Research Areas & Groups

The iSchool's world-class faculty has expertise in a range of disciplines, from computer science, psychology, and engineering to anthropology, history, communications, and more.

Research at the iSchool explores the interactions of people and information; the processes of managing and organizing information for meaning and use; and the impact of new technologies and behaviors on individuals, organizations and society.

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Archives, Records, and Knowledge Management

We study the creation, collection, and organization of records of human activity and the production of knowledge from them.

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Digital Libraries / Digital Humanities

We study and build collections of digital objects, including their creation, organization, and presentation, and their value in aiding research in the humanities.

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Health Informatics

We study the role of information and technology in health care and health-care decision-making in clinical, patient, and medical research settings.

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History, Policy, and Cultural Studies

We study the history and policy issues associated with information and information technologies, as well as understanding the role of information in shaping individual experiences and organizational and societal cultures.

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Human-Computer Interaction / Information Architecture

We study, design, and evaluate interactive computing systems, including shared information environments such as websites and online communities, with effective human use in mind.

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Information Behavior

We study information-related behaviors and human interaction with information in the contexts of everyday life.

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Information Organization and Retrieval

We study and create formal systems for the organization and classification of information, and also the use of formal systems to pull information from large data collections.

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Socio-Technical Studies

We use social science and humanities methods to examine the interaction of people and information technologies at the individual, organizational, and societal levels.