciences at University of Tennessee, and have received a $41,363 Google Research Award for a project titled "Child-friendly search engine results pages (SERPs): Towards better understanding of Google search results readability by children." In this project, Drs. Bilal and Gwizdka will investigate how children read and assess the reading levels of Google's search results pages (SERPs).

Diane Bailey Awarded Over $1 Million NSF Grant

July 31, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas - The National Science Foundation has awarded just over $1 million to Diane Bailey, Associate Professor at the School of Information, to study the factors that may predict project success and guide decisions about funding, designing, and implementing major projects intended to use information and communication technology for socio-economic development.

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