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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

Chalkboard drawing of a gun

Dr. Zubin Jelveh: Machine Learning Can Predict Shooting Victimization Well Enough to Help Prevent It

June 27, 2022 | Mia K. Hinckle

Using arrest and victimization records from the Chicago PD, a machine learning model can predict the risk of being shot in the next 18 months.

Photo by Julia M. Cameron

Maryland Today: $6M Award From State to Help Extension Bridge Digital Divide

June 3, 2022 | iSchool News Staff

UMD Info College faculty and students join team to develop programs to help underserved urban and rural communities access broadband internet.

UMD Info College Welcomes New Associate Professor Sheena Erete

May 25, 2022 | iSchool News Staff

Dr. Erete looks to build new community partnerships and engage the local community surrounding UMD in meaningful ways.

A person holding their smartphone up to a kiosk with a QR code on the screen. The kiosk is pinned on a wall with several colorful posters.

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Online-Only Services Offer Safety, But May Limit Access

April 20, 2022 | Liz Zogby

As a result of the covid-19 pandemic, interaction with websites and apps sometimes become the only way to access certain goods and services, leav …

A collage of bright abstract patternswith colours of red, purple, green, andgold frame a hand drawn face with looping black lines. Above the face reads the title of the JournalIncluding Disability. This is also handwritten in beautiful cursive vertically at the centre of the page,overlapping with the colourful cutout

Created by Alex Pilon, Artistic Director, Including Disability

iSchool Faculty and Staff Join Global Team to Launch New Publication

April 15, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

“Including Disability” offers innovative approaches to eliminating systemic barriers and gives voice to disabled people.

University of Maryland President Darryll Pines stands at a podium with the Info Challenge logo behind him on a projector

iSchool Hosts 5th Annual Info Challenge

April 7, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

This week-long event engaged students from across the region in cybersecurity, design, and data analytics projects to tackle real-world informati …

Dean's Lecture Series: Dr. Debbie Chachra

Dean's Lecture Series: Dr. Debbie Chachra

(Video) Dean’s Lecture Series: Rocks, Clouds, and Lightning: Energy, Materiality, and Infrastructural Systems

March 3, 2022 | iSchool News Staff

Dr. Debbie Chachra presents how renewable energy has the potential to transform the material world.

Alphabet Inc.'s defunct Sidewalk Labs: Quayside project, Toronto.

Image: From Alphabet Inc.'s defunct Sidewalk Labs: Quayside project, Toronto.

REAL LIFE MAG: Seeing Without Looking

February 17, 2022 | M.R. Sauter

Sidewalk Toronto is dead, but its legacy shows there are more ways to violate one’s privacy than collecting one’s image.