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UMD Researchers Awarded Grant to Study Pretrial Detention in Criminal Cases Across MD

December 13, 2022 | Laurie Robinson

According to lead investigator, Dr. Zubin Jelveh, there is still a gap in understanding how decisions are made about who should be detained.

A farmer tends crops in Uganda, an area where bias in AI algorithms monitoring global crop health might misinterpret data due to a lack of knowledge of local growing methods. Photo by Nuno Almeida, Dreamstime.com

A farmer tends crops in Uganda, an area where bias in AI algorithms monitoring global crop health might misinterpret data due to a lack of knowledge of local growing methods. Photo by Nuno Almeida, Dreamstime.com

UMD Co-leads $750K NSF, Amazon Project to Tackle AI Bias in Mapping

July 20, 2022 | Rachael Grahame | Maryland Today

INFO College’s Dr. Sergii Skakun will play a key role in building the system that could enable fairer, safer decisions on resource distribution

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(Video) Search Mastery Speaker Series: Manchester vs. Cranfield

May 5, 2022 | iSchool News Staff

A discussion about why we answer questions, and how a new paradigm can justify crafting search queries that go beyond information seeking.

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Can a Strategy Game Help AI Learn to Spot Scammers?

April 27, 2022 | Maria Herd

iSchool Associate Professor, Dr. Jordan Boyd-Graber, joins team of researchers awarded $1M to support U.S. Military’s cybersecurity fight.

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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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(Video) Search Mastery Speaker Series: Supporting Children’s Online Information Discovery

April 6, 2022 | iSchool News Staff

Dr. Jerry Alan Fails and Dr. Sole Pera present CAST, a new search engine interface developed to empower emergent searchers and improve their info …

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Seven iSchool Undergraduates Join UMD’s First Sprinternship™

February 8, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

The students worked to create solutions to cybersecurity, IT, and other tech challenges while exploring career opportunities in information scien …

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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.