INFO Research Groups

At the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (INFO College), faculty, staff, and students are exploring how people access and use information. From developing smart city technology to creating new archival methods, we seek to improve the individual experience as well as to foster connected communities. Through our research centers, labs and interest groups, we enable discovery, creativity, problem-solving, and fun while tackling real-world challenges and developing impactful solutions. All students are invited to participate in hands-on research and learning with our centers, labs and interest groups. Most groups also host public events bringing together thought leaders of the discipline.

Artificial Intelligence Interdisciplinary Institute at Maryland (AIM)

Artificial Intelligence Interdisciplinary Institute at Maryland (AIM)

A collaborative hub for AI supporting research, learning, and advancing the public good.

Center for Archival Futures (CAFe)

Center for Archival Futures (CAFe)

Creating systems to enable the use and care of digital objects and data over time.

Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (CLIP) Lab

Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (CLIP) Lab

Designing algorithms and methods for computers to perform human language-related tasks.

Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)

Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)

Transforming the experience people have interacting with technologies.

Immigration and International Information Research Alliance (i3r@UMD)

Immigration and International Information Research Alliance (i3r@UMD)

Investigating and advancing immigrants’ information access.

Maryland Initiative for Digital Accessibility (MIDA)

Maryland Initiative for Digital Accessibility (MIDA)

Collaborating with disability communities, tech companies, and policymakers to make digital technologies accessible for people with disabilities.

Organization Teams & Technology Society (OTTRS) Interest Group

Organization Teams & Technology Society (OTTRS) Interest Group

Exploring the intersection between teams and technology with a focus on potential advances.

Search Mastery Interest Group

Search Mastery Interest Group

Advancing search literacy as a high-priority component of information literacy education.

Social Data Science Center (SoDa)

Social Data Science Center (SoDa)

Working with social and behavioral data at ever increasing scales for novel purposes.

Sociotechnical Cybersecurity (STC) Interest Group

Sociotechnical Cybersecurity (STC) Interest Group

Examining and evolving current ideas around human aspects of cybersecurity.

Values-Centered Artificial Intelligence (VCAI) Initiative

Values-Centered Artificial Intelligence (VCAI) Initiative

Integrating research and education across the UMD campus + connecting with high-impact stakeholders to transform how AI is practiced globally.