- Gave an invited talk at the University of Michigan School of Information’s Data Science/Computational Social Science seminar series: “Understanding and Countering Problematic Information on Social Media Platforms.”
- Hayoung Jung, a CS undergraduate advised by Tanu Mitra, has been awarded a Mary Gates Research Scholarship.
Chirag Shah and Emily M. Bender (UW Linguistics) presented their paper at ACM CHIIR 2022 conference this week: Shah, C. & Bender, E. M. (2022). Situating Search. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR), 221-232. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3498366.3505816
The National Academy of Science has released its final report on a three-part project that provides a guide - Managing Risk Across the Enterprise - and an implementation path for state departments of transportation to develop an enterprise risk management program. Annie Searle has been a member of the special project oversight panel since 2014, which includes the publication of the guide and related tools; the implementation of pilot activities; and a final report, NCHRP Research Report 986, which documents implementation activities of three state departments of transportation, including Washington State. The reports are all now available from the Transportation Research Board at the academy.
Chirag Shah and Emily M. Bender (UW Linguistics) were interviewed by UW News about their new perspective paper that responds to proposals reimagining web search as an application for large language model-driven conversation agents: “Q&A: Preserving context and user intent in the future of web search.”
Dean & Professor Emeritus Mike Eisenberg was interviewed by Shalini Urs for Information Matters about the information field and how we evolved to where we are today. This is an episode of the fireside chat series, InfoFire, by Information Matters.
Annie Searle was interviewed for a recent Crosscut story on ransomware, titled “Rural Washington Agencies Seek Federal Support to Fortify Against Cyberattacks.”