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FA 2016 Informatics Undergraduate Research Assistants Named

Each year the Illinois Informatics Institute sponsors an undergraduate research assistant competition. INFO PhD students and Faculty Affiliates are invited to be research mentors and are asked to provide a brief description of the project(s) they have available.  All INFO minors are encouraged to apply for these positions, which provide a stipend of $12.50/hour for 8-10 hours/week during the fall semester (with the option to continue through the spring semester provided that the student makes satisfactory progress).  This year Informatics has selected a total of 11 students to work with 10 mentors on a variety of projects from across campus:

  • Adam Rogers (senior in IS/IT) will be working with Dr. Michael Twidale (iSchool) on a project looking at how people learn new technologies
  • Ali Alagha (senior in HPA) will be working with Dr. Ian Brooks (iSchool) on the “INDICATOR: Monitoring the Health of a Community” project
  • Jacob Bentley (senior in ECON/POLI) will be working at the Cline Center for Democracy on a project using text analytics to understand peace, conflict and social change
  • Aishwarya Raj (sophomore in BIOC) will be working with Dr. Liudmila Mainzer (IGB/NCSA) constructing and comparing gene,metabolic and signaling networks for organisms across the tree of life
  • Ehsan Khan (senior in GEOG/GIS) will be working with Dr. Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz (VetMed) on Mapping the Legacy of Arsenic
  • Yixin Zou (senior in ADV) will be working with Aseel Addawood (INFO PhD student) on factors influencing attitude formation for controversial topics
  • Nur Amalina Abdul Razak (junior in Actuarial Science) and Andrew Marturano (senior in PSYC) will be working with Hsiao Ying Huang (INFO PhD student) examining the usability of mobile applications in mental health interventions
  • Toral Shastri (senior in MCB) will be working with Dr. Les Gasser (iSchool) on an NCSA project titled “Simulating Social Systems at Scale”
  • Grant Schumock (junior in NPRE) will be working with Dr. Zahra Mohaghegh (NPRE) in the Socio-Technical Risk Analysis lab
  • Christine Chan (senior in IB)  will be working with Dr. Amy Marshall-Colon (PLBIO) using public datasets to identify signaling crosstalk networks in plants

Internship Positions Available with USC Institute for Creative Technologies

The USC Institute for Creative Technologies has a variety of internship opportunities available involving research in a number of areas, including NLP, AI, user sensing, graphics, storytelling, learning sciences, social science, and more. These are paid 12-week positions, open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and involve a lot of collaboration with researchers and programmers at ICT. A full list of the available positions can be viewed at http://ict.usc.edu/academics/internships/positions/.  Online applications are due by Feb. 17, 2015, and include one letter of recommendation (typically from the student’s advisor).   If you have any questions about this internship program, email Dr. H. Chad Lane, Associate Professor, Dept. of Educational Psychology, and Informatics Institute Faculty Affiliate.

Internship: User Interface Designer, Anheuser-Busch

Internship Available: User Interface Designer, Anheuser-Busch, Research Park

Objective is to design mobile dashboards to display and analyze key performance metrics for one of our business functions.

Need to design a user friendly and intuitive interface to increase adoption of the redesigned application.

Initially the position is a part-time internship for 3 months, but depending on the outcome of the application redesign it could be extended. We are also looking to extend this design to build a framework for better user experience around business intelligence and analytics delivered via desktop and mobile.

Send resume, cover letter, and portfolio (link) to Ayyappadas Sreenivasan, Director – Business Intelligence.