UMD iSchool Research Centers & Labs

At the iSchool, faculty and students are exploring how people access and use information. From developing smart city technology to creating new archival methods, we seek to improve the individual experience as well as to foster connected communities. At UMD research centers and labs, we enable discovery, creativity, problem-solving, and fun while tackling real-world challenges and developing impactful solutions. All students are invited to participate in hands-on research and learning at our centers and labs.

Social Data Science Center (SoDA)

The Social Data Science Center (SoDA) — a Center established by the College of Information Studies and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences — is an inter‐disciplinary academic and research center.

Center for Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI)

The Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI) is a multidisciplinary research network, based at the University of Maryland.

Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (CLIP)

The CLIP Laboratory at the University of Maryland is engaged in designing algorithms and methods that allow computers to effectively and efficiently perform human language-related tasks.

Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC)

The DCIC is an iSchool research center that explores how to integrate archived information with new data and how to better access these records to foster historical research engagement.

The Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)

The Human-Computer Interaction Lab has a long, rich history of transforming the experience people have with new technologies.

Trace Research & Development Center (TRACE)

The Trace Research & Development Center has been a pioneer in the field of technology and disability, known for high-impact research and development.