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Improving Fairness and Trust in AI Used for College Admissions and Language Translation

April 15, 2022 | Tom Ventsias

iSchool Assistant Professor Dr. Ge Gao joins $1.6M NSF/Amazon-funded project to develop algorithms and protocols that can improve the efficiency, …

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HCIL Faculty and Students to Participate in CHI 2022

April 12, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

23 members of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab will present their research at prestigious HCI conference.

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FOX5: Amazon’s ‘just walk out’ technology

April 7, 2022 | iSchool News Staff

iSchool Associate Professor Dr. Jessica Vitak shares her views on the data and privacy concerns surrounding Amazon’s new shopping technology.

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VisUMD publication on Medium.com (Image courtesy of Nightingale)

Blog This: Transforming How Students Engage and Learn from Visualization Research

March 28, 2022 | iSchool News Staff

Writer Alexandra Khoo chats with iSchool Professor Niklas Elmqvist about the origins of his popular data visualization blog, VisUMD.

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iSchool Professor Receives $1 Million NSF CAREER Grant to Develop Data Science Curriculum

March 28, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

Dr. David Weintrop will be working with D.C. Public Schools to address inequities in high school data science education.

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iSchool Professor Dr. Tamara Clegg Stars in Nickelodeon Commercial

February 14, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

Clegg is an expert in youth experience and digital practices working with Nickelodeon to enhance its online learning platform, Noggin.

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HR Brew: Employee surveillance is exploding with remote work (feat. Jessica Vitak)

January 27, 2022 | UMD iSchool Staff

Journalist Sam Blum examines how the expansion of worker surveillance runs the risk of shattering employees’ trust.

HCIL Founder Receives IEEE Test of Time Award for Treemap Research

November 15, 2021 | Hayleigh Moore

The award recognizes a conference paper from 20 years ago whose contents have had a major impact within and beyond the visualization community.

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UMD Researchers Awarded $159K NSF Grant to Expand Wi-Fi Access in Regional Parks

September 8, 2021 | Melissa Brachfeld

iSchool’s Beth Bonsignore joins interdisciplinary team to expand Wi-Fi infrastructure in urban greenspaces.