Himan Abdollahpouri

Himan Abdollahpouri

PhD Student
Information Science
Himan Abdollahpouri is a Ph.D. student in the information science department at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a member of That Recommender Systems Lab under the supervision of Prof. Robin Burke who is one of the pioneers of the recommender systems research area. Himan's thesis is on recommender systems and personalization. In particular, he is working on a new trending topic called Multistakeholder recommendation where the goal is...
Janghee Cho

Janghee Cho

PhD Student
Information Science
Janghee Cho is an Information Science Ph.D. student working with Professor Stephen Voida. His main research interest is how people adapt and leverage information and communication technologies into their daily lives using multidisciplinary methods. Janghee has a MA degree in Media and Information from Michigan State University and a BA degree in Mass Communication from Yonsei University, South Korea. Outside of his research, he enjoys traveling, cooking and drinking beer.
Ashlynn Daughton

Ashlynn Daughton

PhD Student
Information Science
Ashlynn Daughton is an information science PhD student interested in leveraging Internet data to better inform public health decision makers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BS in molecular biology) and Boston University (MA in public health concentrating in maternal and child health and epidemiology). She works with Michael Paul at CU Boulder, and holds a position at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Analytics, Intelligence...
Jim Dykes

Jim Dykes

PhD Student
Information Science
Jim Dykes is a first-year doctoral student. He is a statistician at the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) at CU Boulder. Prior to IBS, he was a technologist designing computer systems and security. He has worked as a statistician at both UC Davis and Dartmouth designing and analyzing medical, social and agricultural research. He holds a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics from Utah State University.
Brianna Dym

Brianna Dym

PhD Student
Information Science
Brianna Dym is a 2nd year Information Science PhD Student researching marginalized populations online and the different ways marginalized groups seek to empower themselves through technology. She has a background in English and sociolinguistics, with a masters degree from the University of Alaska. She got her start in researching online communities and their digital literacy practices. She is currently researching online LGBTQIA communities within fandom sites like Tumblr and Archive...
Mikhaila Friske

Mikhaila Friske

PhD Student
Information Science
Mikhaila Friske is a Ph.D. student studying information science in the College of Media, Communication and Information. She received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in 2017. Advised by Laura Devendorf, Mikhaila researches smart textiles and textile design software in the Unstable Design Lab. Mikhaila's interests include exploring the cross-section between handcraft and technology; and technologies that empower underrepresented groups.
Natalie Garrett

Natalie Garrett

PhD Student
Information Science
Natalie Garrett is an Information Science PhD student working with Prof. Casey Fiesler. Natalie's interests are in research ethics and computer science ethics education. Prior to becoming a doctoral student, she held positions as a founding team member of a local Boulder software startup, consulted with international EdTech startups and had a career in higher education administration. She is a graduate of Prescott College (BA in Environmental Studies) and University...
Xiaolei huang

Xiaolei Huang

PhD Student
Information Science
Xiaolei Huang is a 3rd year PhD student in Information Science. Broadly speaking, his research interest is in machine learning/text mining and natural language processing (NLP). His current research focuses on domain adaptation and transfer learning, where he has created techniques to improve the performance of document classifiers. Other research interests include Named Entity Recognition, where he has built a transfer learning framework that transfers English knowledge to other low-resourced...
Aaron Jialun Jiang

Jialun "Aaron" Jiang

PhD Student
Information Science
Jialun “Aaron” Jiang is an information science PhD student who does research in social computing, online communities and social media using a combination of qualitative, quantitative and computational methods. He is interested in how people navigate the ambiguity that pervades our everyday lives and social relationships, and how algorithms can learn from the ways people make decisions in these uncertain situations. Aaron has a degree in Computer Science from the...
Morgan Klaus Scheuerman

Morgan Klaus Scheuerman

PhD Student
Information Science
Morgan Klaus Scheuerman is an Information Science PhD student interested in exploring the ways individuals with diverse gender identities interact with technology. He grew up in Maryland, where he earned a Bachelor of Art in Communication & Media Studies with a minor in Gender Studies at Goucher College and a Master of Science in Human-Centered Computing at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His master thesis work focused on the way...
Wendy Norris

Wendy Norris

PhD Student
Information Science
Wendy Norris is an Information Science PhD student and works with Prof. Stephen Voida to explore how time and temporality are represented in humanitarian socio-technical systems. Her work is situated in crisis informatics, human-computer interaction, social computing, and digital humanitarian networks. She brings extensive industry experience in online platform development, crowdsourcing/peer production systems, and user-centered design processes. Prior to graduate school, Wendy held professional fellowships at Stanford University, University of...
Anthony Pinter

Anthony Pinter

PhD Student
Information Science
Anthony Pinter is an Information Science PhD student who studies how audiences interpret identity presentations and identity shifts in online environments. His main thread of research focuses on how transgender users present themselves on social media, and how their audiences interpret and respond to these identity presentations. Prior to CU Boulder, Anthony completed his BS and MS in Information Science from Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology. At...
Dianna Radpour

Dianna Radpour

PhD Student
Information Science
Dianna is a PhD student in Information Science researching natural language processing and machine learning methods to solve real-world problems. She holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin in Linguistics, and an MS in Computational Linguistics from the University at Buffalo, and is now working with Dr. Michael Paul at CU Boulder. In the past, she worked on deep learning methods for sarcasm detection in Yelp reviews,...
Fuji Robledo

Fuji Robledo

PhD Student
Information Science
Fuji Robledo is an Information Science PhD student who is interested in how data impacts nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to the community (such as a mental health clinic). She is a member of the Philanthropic Informatics Lab with Dr. Amy Voida. Prior to CU, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Master of Science in clinical social...
Janet Ruppert

Janet Ruppert

PhD Student
Information Science
Janet Ruppert is a PhD student in Information Science working to increase tech literacy for kids and families in an accessible and playful way. Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, she joined Dr. Ricarose Roque’s lab after receiving her bachelor’s in Management Information Systems from the University of Alabama, where she studied the design and use of large-scale, distributed information systems. She became interested in creative group project-based computer science education...
Nasim Sonboli

Nasim Sonboli

PhD Student
Information Science
Nasim (na-seem) Sonboli is an Information Science Ph.D. student and a member of That Recommender Systems Lab ( http://www.that-recsys-lab.net/ ) working under supervision of Prof. Robin Burke, a pioneer in the field of recommender systems. She’s working on the fairness, accountability and transparency of recommendation algorithms and has several publications in ACM FAT* Conference and ACM Recommender Systems Conference. She got her master’s degree with distinction in Predictive Analytics from...
Jordan Wirfs-Brock

Jordan Wirfs-Brock

PhD Student
Information Science
Jordan Wirfs-Brock is an Information Science PhD student interested in how unexpected mechanisms - sound, art, taste, participatory experiences - can help people understand quantitative data. Before that, Jordan was a data journalist with Inside Energy, a public media collaboration, where she told complex stories in approachable ways using graphics, podcasting, live performances and more. If Jordan isn't at her computer, she's probably trail running.
Junnan Yu

Junnan Yu

PhD Student
Information Science
Junnan Yu is a second-year PhD student in Information Science. Advised by Professor Ricarose Roque, his research is focused on interactive learning technologies for children. Currently, he is working on toys and kits that can help cultivate computational thinking in young children through creative expression and coding. Before joining CU, he received a BE and MA degree in design from Zhejiang University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, respectively...