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May 1, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity – Provide tech help at Clark Lindsey Retirement Village

Become one of the U of I Tech Volunteers at Clark-Lindsey Village — a retirement community located just south of campus.

October 23, 2020

Survey on student interest in Games Studies & Design

Through support from the provost, the Informatics program is working on behalf of several campus units on proposals to create both an undergraduate and graduate minor in Game Studies & Design. We are currently gauging student interest and ask for students and faculty/staff who work with students to share your opinions: Faculty/Staff: Undergraduate students: Graduate …

October 23, 2020

Siva Ratna Kumari Narisetti Defends Dissertation

Doctoral Candidate Siva Narisetti successfully defended her dissertation, “Utility of Agricultural Mobile Apps Among Rural Indian Farmers”, on April, 1st and plans to graduate December 2020. She is currently a faculty member at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in Computer Science. Program Area: Data Analytics and Information Visualization Design, Technology and Society Research: My research interests …

October 1, 2020

PhD Student Gerry Derkson named TIER-ED Graduate Fellow for 2020-2021

Informatics PhD student Gerry Derkson was named a TIER-ED Graduate Fellow for 2020/2021. My PhD research topic centers on using data taken from toys that aids children who have difficulty making decisions or suffer mild forms of autism. Particularly, I am interested in designing toys that are couched in stories that can extend their narratives …

October 1, 2020

Santiago Nuñez-Corrales Defends Dissertation

Doctoral Candidate Santiago Nuñez-Corrales successfully defended his dissertation, “A Generalized Theory of Interactions and Related Computational Infrastructure for their Universal and Efficient Investigation”, on September, 30th. Program Area: Cognitive Science and Language Processing Research: My current research work is aimed at understanding Complex Multiscale Stochastic Systems -systems with irreducible noise that can be described at …

October 1, 2020

iSchool to assume administration of Informatics programs

Effective August 16, administration of the Illinois Informatics Institute will be transferred from the Office of the Provost to the School of Information Sciences. This will be a hosting relationship that preserves the multidisciplinary nature of the Institute’s programs, which are managed by several colleges including the iSchool. “The iSchool is very excited to welcome …

September 29, 2020

PhD student Daniela Markazi receives scholarship to Grace Hopper Celebration

Informatics PhD student Daniela Markazi was recently awarded the Grace Hopper Celebration Student Scholarship to attend the 2020 Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration. The Grace Hopper Celebration is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists.

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