Mohammad Amanzadeh Defends Dissertation

Doctoral Candidate Mohammad Amanzadeh successfully defended his dissertation, “A MATHEMATICAL INTERPRETATION OF HUMAN BODY MOVEMENT” on March 10th and will graduate May 2022. Program Area: Art & Cultural Informatics Research: My primary research interest is on using computing and information science to cooperate in solving the problems of natural sciences through Machine Learning and Scientific […]

Monica Porteanu Defends Dissertation

Doctoral Candidate Monica Porteanu successfully defended her dissertation, “DECISION-MAKING FOR A REGENERATIVE SOCIETY:VOICE-BASED EMOTION AI” on February 28th and will graduate May 2022. Program Area: Design, Technology, and Society Research: My research focuses on decision making for the regenerative society. I aim to shape engagements that inspire and drive progress and positive change for individual […]

Ryan Ingebritsen Defends Dissertation

Doctoral Candidate Ryan Ingebritsen successfully defended his dissertation, “AUDITORY KINESTHESIA: A FRAMEWORK TO FACILITATE THE DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE OF INTERACTIVE MUSIC SYSTEMS” on February 22nd and will graduate May 2022. Program Areas: Art and Cultural Informatics & Design, Technology, and Society Research: My research is focused on the performance practice of interactive and data driven […]

Yaguang Sun Defends Dissertation

Doctoral Candidate Yaguang Sun successfully defended his dissertation, “NEW CHALLENGES FOR SMARTPHONE APPS AMONG CHINESE URBAN OLDER PERSONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC” on February 4th and will graduate May 2022. Program Area: Design, Technology, and Society Research: I have worked for more than a decade on the influence of advanced technology on design theory development. […]

James Balamuta awarded 2022 Psychometric Society Dissertation Prize

James Balamuta a 2021 Informatics Ph.D. graduate was recently awarded the 2022 Psychometric Society Dissertation Prize for his dissertation “Bayesian Estimation of Restricted Latent Class Models: Extending priors, link functions, and structural models“. The Psychometric Society Dissertation Prize recognizes at most one outstanding Ph.D. dissertation each year, written in any field covered by the journal Psychometrika. Criteria […]

Si Chen Defends Dissertation

Doctoral Candidate Si Chen successfully defended her dissertation, ““Urban Informatics Systems Science Using Engaging Interface and Machine Learning in Spatial-temporal Analysis” on December 7th and will graduate May 2022. Program Area: Spacial Informatics Research: My research goal is to combine advanced technology with urban plan-making process to support more reasonable and sustainable planning scenarios. Spatial […]

Informatics Minor Minseok Jung and team win MIT Policy Hackathon

Informatics Minor, Minseok Jung and his team Policy4ALL took first place in the 2021 MIT Policy Hackaton. The 2021 challenge required participants to draft a policy brief on how governments around the world approach moderating online content. Jung and his team took the top prize among 10 teams and over 480 applicants.

Just Announced-Game Studies & Design Minor

Informatics is pleased to announce the addition of the Games Studies & Design Minor. Course registration is open and zoom advising sessions will begin this week for students. The Game Studies & Design minor offers a set of courses that foster critical skills in academic game studies and technical skills in game design. The minor will […]

Postdoctoral Teaching Associate Position in Game Studies Program

School of Information Sciences Postdoctoral Teaching Associate in Game Studies Program Deadline for full consideration – December 15, 2021 The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) postdoctoral teaching associate program seeks to provide mentoring and community support in order to prepare candidates for tenure-stream assistant professor or other permanent appointments inside and outside of academia. Each […]