UMD iSchool Areas of Expertise

Accessibility and Inclusive Design
Pioneering information technologies and solutions that are accessible and usable for people of all abilities. 

Computational Archival Science
Exploring the conjunction of emerging computational methods with big data and archival practice.

Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, and Information Retrieval 
Developing methods that allow computers to perform learned tasks autonomously, creating practical solutions for human needs.

Data Privacy and Sociotechnical Cybersecurity
Examining the human context of privacy and cybersecurity to develop real-world solutions.

Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization
Harnessing the potential of data science for world-changing social applications. 

Digital Humanities
Bringing digital tools and methods to the study and experience of humanities.

Future of Work
Exploring emerging technologies and trends to advance human capabilities in the workplace.

Health Informatics
Improving the ability to access, understand, and make use of health information.

Human-Computer Interaction
Developing advanced user-focused interfaces and design methodologies that are shaping the future of technology.

Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics
Supporting information and technology practices and policies that break down barriers.

Library and Information Science
Contributing groundbreaking innovation and thought-leadership to library and information science.

Smart Cities and Connected Communities
Integrating people, data, devices, infrastructure, and institutions to realize the potential of communities.

Social Networks and Online Communities
Understanding the risks, impacts, motivators, and benefits of online information sharing.

Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices
Creating new avenues for youth learning, communication, play, and self-expression.


73 FACULTY MEMBERS WITH
2 LJ/ALISE EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDEES
 

46 ACTIVE RESEARCH GRANTS AND
6 RESEARCH CENTERS/LABS
 

$35.3M RESEARCH FUNDING FROM 16+ FUNDERS
 

2 ACM FELLOWS AND
5 NSF OR IMLS CAREER GRANTS