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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.

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.

Dr. Niklas Elmqvist & Purdue to Develop Virtual Reality Workforce Training Tech

  • Mia K. Hinckle

    Funded by a $5M NSF Grant to develop more effective workforce training methods using augmented, virtual, and extended realities.

UMD iSchool Faculty and Students Lead the Way at the ASSETS 2020 Conference

  • Mia K. Hinckle

    As a leader in the development of and advocacy for accessible information technology, systems, and research – the UMD iSchool is represented broadly in this year’s event.

A Tale of Two Identities: How Data Literacy Can Serve Underrepresented Student-Athletes in STEM

  • Hayleigh Moore

    Examining how health and fitness data tracking tools can help athletes learn about data literacy, inspire STEM pursuits, and simultaneously train for their next game.

SIGACCESS Release: Jonathan Lazar - Outstanding Contribution Recipient 2020


    Dr. Jonathan Lazar was named the winner of the 2020 ACM SIGACCESS Award (Special Interest Groups on Accessible Computing) for Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility. It is the highest award given by ACM SIGACCESS. 

UMD Researchers Receive $2.35M NSF Award to Improve Public Transit Planning in Baltimore

  • Maria Herd

    Dr. Frias-Martinez and team are to build an app for Baltimore residents to contribute their ideas and travel data, a public dashboard to view and discuss the data, and a simulator to test the impact of proposed solutions at a city scale.

(Video) engAGED: Considering Technology and Access for Older Adults Discussion

  • iSchool News

    Research experts from the UMD iSchool and School of Nursing discuss the use of and access to technology among older adults.