Amy Ko, Michael Ernst (Principal Investigator; UW CSE), Jennifer Mankoff (UW CSE), and Zachary Tatlock (UW CSE) were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study FMitF: Formal Verification of Accessibility. This $738,125 (amount awarded to date) research project begins this January 2019. Congratulations!
Quinn DuPont accepted an invitation to speak to the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington DC on the topic of cryptocurrencies and blockchains. He will speak to Christopher Wray, Director of the FBI, Andrei Iancu, Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, and Valerie Szczepanik, Associate Director (aka "crypto czar") of the Securities and Exchange Commission, among others.
- Published an article in Children & Libraries titled, Facing the black child: the bold direction of twenty-first century picturebooks.
- Accepted an invitation to be on a diversity keynote panel for the 2019 Texas Library Association Annual Conference along with Isabel Quintero (Gabi, Girl in Pieces), Stacey Lee (Under a Painted Sky), and Derrick Barnes (Crown: Ode to the Fresh Cut).
Cheryl A. Metoyer, Associate Professor Emerita, received the Legacy Award at the third National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) last weekend for her contributions to: librarianship; assistance to American Indian libraries, museums and archives; and her mentorship of the next generation of Native librarians and educators. The award was given by the American Indian Library Association. At the conference, Naomi Bishop—one of her former UW LIS students—received a 2018 Rising Leader Award.
Caroline Pitt, along with Adam Bell, Rose Strickman, and Katie Davis, had an article accepted for the January issue of Information and Learning Science titled, “Supporting learners’ STEM-oriented career pathways with digital badges.”
Annie Searle testified on behalf of the Seattle Public Library budget for 2019 at the Seattle City Council budget hearings, representing the Seattle Public Library Foundation. She highlighted the fact that 27% of the library’s current budget comes from public levy funds about to expire.
- Gave the keynote address for the National Association for Business Economists (NABE) 60th Anniversary Conference Dinner in Boston. This is one of the premier business economic conferences, with past presidents including Alan Greenspan and other Federal Reserve Governors.
- Co-authored with Carl T. Bergstrom the paper titled, Why scatter plots suggest causality, and what we can do about it on the arXiv, which was subsequently featured in Nature and FastCompany.
- Will run a workshop for the Whatcom County Library System in Bellingham about misinformation and engaging the public on the topic of “fake news.”