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.
Creating systems to enable the use and care of digital objects and data over time.
Designing algorithms and methods for computers to perform human language-related tasks.
Transforming the experience people have interacting with technologies.
Collaborating with disability communities, tech companies, and policymakers to make digital technologies accessible for people with disabilities.
Working with social and behavioral data at ever increasing scales for novel purposes.
Exploring the intersection between teams and technology with a focus on potential advances.
Advancing search literacy as a high-priority component of information literacy education.
Examining and evolving current ideas around human aspects of cybersecurity.