Future of Work

Future of Work

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

Research Projects

How COVID-19 is Changing Workplace Surveillance: American Workers’ Experiences & Privacy Expectations When Working From Home

Principal Investigator(s): Jessica Vitak
Funder: Other
Funder: SSRC Rapid-Response Research Grants 2020
Investigating American workers' attitudes toward workplace surveillance, including employers' collection of their data for workplace monitoring and efficiency tracking, which has shifted to working-at-home surveillance due to Covid-19.
Research Areas: Future of Work

CRII: CHS: Investigating Multilingual Teams Communication and Collaborative Writing

Principal Investigator(s): Ge Gao
This project investigates new ways to create grounding in multilingual teams engaged in collaborative writing. It will improve understanding and develop new tools.

Human-Agent Teaming on Intelligence Tasks

Principal Investigator(s): Susannah Paletz
Investigator(s): Adam Porter
Our goal is to create a platform for running experiments that would simulate an AI intervention into intelligence analysis tasks, specifically involving a human shift handover. Participants would work through materials, including notes and feedback from the “previous” analyst, to solve a fictional intelligence task. This study examines how potential AIs can influence team cognition and decision making.
Research Areas: Future of Work



Future of Work News

Maryland Today: Well-versed in the Metaverse

  • iSchool News

    Professor Jennifer Golbeck discusses what the future of the internet will look like. 

STEM Education Struggle in the U.S.: The Key Piece We’ve Been Missing

  • UMD iSchool Staff

    In The Promise of Access, Dr. Daniel Greene shares a radical perspective on why tech solutions aren’t solving complex social problems such as STEM education and the digital divide. Join the conversation 4/30 or request a talk. 

Jesse Anderson, InfoSci '22, to Compete as Finalist in the UMD Do Good Challenge!

  • UMD iSchool Staff

    Anderson and partner Veeraj Shah's startup nonprofit organization, Chat Health, will be showcased as the competition continues through April 2021.