Siva Ratna Kumari Narisetti Defends Dissertation

Doctoral Candidate Siva Narisetti successfully defended her dissertation, “Utility of Agricultural Mobile Apps Among Rural Indian Farmers”, on April, 1st and plans to graduate December 2020. She is currently a faculty member at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in Computer Science. Program Area: Data Analytics and Information Visualization & Design, Technology and Society Research: My research […]

PhD Student Gerry Derkson named TIER-ED Graduate Fellow for 2020-2021

Informatics PhD student Gerry Derkson was named a TIER-ED Graduate Fellow for 2020/2021. My PhD research topic centers on using data taken from toys that aids children who have difficulty making decisions or suffer mild forms of autism. Particularly, I am interested in designing toys that are couched in stories that can extend their narratives […]

Santiago Nuñez-Corrales Defends Dissertation

Doctoral Candidate Santiago Nuñez-Corrales successfully defended his dissertation, “A Generalized Theory of Interactions and Related Computational Infrastructure for their Universal and Efficient Investigation”, on September, 30th. Program Area: Cognitive Science and Language Processing Research: My current research work is aimed at understanding Complex Multiscale Stochastic Systems -systems with irreducible noise that can be described at […]

Bashir and Sharma author article in Nature Medicine on privacy protection and COVID-19

iSchool Associate Professor Masooda Bashir and Informatics PhD student Tanusree Sharma have published a paper, “Use of Apps in the COVID-19 Response and the Loss of Privacy Protection,” in Nature Medicine. In the paper, they examine how digital surveillance used to contain the spread of COVID-19 may impact privacy rights. Read the full story on […]

Informatics is hiring!

Informatics at Illinois is seeking a Games Studies Coordinator The deadline to apply is 11/18/19. For further information please contact Candy Edwards at cledward@illinois.edu

Two INFO minors awarded ARL Fellowships for 2019-2020

Two UIUC Informatics minors, Kagen Quiballo and Hailey Vasquez, are among 12 undergraduate students awarded the ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence for 2019-2020. This national fellowship provides awardees with a paid yearlong internship, mentoring and professional development opportunities. Read the full story on the Association of Research Libraries website.

KCH Class Project Results in Competition-Winning Entry

Mikaela Frechette, a master’s student in Kinesiology and Community Health, along with Widya Ramadhani, a Ph.D. student in the School of Architecture, and Thierry Guigma, a Ph.D. student in Health and Medical Informatics, developed an innovative form of fall prevention technology — winning cash prizes in both the AARP Tech Nest competetition, and the Health Make-A-Thon competition.

Read the full story on the College of Applied Health Sciences website.