News & Events
Assistant Professor Karine Barzilai-Nahon of the UW iSchool is quoted in a recent article in English-language paper The Jerusalem Post. The article describes the debate surrounding Israel's proposed creation of a biometric registry of all of its citizens. A bill proposes creating an Israeli national identity database with two parts, one containing biometric information -- photos and fingerprints -- and another with names and identification numbers. Dr. Barzilai-Nahon is quoted regarding her research into the use of biometric laws in other democratic countries.
UW iSchool Senior Lecturer Barbara Endicott-Popovsky is profiled on the Web site of the College of Graduate Studies at the University of Idaho. In the article, Dr. Endicott-Popovsky talks about her journey from PhD student at the University of Idaho to nationally recognized leader in the effort to protect and defend information systems. Endicott-Popovsky also reflects on how the space program and an encounter with Wernher von Braun fueled her interest in science.
Best Paper Nominees and Awards have been announced for the CHI 2008 conference, to be held April 5-10 in Florence, Italy. Best paper nominees represent the top 5 percent of 714 full papers submitted. Best paper winners represent the top 1 percent, or 7 papers from all 714 submissions. Three papers by University of Washington authors were among the one percent selected as Best Papers. The iSchool's Jacob O. Wobbrock was honored with two Best Paper Awards.