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Science Magazine: U.S. Law Sets Stage for Boost to Artificial Intelligence Research, featuring Vanessa Frias-Martinez

  • iSchool News

    Working to improve public transit, Dr. Vanessa Frias-Martinez is using a combination of cloud computing and AI.

Alumni Spotlight: A Dream Pursued, A Dream Fulfilled – Preeti Lakhole, MIM 2015

  • Claudia Sanchez

    Preeti advises those interested in data analytics to be prepared to consistently practice solving problem statements and to take advantage of the plethora of readily available datasets online. With endless possible ways to interpret data, the field can be challenging, but Preeti stresses that “practice makes you perfect” and the pay-off in seeing your work be used in critical decisions is one of the most rewarding aspects of the industry. 

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

  • iSchool News

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

The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Conspiracy Theories, Math And The Presidential Election, featuring Jen Golbeck

  • iSchool News

    Dr. Jen Golbeck explains why Benford's Law cannot be used to identify voter fraud in the 2020 election. 

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

  • Press Release

    Data shared by 30M+ Facebook users world-wide will enable earlier detection of COVID-19 outbreaks, help communities to prepare, inform policymakers, and reveal patterns in effective preventative measures.

UMD iSchool @ the ACM's 2020 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW)

  • Jessica Vitak

    UMD iSchool's Dr. Jessica Vitak discusses the college's robust participation in the ACM's prestigious CSCW 2020 Conference.

Cogitatio Press: Strengthening Children’s Privacy Literacy through Contextual Integrity

  • iSchool News

    A team of UMD iSchool researchers aim to strengthen children's privacy literacy.

The Baltimore Sun: Harford County Library CEO Named New Chairwoman of Maryland Humanities Board

  • iSchool News

    As chair of the board, University of Maryland iSchool MLS alumna Mary Hastler will continue Maryland Humanities' racial equity work.

Faculty Spotlight: Adjunct Lecturer, Nancy Roderer

  • iSchool News

    An "iSchool hanger-on," Nancy began a long association with the school as a student and has returned sporadically over the years to teach, advise, and work on projects.

Staff Spotlight: IT Coordinator, Allan Oliveros

  • iSchool News

    Allan is currently focused on providing tech support to faculty and staff to make sure they are able to use tech equipment just as effectively as they would on campus during the COVID-19 Pandemic.