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.
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.
“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.”
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...
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...
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.
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.