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A farmer tends crops in Uganda, an area where bias in AI algorithms monitoring global crop health might misinterpret data due to a lack of knowledge of local growing methods. Photo by Nuno Almeida, Dreamstime.com

A farmer tends crops in Uganda, an area where bias in AI algorithms monitoring global crop health might misinterpret data due to a lack of knowledge of local growing methods. Photo by Nuno Almeida, Dreamstime.com

UMD Co-leads $750K NSF, Amazon Project to Tackle AI Bias in Mapping

July 20, 2022 | Rachael Grahame | Maryland Today

INFO College’s Dr. Sergii Skakun will play a key role in building the system that could enable fairer, safer decisions on resource distribution

Fall 2021 Welcome from iSchool Dean Keith Marzullo

August 31, 2021 | Keith Marzullo

Wishing students, staff, and faculty a wonderful and safe Fall semester.

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 iSchool Awards Recipients

May 7, 2021 | iSchool News

The iSchool Awards Committee is pleased to announce the iSchool Awards Recipients for the 2020-2021 academic year!

UMD iSchool Takes #4 Spot in U.S. Rankings

April 7, 2021 | Hayleigh Moore

Library and information studies, youth services, and information systems are among programming areas to earn top-five rankings.

hands holding iPhone with contact tracing app screen

The Associated Press: Despite Promise, Few in US Adopting COVID-19 Exposure Apps, featuring Jessica Vitak

December 9, 2020 | iSchool News

Dr. Jessica Vitak explains why Americans have been hesitant to use COVID-19 contact tracing smartphone tools. 

COVID Symptom Map with varying countries

University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon, and Facebook Team Up to Forecast Coronavirus Spread

November 19, 2020 | Press Release

Data shared by 30M+ Facebook users world-wide will enable earlier detection of COVID-19 outbreaks, help communities to prepare, inform policymak …