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Aylin Caliskan

A growing voice in tech policy

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The co-directors of UW’s Tech Policy Lab are familiar with breaking ground and testing new ideas together. Since 2013, they have partnered in research and education to guide conversations around topics with no clear path to an answer or...

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A world of information

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Studying abroad offers students the chance to improve their language skills, to better understand different viewpoints, and to make global connections to what they’ve learned on campus. The University of Washington Information School now...

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Overflowing with ideas

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

With close to 250 students participating and more than 100 on the waitlist, this year’s Winfo Hackathon was the biggest yet. Led by the Women in Informatics student group, the hackathon brought students to the University of Washington...

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MSIM students sharpen skills, build community

Friday, February 2, 2024

More than 50 online students and several alumni from the Information School’s Master of Science in Information Management program gathered at the University of Washington campus for the second annual MSIM Online Student Summit to discuss...

Eric Von Carlos Latham II and Kyle Raychel in front of Suzzallo Library at the UW.

Benefits of hands-on experience

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Resumes, cover letters, interviews — searching for internships can feel overwhelming. While it is no easy feat, the internship experience of seven iSchool students shows the whole process is worthwhile. Eric Von Carlos Latham II...

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iSchool boosts budding entrepreneurs

Monday, January 8, 2024

The promise of AI can be seen in a service like Pivot, which offers mid-career professionals a way to easily switch from one job to another. A nurse who wants to become a data analyst could log on to the career-transition platform,...

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UW Libraries award scholarships to 18 iSchool students

Monday, February 26, 2024

Eighteen Information School students are among the 50 recipients of this year’s UW Libraries Student Employee Scholarship.The recipients will each receive $1,000 through the scholarship, which is funded from a variety of sources including individual donors, the Friends of the UW Libraries, and 14 named...

Mike Teodorescu

Q&A: What is the best route to fairer AI systems?

Thursday, February 15, 2024

In December, the European Union passed the AI Act, the first major law aiming to regulate technologies that fall under the umbrella of artificial intelligence. The legislation might have arrived sooner, but the sudden success of ChatGPT in late 2022 demanded the act be updated.The EU’s act, however, does...

Anind K. Dey

At the iSchool, we welcome the challenges and possibilities of AI

Monday, February 12, 2024

I am a huge proponent of artificial intelligence. In my research, I build systems that identify patterns that can be gleaned from your smartphone or any smart device. By studying student populations, we’ve been able to detect when students are suffering from depression and predict whether their GPAs will...

Nicholas Belkin

ASIS&T honors Nicholas Belkin, '70, for career achievements

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Since earning his Master of Librarianship at the University of Washington in 1970, Nicholas Belkin has had a distinguished career as one of the leading scholars in the field of information science. The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) recently recognized him for it with its...

Mike Teodorescu

Romanian Academy honors iSchool's Mike Teodorescu with research award

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Information School Assistant Professor Mike Teodorescu recently returned to his native Romania to collect a prestigious honor, the Romanian Academy 2023 Mihai Drăgănescu Award for Contributions to the Sciences and Information Technology. The award recognized Teodorescu’s research on machine learning...

Chirag Shah

iSchool's Chirag Shah honored for information behavior research

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Information School Professor Chirag Shah is the recipient of this year’s ASIS&T SIG USE Outstanding Contributions to Information Behavior Research Award, which recognizes one scholar each year for their body of work in the field.Shah’s work in intelligent information access systems focuses...

Aditya Ramani

Childhood inspiration leads Informatics alum to a future in public health

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

As a child, Aditya Ramani dreamed of a career in medicine. But when he had to dissect a pig in his 10th-grade science class, he learned he didn’t have the stomach for some aspects of the medical field.“After having to do the dissection, I remember thinking, ‘I can’t be a doctor. I need to find a...

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