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UMSI welcomes new faculty in fall 2019

Eight new assistant professors will join the School of Information faculty in fall 2019.

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Ron Eglash discusses ethnocomputing on Chicago’s WBEZ

Ron Eglash was recently featured in an interview on NPR affiliate WBEZ’s program Worldview, a show about how race, ethnicity, gender, identity, the environment, religion, politics and economics drive and shape the news.

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Bring on the Technology Bans

Professor Kentaro Toyama, writing for "The Conversation," urges caution in the race for more technology.

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DARPA Award for more responsive AI that combines human and machine

The goal of Lasecki’s proposal is to create methods for making AI systems more robust and flexible.

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Veinot guest edits JAMIA special issue and co-authors CCC research agenda on health equity

UMSI associate professor Tiffany Veinot, is a guest editor of the August/September issue of The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. This special double issue of JAMIA focuses on health equity.

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U-M alumna brings new life to Meredith Bixby's famous marionettes

Hilary Severyn archived and digitally preserved an unusual cultural treasure trove of puppets, backdrops, stage props and more. 

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Facilitating a smooth technological transition for citizens returning from prison

Kentaro Toyama and his team study returning citizens' struggle to find work and reintegrate due to a lack of digital literacy. 

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Advertising in apps: Decisions behind those targeted, sometimes invasive ads we see

A new study shows that app creators are not making decisions about which ads are attached to their apps, but they are picking which ad networks are used. 

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Designing social technology for rural areas

UMSI PhD student says current profit-focused model doesn't work. 

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Tiffany Veinot appointed to new associate deanship at UMSI

Pending regental approval, the new position will lead activities on behalf of the faculty performed by the Dean's office.

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