Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff News

Science Magazine: U.S. Law Sets Stage for Boost to Artificial Intelligence Research, featuring Vanessa Frias-Martinez

  • iSchool News

    Working to improve public transit, Dr. Vanessa Frias-Martinez is using a combination of cloud computing and AI.

The Associated Press: Despite Promise, Few in US Adopting COVID-19 Exposure Apps, featuring Jessica Vitak

  • iSchool News

    Dr. Jessica Vitak explains why Americans have been hesitant to use COVID-19 contact tracing smartphone tools. 

The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Conspiracy Theories, Math And The Presidential Election, featuring Jen Golbeck

  • iSchool News

    Dr. Jen Golbeck explains why Benford's Law cannot be used to identify voter fraud in the 2020 election. 

UMD iSchool @ the ACM's 2020 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW)

  • Jessica Vitak

    UMD iSchool's Dr. Jessica Vitak discusses the college's robust participation in the ACM's prestigious CSCW 2020 Conference.

Cogitatio Press: Strengthening Children’s Privacy Literacy through Contextual Integrity

  • iSchool News

    A team of UMD iSchool researchers aim to strengthen children's privacy literacy.

Faculty Spotlight: Adjunct Lecturer, Nancy Roderer

  • iSchool News

    An "iSchool hanger-on," Nancy began a long association with the school as a student and has returned sporadically over the years to teach, advise, and work on projects.

Staff Spotlight: IT Coordinator, Allan Oliveros

  • iSchool News

    Allan is currently focused on providing tech support to faculty and staff to make sure they are able to use tech equipment just as effectively as they would on campus during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

PhD Student Spotlight: Xiaoyun Huang

  • iSchool News

    Xiaoyun is currently exploring how people present themselves across their social media ecosystems and what factors could influence their self-presentation.

Faculty Spotlight: Assistant Professor, Naeemul Hassan

  • iSchool News

    Naeemul is focused on computational journalism and social sensing, working on a number of projects with faculty and staff from the UMD Computational Journalism Lab. 

Social Media’s Impact on the 2020 Presidential Election: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  • Hayleigh Moore & Mia Hinckle

    Social media has been a tool for boosting civic engagement, but also a vehicle for surprisingly convincing fake news and videos.