News Category: research

Good Systems Grand Challenge Initiative Funds Seven iSchool Professors, Four Projects

July 29, 2019

Seven University of TexasSchool of Information faculty members were recently notified that they would receive approximately $100,000 in funding from Good Systems through The Good Systems Grand Challenge Initiative to support the first year of new projects. 

Tony Grubesic Named Texas iSchool’s New Associate Dean for Research

July 27, 2019

The University of Texas School of Information is delighted to announce that Dr. Tony Grubesic will join the faculty as Professor and Associate Dean for Research beginning August 12, 2019.

Grubesic will be the Texas iSchool’s first Associate Dean for Research – a new senior leadership position created by Dean Eric T. Meyer.

Texas iSchool Welcomes New Bill & Lewis Suit Professor of Information Technology

July 27, 2019

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce that Dr. Ying Ding will be joining the iSchool faculty this fall as the Bill & Lewis Suit Professor of Information Technology.

Currently a Professor of Informatics and Information Science at Indiana University in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Ding also serves as Director of Graduate Studies for the Data Science Program at IU.

Surveying the Digital Collections of TDL Members: An Interview with Rachael Zipperer

April 30, 2019

As part of her capstone project to complete a Master of Science in Information Studies at The University of Texas at Austin in 2019, Texas iSchool student Rachael Zipperer focused on surveying the digital collections of Texas Digital Library members. During Preservation Week (April 21–27), the Masters candidate posted updates about digital archives and lessons learned.

Texas iSchool Welcomes its First Harrington Faculty Fellow

April 30, 2019

The University of Texas at AustinSchool of Information welcomes its first Harrington Faculty Fellow, Dr. Casey Pierce, who recently accepted an appointment as visiting faculty member at the Texas iSchool for one academic year.

Microsoft Research Partners with UT Austin, Texas iSchool for Microsoft Ability Initiative

March 29, 2019

Despite significant developments in the world of automated image captioning, current image captioning approaches are not well-aligned with the needs of people with visual impairments. People who are blind or with low vision share a unique and real challenge –their visual impairment exposes them to a time-consuming, and sometimes, impossible task of learning what content is present in an image without visual assistance. As such, these communities often seek a visual assistant to describe photos they take themselves or find online.