Marika Cifor presented a paper at the Memory Lives On: Documenting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic conference at University of California San Francisco on Oct. 5. Her paper is titled, “Archive as Cure: The Promises of Visual AIDS Activist Archiving.”
Chirag Shah and Ruoyuan Gao presented a paper at the ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2019) in Santa Clara, CA on Oct. 5. Their paper is titled, “How Fair Can We Go: Detecting the Boundaries of Fairness Optimization in Information Retrieval.”
In a Boston Globe article titled, “Smartphone typists are catching up to keyboard users, new study says,” Anind Dey commented on the mobile typing performance data collected by researchers from Aalto University, ETH Zürich, and the University of Cambridge.
- was featured in an article titled, “Every Child Can Become a Lover of Books” published by The Atlantic.
- co-presented with J. Elizabeth Mills and Kathleen Campana, at the seventh Library Research Seminar (LRS VII) at University of South Carolina on Oct. 17. The presentation was titled, "Reaching beyond library walls: A mixed-methods study of library outreach to families in underserved communities."
- was a Native North American panelist at an Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society (Indigenous STS) pre-conference workshop "Advancing Science and Innovation Through Science and Technology" co-hosted by Dr. Kim TallBear and Maui Hudson at the annual Native and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference held at Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand.
- presented a paper on the uses of art and activism through Indigenous social media channels on the panel "Being Indigenous Online: Traversing the Terrain of Social Media" at the annual NAISA conference held at Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand.
- led a workshop for the Peabody Essex Museum's Native American Fellowship program in Salem, Massachusetts.
- served as a keynote speaker at the Rainier Club's annual Laureate Dinner, honoring the work of Preston Singletary (Tlingit) as a glass artist.
- was elected to the Board of Directors for the Native American Art Studies Association.
Stephanie Ballard and Microsoft colleagues Karen Chappell, Mira Lane, and Oscar Murillo received an honorable mention for the 2019 Innovation by Design Awards in the Social Good category for their ethics game Judgment Call.