iSchool students pursue research opportunities in all degree programs, working with faculty, external partners and other students to explore diverse subjects like information ethics, big data, social media and cybersecurity. Student research is celebrated in public research events, including the annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium and the iSchool’s Capstone event. Students also present their research posters and papers at a wide variety of academic and professional association conferences.
Student Research Profiles
We asked students and alumni about their experience with research while at the iSchool, why it was interesting to them, and why they would recommend that other students get involved with research. Read their stories:
Vijay is an MSIM student working with Joshua Blumenstock on a big data analytics research project involving mobile phone data from Afghanistan.
Ram is an MSIM student working with Joshua Blumentstock on his data mining research on call detail records of major telecom provider.
Marisol (MSIM 2013) participated in the Fearless Cards Project, an initiative led by Ricardo Gómez that aims at helping under-served communities overcome their emotional barriers to learn computer skills.
Violet (MLIS 2013) participated in research with Allyson Carlyle to evaluate and bridge the gap between theoretical research into cataloging and the day-to-day issues that catalogers encounter.
Cherry (MLIS 2013) is an alumna who studied the information behavior and technology challenges of a very unique group of people and came up with a solution to a complex problem.