iSchool Research Events

Fostering an open exchange of ideas with exposure to cutting-edge research engenders a thriving community of scholars and promotes graduate student excellence by exposing students to the latest knowledge and findings needed to lead the information profession of today and tomorrow.

The UT Austin School of Information (iSchool) cultivates such exchange by hosting a variety of recurring and special-event research colloquium. A regular research colloquium, the Schneider Honorary Colloquia Series, is held during the academic year on every Tuesday except the first of each month. A variety of special-event research talks also occur as faculty host visiting researchers from around the world.

These events are open to all, and all are invited to participate: faculty, students, and the public at large. Events are announced via iSchool lists (masters students should subscribe to the-insider to receive notices), or by subscribing to our colloquia announcement list. To suggest speakers or topics for inclusion in our series, please contact the Research Environment Committee.


The UT Administration Building (UTA) is located two blocks south of the main UT campus at 1616 Guadalupe Street, across the street from the Clay Pit restaurant. Refer to our Location & Directions page for more information.

Upcoming Research Events

Date Time Title Locationsort descending
Jan 23, 2018
1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
One School One Book - Weapons of Math Destruction 1.208

Past Research Events

Date Title Locationsort descending
Nov 14, 2017
Katie Pierce Meyer Dissertation Defense 1.204
Sep 21, 2016
Libraries of the Future Presentation: Austin Public Library 1.208
Jun 24, 2016 1.208
May 04, 2016
Brandon Wiley Dissertation Defense 1.208
May 05, 2015
Colloquium: Christine Borgman (UCLA) 1.208
Apr 11, 2017
Library Panel 1.208
Mar 30, 2017
iSchool Alum Marketing Panel 1.208
Apr 29, 2016
Lunch with Dr. Dale Correa 1.502
Mar 04, 2016
Colloquium: Chirag Shah (Rutgers): Information Fostering: Being Proactive in Information Seeking 1.502
May 05, 2017
Open House Reception 1.508 (Tocker Lounge)
Nov 29, 2016
Colloquium: Steve Sawyer (Syracuse University): Nomadic Workers, Digital Assemblages, and Infrastructural Competence 5.522
Oct 18, 2016
Colloquium: Jyothi Vinjumur (UMD College of Information Studies): A Cost Effective Semi-Automated Approach to Avoid the Disclosure of Privileged Documents in E-Discovery 5.522
Sep 22, 2016
Colloquium: Charles L Mauro, CHFP (MauroNewMedia): The Future Is Not What It Used To Be: A Discussion of The Rapidly Changing UX Design/Research Problem Space From The Standpoint of Practitioner Participation and Education 5.522
Sep 20, 2016
Colloquium: Sharon Strover (UT Austin): At the Edges of the National Digital Platform 5.522
Sep 15, 2016
Colloquium: Ian Soboroff (NIST): Measuring Search 5.522
Sep 13, 2016
Colloquium: Sherri Greenberg (LBJ School of Public Affairs): Congress + Social Media 5.522
May 09, 2016
Scholler Dissertation Proposal 5.522
May 03, 2016
Jeanine Finn's Dissertation Defense 5.522
May 03, 2016
Colloquium: Danna Gurari: Mixing Machines, Crowds, and Experts for Scalable Image Annotation 5.522
May 03, 2016
Nida Kazim's Proposal Defense 5.522
Apr 19, 2016
Colloquium: Amelia Acker: Data Cultures and the Future of Large-scale Digital Collections 5.522
Apr 12, 2016
Colloquium : Safiya Noble (UCLA): Toward an ethic of social justice in Information 5.522
Mar 08, 2016
Colloquium: Mia Ridge (British Library): Crowdsourcing in Cultural Heritage 5.522
Mar 03, 2016
Colloquium: Gerardo Con Diaz: American Copyright Law and the Many Natures of Software 5.522
Mar 01, 2016
Colloquium: Edison Thomaz (UT Austin): Sequencing the Lifestyle Exposome: Human-Centered Challenges and Opportunities 5.522
Feb 25, 2016
Colloquium: William Odom (Simon Fraser Univ.): Prototyping Potential Futures: Researching Virtual Possessions through Design 5.522
Feb 18, 2016
Colloquium: Jamie Ruiz: Eliciting Gestures from Users 5.522
Feb 11, 2016
Colloquium: Eric P.S. Baumer (Cornell): Good Friends and Bad Habits: Why it's (Not) Easy to Quit Social Media 5.522
Feb 09, 2016
Colloquium : David Ribes (U. Washington): Entangled data and materials in infrastructure, or, "When Viral Load Was Crowned King" 5.522
Feb 02, 2016
Colloquium: Adam Rabinowitz (UT Austin): "Periods Organized (PeriodO)": A Linked Data period gazetteer and approach to the modeling of scholarly assertions *Special Time 12:30* 5.522
Dec 08, 2015
Colloquium: RUBEN RATHNASINGHAM (Dell Medical Center Asst. Dean for Health Product Innovation & Director, Texas Health Catalyst) 5.522
Nov 24, 2015
Colloquium: Paul N. Bennett (Microsoft Research) -- Events and Controversies: Influences of a Shocking News Event on Information Seeking 5.522
Nov 24, 2015
Dissertation Defense: Hyun Joon Jung 5.522
Nov 17, 2015
Colloquium: Peter Organisiak (UIUC) -- Designing for Better Crowdsourcing: Improving the Quality of Crowd-based Data Collection 5.522
Oct 30, 2015
Doctoral Research Day 5.522
Oct 27, 2015
Colloquium: Ned Dimitrov (Operations Research & Industrial Engineering, UT Austin) - Graphical Models for Intelligence Collection 5.522
Oct 20, 2015
Colloquium: Laura Dabbish (CMU HCI) - Social Transparency in Online Work 5.522
Sep 29, 2015
Colloquium: Karen Wickett, "Accounting for Context in Markup: Which Situation, Whose Semantics?" 5.522
Sep 22, 2015
Colloquium: Elmer V. Bernstam (UT Health Science Center at Houston) - Big Data at UTHealth/Biomedical Informatics in Clinical and Translational Research/Biomedical Informatics at UT Health 5.522
Sep 15, 2015
Colloquium: Lecia Barker (UT Austin iSchool) - The Student Prompt: The Influence of Student Feedback on Teaching Practices in Postsecondary Computer Science 5.522
Sep 04, 2015
Dissertation Proposal: Sarah Buchanan 5.522
Apr 20, 2015
Colloquium: Brenda L. Berkelaar, "Cybervetting, Online Information, and Personnel Selection New Transparency Expectations and the Emergence of a Digital Social Contract" 5.522
Apr 15, 2015
Dissertation Proposal: Caroline Stratton 5.522
Apr 10, 2015
Dissertation Defense: Lorrie Dong 5.522
Apr 03, 2015
Doctoral Research Day 5.522
Mar 30, 2015
Colloquium: Doug Ord, Emi Ishita, Ken Fleischmann: Automatic Detection of Human Values: Computational Social Science in Action 5.522
Feb 06, 2015
Julia Bullard dissertation proposal defense: the work behind classification's consequences 5.522
Nov 25, 2014
Colloquium: Jeff Dalton (Google) 5.522
Nov 18, 2014
Colloquium: Sirkka Jarvenpaa (UT Business School) 5.522
Oct 28, 2014
Colloquium: Melanie Feinberg-- A Story Without End: Writing the Residual into Information Infrastructure 5.522
Oct 14, 2014
iSchool Colloquium : Researchers from Facebook 5.522
Oct 25, 2016
Colloquium: 3 Short Talks on Recent Research at UT Austin in Information Retrieval and Crowdsourcing 5.522
Jan 24, 2017
Colloquium: Junyi Jessy Li (University of Pennsylvania): Assessing Text Intelligibility with Discourse Structure 5.522
Nov 15, 2016
Colloquium: Carole L. Palmer (University of Washington): Curating Evidence: LIS Expertise for the Data Age 5.522
Oct 25, 2016
Eryn Whitworth Dissertation Proposal Defense 5.522
Nov 04, 2016
Colloquium: Malay Bhattacharyya (Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology): Challenges in Designing Novel Crowd-powered Models 5.522
Nov 22, 2016
Colloquium: Dr. Patricia Garcia (University of Michigan): Culturally Responsive Computing: Promoting Computational thinking Among Adolescent Girls Through Participatory Design 5.522
Feb 21, 2017
Colloquium: Alexis Hiniker (University of Washington) 5.522
Mar 07, 2017
Colloquium: Shaun Kane (University of Colorado, Boulder) 5.522
Mar 21, 2017
Esther L. Stallmann Lecture: David Kim (U. Delaware) 5.522
Apr 04, 2017
Colloquium: Steven Buchanan (University of Strathclyde) 5.522
Apr 11, 2017
Colloquium: Robert Gehl (University of Utah) 5.522
Apr 18, 2017
Colloquium: Thomas Ploetz (Georgia Tech) 5.522
May 02, 2017
Colloquium: Steve Whittaker (UC Santa Cruz) 5.522
Apr 14, 2017
Dan Sholler Dissertation Defense 5.522
Apr 03, 2017
Julia Bullard Dissertation Defense 5.522
Apr 12, 2017
Caroline Stratton Dissertation Defense 5.522
Feb 07, 2017
Colloquium: Yuhao Zhu (UT Austin/Harvard): The Watt Wise Web 5.522
Feb 14, 2017
Colloquium: Joel Chan (Carnegie Mellon): Understanding and Augmenting Creative Inspiration: The Tricky Case of Prior Knowledge 5.522
Mar 31, 2017
Eunyoung Moon Dissertation Defense 5.522
Feb 20, 2017
Colloquium: Jeff Bigham (CMU): Transitioning Crowd-Powered Systems to Computation 5.522
Mar 03, 2017
Dissertation Proposal: Ivan Watkins 5.522
Mar 02, 2017
Colloquium: Jakki Bailey (Stanford): An Immersive Childhood: Virtual Reality’s Influence on Children’s Cognitive Skills and Social Behaviors 5.522
May 09, 2017
Jennifer Raye Research Colloquium 5.522
Oct 17, 2017
Colloquium 5.522
Oct 31, 2017
How to Write A Diversity Statement Workshop 5.522
Jan 16, 2018
Colloquium: Paul Navrátil (UT TACC) 5.522
Mar 03, 2015
iConference Practice Talks (Daniel Carter, Ken Fleischmann, James Howison) 5.522 (Large Conference Room)
Jul 28, 2015
Capstone Poster Presentation iSchool 1st Floor Hallway
May 07, 2015
PERSPECTIVES Talk: Douglas Shuga and Jessica Finnigan from Indeed UTA 1.208
Apr 30, 2015
PERSPECTIVES Talk: Paige Maguire and Michael Redding (Springbox), and Christine Holcomb (Adonit) UTA 1.208
Apr 23, 2015
PERSPECTIVES Talk: Matt Manning, Kevin Dodds, & Selene Arrozolo from Information Evolution UTA 1.208
Apr 16, 2015
PERSPECTIVES Talk: Joel Lang (CSID) and Kirk Yoshida (Strategic Partnerships) UTA 1.208
Apr 09, 2015
PERSPECTIVES Talk: Erica Jimenez and Lance McNeill (City of Austin Innovation Office) UTA 1.208
Apr 02, 2015
PERSPECTIVES Talk: Ted Lehr (City of Austin) and Jamila Zakari (Austin Fire Department) UTA 1.208
Mar 12, 2015
PERSPECTIVES Talk: Panel on Records Management UTA 1.208
Mar 05, 2015
PERSPECTIVES Talk: Jessica Meyerson (Briscoe Center) and Scott Williams (ArtPace) UTA 1.208
Feb 26, 2015
PERSPECTIVES Talk: Suzanne Carroll and Emily Bulger (XO Group Inc.) UTA 1.208
Feb 19, 2015
PERSPECTIVES Talk: Panel on Digital Media & User Experience UTA 1.208
Feb 12, 2015
PERSPECTIVES Talk: Liz Gushee (Harry Ransom Center) and Irena Klaic (Austin Community College) UTA 1.208
Feb 05, 2015
PERSPECTIVES Talk: John Stansbury (RetailMeNot) UTA 1.208
Jan 29, 2015
PERSPECTIVES Talk: Lance Hayden (Cisco) UTA 1.208
Jan 22, 2015
PERSPECTIVES Talk: Elizabeth Winkler (SpredFast) UTA 1.208
Feb 03, 2016
Colloquium: Jess Kropczynski (Pennsylvania State): Using Human-Centered Data Analytics to Enhance Smart and Connected Cities UTA 5.522
Apr 29, 2015
Mar 10, 2015
Colloquium: Javed Mostafa (UNC) UTA 5.522
Feb 10, 2015
Colloquium: Rebecca Reynolds (Rutgers) UTA 5.522
Feb 03, 2015
Colloquium: Anne Gilliland (UCLA) UTA 5.522
Jan 30, 2015
Colloquium: Jeffrey Bigham (CMU) UTA 5.522
Jan 27, 2015
Colloquium: Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research) UTA 5.522
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