UMD iSchool Research
Driven by the pursuit of new ideas and big discoveries, faculty, researchers, and students at UMD’s iSchool are combining principles of information science with cutting-edge technology to foster access to information, improve information interfaces, and expand how information is used. We tackle significant, real-world information challenges from diverse perspectives such as communication, information retrieval, policy, computer science, education, archives, business, human factors, law, humanities, and more. Our discoveries empower, inspire, and connect individuals and communities.
Areas of Expertise
Contributing groundbreaking innovation and thought-leadership to library and information science.
Bringing digital tools and methods to the study and experience of humanities.
Exploring the conjunction of emerging computational methods with big data and archival practice.
Examining the human context of privacy and cybersecurity to develop real-world solutions.
Understanding the risks, impacts, motivators, and benefits of online information sharing.
Integrating people, data, devices, infrastructure, and institutions to realize the potential of communities.
Supporting information and technology practices and policies that break down barriers.
Developing advanced user-focused interfaces and design methodologies that are shaping the future of technology.
Pioneering information technologies and solutions that are accessible and usable for people of all abilities.
Exploring emerging technologies and trends to advance human capabilities in the workplace.
Improving the ability to access, understand, and make use of health information.
Creating new avenues for youth learning, communication, play, and self-expression.
Harnessing the potential of data science for world-changing social applications.
Developing methods that allow computers to perform learned tasks autonomously, creating practical solutions for human needs.