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Orson Xu

Unlocking devices' insights

Monday, January 9, 2023

The devices we wear and carry in our pockets know a lot about us. They know our movements, our locations, and our attention spans. Orson (Xuhai) Xu thinks they should be more responsive to our needs. “The devices around us should be...

Julius Cecilia

Inspired to improve health care

Monday, January 9, 2023

Julius Cecilia has found it hard to watch his sister, who has life-threatening food allergies, end up in the hospital repeatedly. He wanted to find a way to make life easier for her and for other people who suffer from similar...

Students work in teams at tables

Students innovate at Winfo Hackathon

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

The University of Washington Women in Informatics group (affectionately known as Winfo) gathered on a Saturday in December for its 11th annual hackathon. In a ballroom at the Husky Union Building, 190 students in 50 groups developed unique...

Portrait of Lauren Manes

Power of expression

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Members of the University of Washington community have lacked a tool to declare their pronouns in directory listings, but soon they will have one. Master of Library and Information Science alum Lauren Manes is helping make it happen...

Jacob O. Wobbrock

Lasting impact

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Association for Computing Machinery has honored Information School Professor Jacob O. Wobbrock and colleagues with a 10-year lasting impact award for their groundbreaking work improving how computers recognize stroke...

Gennie Gebhart in front of the San Francisco Public Library

Holding tech giants to account

Monday, November 7, 2022

Gennie Gebhart’s job is far from simple. But she sums it up simply. “I mostly yell at tech companies,” she said. “When I really want to boil down my job description, I say, ‘I make my living yelling at any tech company that is...

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Daniel Chen

Daniel Chen, '22, wins prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

University of Washington Information School alum Daniel Guorui Chen, Informatics ’22, has been named a Marshall Scholar, one of the highest honors available to college graduates in the U.S. Chen plans to attend the University of Cambridge. “I was so surprised when I learned I was awarded. This is such...

Chirag Shah

ACM honors iSchool's Shah as Distinguished Member

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

UW Information School Professor Chirag Shah is among 67 global scholars recognized this year as Distinguished Members of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for their outstanding contributions to the computing field.  The ACM is the world’s largest computing society. It recognizes up to...

Anind K. Dey

In a challenging labor market, we're here to help iSchool alumni

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The current landscape of uncertainty, unpredictability and unease has reached those of us in the once impermeable tech field. We at the iSchool want our alumni to know that we stand with you — especially if the cuts have directly impacted you. As companies look to cut costs in the face of softening...

Katherine Cross and Anna Lauren Hoffmann

Q&A: iSchool researchers on the turbulence at Twitter

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Katherine Cross is a Ph.D. candidate at the Information School whose research focuses primarily on the dynamics of online harassment, particularly on social media. Anna Lauren Hoffmann is an iSchool associate professor who researches the ethical challenges and risks of technologies, and much of her work has...

Marie O'Connell

Informatics student hacks her way to an A in cybersecurity course

Monday, October 31, 2022

Informatics students know how to work hard and earn high grades. One student, Marie O’Connell, found another way to ensure that she earned an A: by hacking her professor.  Andrew Reifers, an associate teaching professor at the University of Washington Information School, offers students a unique...

Mike Teodorescu

iSchool's Teodorescu takes honors for research on improving patent process

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Mike Teodorescu, an assistant professor at the University of Washington Information School, recently marked his arrival by taking top honors in the Technology Innovation Management Division (TIM) at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Seattle. Teodorescu is a co-author of both the Best...

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