News Category: research

Dr. Xie boosting older adults' eHealth skills

May 8, 2017

Associate Professor Bo Xie is working on a project that will help older adults use the Internet to make informed choices about health and medicine.

Dr. Xie received a $426,127 grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging for the study, which is titled “Boosting Older Adults’ Cognition by Training Real-World eHealth Skills.”

“Older adults face a range of medical decisions,” Dr. Xie said. “The Internet has the potential to meet their needs for a diverse range of health information.”

School of Information creates makerspace

March 8, 2017

If students dream it, the School of Information will help them build it.

In Fall 2016, the iSchool debuted the Information Lifecycle Lab, a makerspace that gives students room to share ideas, tinker with hardware and create prototypes for new electronic devices. The lab offers a range of high-tech equipment from 3D printers to computer microprocessors.

Texas iSchool to research White House social media archives

Jan. 4, 2017
The White House announced on Jan. 5 that Texas iSchool Assistant Professor Amelia Acker will conduct a pair of research and teaching projects using President Barack Obama’s complete social media archives.
 

Professor Lease wins HCOMP 2016 Best Paper Award

Nov. 30, 2016
A research article co-authored by School of Information Associate Professor Matthew Lease received the Best Paper Award from the 2016 Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP) this November.
 

Texas iSchool awarded $635K grant to improve credit for research software

Nov. 10, 2016

School of Information Assistant Professor James Howison is collaborating on a new project that aims to transform the way we measure the scholarly impact of software.

Funded by a three-year, $635,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Dr. Howison is working with the open-source website Impactstory to create a database of software projects that are mentioned in research papers.

Advisory Council welcomes new chair, vice chair

Nov. 2, 2016

Dr. Dale Ricklefs has concluded her three-year term as chair of the School of Information Advisory Council. She is succeeded by Christian Schley, who served the past three years as vice chair. 

In addition, Advisory Council member Sue Trombley has been appointed vice chair.

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.

School hosting several research events

Sept. 20, 2016

The School of Information has scheduled a full slate of public research events for the fall 2016 semester. 

At the iSchool’s research events, experts come together to discuss a wide range of subjects, such as:

Gwizdka, Zhang Earn Grant

Feb. 8, 2016

UT iSchool Assistant Professors Yan Zhang and Jacek Gwizdka received a $44,444 grant from the UT-Austin in Portugal International collaborator for Emerging Technologies co-lab.  The grant will fund their study of interface and content elements that people use to evaluate online health care information.  Zhang and Gwizdka are working with their colleague Carla Lopes from the University of Porto in Portugal.

 

 

Barker, Gruning receive Dasher Best Paper Award at FIE conference

Feb. 8, 2016

 

University of Texas School of Information Associate Professor and iSchool doctoral student Jane Gruning won the Benjamin J. Dasher Best Paper Award at the 2015 Frontiers in Education conference in El Paso in October.

Barker and Gruning wrote “The Student Prompt: Student Feedback and Change in Teaching Practices in Postsecondary Computer Science” in spring 2014 based on research they conducted on what influences computer science faculty to potentially change their current teaching practices.