UMD iSchool Research Centers & Labs

At the iSchool, faculty and students are exploring how people access and use information. From developing smart city technology to creating new archival methods, we seek to improve the individual experience as well as to foster connected communities. At UMD research centers and labs, we enable discovery, creativity, problem-solving, and fun while tackling real-world challenges and developing impactful solutions. All students are invited to participate in hands-on research and learning at our centers and labs.

Social Data Science Center (SoDA)

The Social Data Science Center (SoDA) — a Center established by the College of Information Studies and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences — is an inter‐disciplinary academic and research center.

Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (CLIP)

The CLIP Laboratory at the University of Maryland is engaged in designing algorithms and methods that allow computers to effectively and efficiently perform human language-related tasks.

The Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)

The Human-Computer Interaction Lab has a long, rich history of transforming the experience people have with new technologies.

Center for Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI)

The Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI) is a multidisciplinary research network, based at the University of Maryland. CASCI is currently inactive.

Center for Archival Futures (CAFe)

Center for Archival Futures (CAFe) develops and disseminates human-centered approaches to creating the systems, processes, and institutions which enable the use of and care for digital objects and data over time. We take a holistic view of archives and digital curation as a research area, education domain, and growing profession that transcends disciplines and organizational contexts.

Trace Research & Development Center (Trace)

The Trace Research & Development Center has been a pioneer in the field of technology and disability, known for high-impact research and development.