Faculty Now: Fall 2018

Oct. 11, 2018

Faculty updates

CBS Denver: CU Boulder Scientists Using Social Media To Help Disaster Rescue Efforts

Sept. 18, 2018

“We are always searching for better ways in which we can communicate uncertainty and probability and risk to the public,” said Dr. Leysia Palen with the CMCI Department of Information Science. “We have to translate that to a local interpretation about what to do, how to evacuate, how to make...

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Summer at CMCI Now

Sept. 14, 2018

Check out the summer 2018 digital issue of CMCI's magazine, CMCI Now.

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CMCI Now: Keeping an eye on the hurricane

Sept. 10, 2018

Professor Leysia Palen and students are scouring through tweets from the 2017 hurricane season for a project designed to make forecast images easier to understand for those in harm’s way.

YouTube: You're going to die. What will happen to your online life?

Sept. 6, 2018

These days, social media pervades every aspect of our lives. Our Facebook messages, tweets, Instagram posts are more than just data – they’re our identities, our life stories. So what happens to our online lives when we die? Unfortunately, many tech companies don’t have a solution. Scholar & researcher Jed...

The Washington Post: When the ancient taboo of speaking ill of the dead goes online

Aug. 28, 2018

“The Internet has taken our expressions of grief and mourning and made them public in ways that didn’t exist 20 years ago,” said Jed R. Brubaker , a University of Colorado at Boulder information scientist who has studied post-mortem Facebook accounts, among other intersections of death and online culture. “Yes,...

Wired: Was it ethical for Dropbox to share customer data with scientists?

Aug. 7, 2018

Even if the personal names are removed, folder titles and file structures can potentially be used to identify individuals, according to Colorado University Boulder professor Casey Fiesler, who teaches in the Department of Information Science. In a blog post Dropbox's Hinds published on Friday, she appears to directly address that...

9 News: Facebook works to remove progaganda

Aug. 1, 2018

The Senate Intelligence Committee hearing testimony detailing foreign efforts to influence elections.

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KDVR: A Better Barbie

July 30, 2018

She was among many who criticized the book for portraying the iconic doll as being incompetent at her job. Her "remix" led to her becoming a consultant for the e-book accompanying this year's career barbie. Dr. Casey Fiesler was here to tell us how she's helping make robotics engineer barbie...


9NEWS: CU Boulder professor helps Barbie break barriers with new career

July 28, 2018