News Category: research

Professor Bias Receives Research Grants

Feb. 8, 2016

In June, iSchool associate professor and Information eXperience Lab co-director Randolph Bias received funding for two research threads.  He earned a $34,000 research grant from the UT-Austin Center for Identity to fulfill his research program “An Empirical Study of the Level of Agreement between Social Media Users’ Perceived and Actual Privacy Settings.” The CID serves as a center of excellence for identity management, privacy and security. 

Turkish professor visits iSchool to study effects of cyberhate

Feb. 8, 2016

 

It can start out as a differing of opinions on a social media or a website blog post. Suddenly, it can escalate from name calling to a full attack on an individual’s race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or political affiliation.Unfortunately, hate speech has been around for centuries but with the advent of the Internet, it has evolved into a new electronic form - cyberhate.

UT launches new master's program to combat Identity Theft and Fraud.

Jan. 29, 2016

 

They come from across the country and in some form work in the identity management and security industry.But today, they're students at the University of Texas at Austin.

"I've been in the identity space sort of accidentally for about the last 15 years," Ken Meiser said. Meiser is the vice president of identity solutions at ID Analytics in San Diego, California."We build software specifically to help banks and Telco's and other lenders evaluate whether or not an applicant is who they say they are," he said.

Doctoral candidate Sarah Buchanan won first place at the 2016 ALISE Conference

Jan. 13, 2016

 

iSchool doctoral candidate, Sarah Buchanan, won first place at the 2016 ALISE Conference in the Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition. This competition was established in 1997 in memory of Jean Tague-Sutcliffe, professor and former dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (now the Faculty of Information and Media Studies) at the University of Western Ontario, and is sponsored by ALISE.

Doc student has paper accepted at CHI Conference

Dec. 21, 2015

 

Jane Gruning, PhD student in the iSchool has her co-authored paper, "Things We Own Together: Sharing Possessions at Home,” accepted at the annual ACM SIG CHI conference, the most prestigious conference for research in human-computer interaction, with acceptance rates usually running around 25%.

Two Papers Accepted To CHIIR 2016

Nov. 20, 2015

The School of Information is proud to announce that two of Dr. Jacek Gwizdka's papers has been accepted for the CHIIR 2016 conference.

  • Perspectives paper on NeuroPhysiological Evidence for Studying Search by Javed Mostafa & Jacek Gwizdka.
  • Paper on the Use of Query Auto Completion by C.Smith H.Feild & Jacek Gwizdka

Follow Jacek on Twitter at @Jaceksg

 

Professor Patricia K. Galloway Received the 2015 Library Journal/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award

Nov. 20, 2015

Rarely can one find a professor with such a wide and profound knowledge of the fields and disciplines that relate to applying digital technology to development of cultural archives. Professor Patricia K. Galloway, of the iSchool at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, takes these achievements several levels higher with her record of original and broad scholarship; her many contributions to research and new knowledge in her practice and belief system of cultural archives and historiography; and the roster of current and former students she has led, instructed, and greatly inspired.

Professors receive funding to digitize historical records on asylum

Nov. 19, 2015

 

Three faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin's School of Information have received a grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to develop and field test a digital infrastructure for preserving and managing the historical public records from the Central Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane in Petersburg, Virginia.