Homecoming

Homecoming 2019

Nov. 7, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 8, we’ll look back to tradition and forward to the future of media, communication and information. Tour the Media Archaeology Lab and Immersive Media Lab during the day, or join us for our Homecoming Happy Hour! You must RSVP for the reception by 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8.

CSCW 2019

Information Science attends the 22nd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing

Nov. 4, 2019

Faculty and students affiliated with the Department of Information Science will be presenting work at the CSCW 2019 conference, the premier venue for research on computer-supported cooperative work and social computing.

A woman seen through facial recognition software

Facial recognition software has a gender problem

Oct. 10, 2019

“We knew there were inherent biases in these systems around race and ethnicity and we suspected there would also be problems around gender,” said senior author Jed Brubaker, an assistant professor of Information Science. “We set out to test this in the real world.”

INFO student work

Department of Information Science earns awards

Oct. 7, 2019

The Department of Information Science has recently earned several grants and awards from organizations both on and off campus.

Information Science: Papers and Presentations

Oct. 1, 2019

William Aspray and James Cortada just published their book, "From Urban Legends to Political Fact-Checking" (Springer). PhD students Anthony Pinter , Aaron Jiang , Katie Gach , and Jim Dykes , along with Melanie Sidwell (Media Studies) and Prof. Jed Brubaker had a paper titled "'Am I Never Going to...

Information Science: Grants and New Initiatives

Oct. 1, 2019

Prof. Robin Burke was awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for the project "Realizing Fairness in Recommender Systems: Intersectionality, Tools, Explanation". The project will study how concepts of fairness developed for machine learning can be extended to personalized recommender systems in such areas as philanthropy, news and...

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CU Boulder faculty and students tackle trending topics at AEJMC

Aug. 7, 2019

Twenty College of Media, Communication and Information faculty and graduate students are presenting 15 peer-reviewed research papers at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Toronto today through Saturday, Aug. 10.

CMCI graduation

Class of 2019: CMCI student awards

May 8, 2019

Congratulations to all of our 2019 award winners and graduates.

Mozilla Blog: $2.4 Million in Prizes for Schools Teaching Ethics Alongside Computer Science

April 30, 2019

Mozilla is awarding $2.4 million to 17 initiatives that integrate ethics into undergraduate computer science courses.

Vox: How airport scanners discriminate against passengers of color

April 17, 2019

The issue isn’t that the technology itself is racist — instead, as Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, an Information Science PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder and one of the signatories of the letter told The Verge at the time, these technologies “are reinforcing human biases” and perpetuating inequality as a result.

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