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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

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Two UMD Info College PhD Students Awarded ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellowships

July 15, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

This year’s Fellows will work to expand social justice curricula and increase support for doctoral students and faculty in LIS fields.

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Alumni Profile: Jane Robbins, PhD ‘72

May 2, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

The iSchool catches up with the its first PhD graduate as she shares her legacy as one of the most influential leaders in library science educati …

PhD Alumni Spotlight: Empowering Kids and Adults to Design Better Together – Greg Walsh, ‘12

April 11, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

Alumni’s PhD experience inspired the launch of two research groups to develop new technology for youth and other in-need communities.

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Preparing for the Big Day

March 4, 2022 | Niklas Elmqvist

Guidelines for defending your Ph.D. proposal or dissertation.

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PhD Alumni Spotlight: Science is a Social Process – Pengyi Zhang, ‘10

February 9, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

Connecting people with technology to enhance decision making, foster collaborative learning, and create more inclusive online communities.

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Work on the Use of Intelligent Voice Assistants by Older Adults Wins ACM TOCHI Best Paper Award

January 28, 2022 | Liz Zogby

The paper by iSchool PhD student Alisha Pradhan, iSchool assistant professor Dr. Amanda Lazar, and University of Washington’s Dr. Leah Findlate …

Congratulations to the Fall 2021 iSchool Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the Fall 2021 iSchool Scholarship Recipients

December 22, 2021 | Mia K. Hinckle

16 students from across programs have been recognized for excellence in their work and studies.

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PhD Alumni Spotlight: No Such Thing as Perfect in Research – Jes Koepfler, ‘14

December 13, 2021 | Hayleigh Moore

Wayfinding through our integrated digital world as a UX research leader.