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Information Science

Field Description

Information Science is an interdisciplinary program within the Faculty of Computing and Information Science. It brings together faculty, researchers and students who share an interest in studying digital information.

Information Science examines information systems in their social, cultural, economic, historical, legal, and political contexts. Computer science is an important part of the program, but the emphasis is on systems and their use, rather than on the technologies that underlie them.

Information Systems draws from Computer Science and Operations Research; Human Computer Interaction from Communication, Psychology, and Cognitive Studies; Social Studies of Computing from Science & Technology Studies, Law, and Economics, with many others.

The Ph.D. program has been approved by the Education Department in the State of New York.

The Information Science program is home to several large research groups, including the Human-Computer Interaction group, digital libraries research, and the ePrint arXiv.

 

Contact Information

Website: http://infosci.cornell.edu/
Email: isinfo@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 254-5347

110G Gates Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Information Science

  • cognition
  • human computer interaction
  • information science
  • information systems
  • social aspects of information

Information Systems

  • connective media
  • healthier life

Faculty

John Maron Abowd - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: information systems; social aspects of information Research Interests: social and economic data, confidentiality, protection of statistical data, Census research data centers, synthetic data
Erik Andersen - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: cognition; human computer interaction Research Interests: Learning science, knowledge representations, automatic generation of educational content, video games, large-scale experimentation, human-computer interaction
Shiri Azenkot - (Cornell NYC Tech)
Concentrations: Information Systems: connective media; healthier life; Information Science: human computer interaction Research Interests: human-computer interaction and accessibility
Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; social aspects of information Research Interests: personal relationships and technology, self-disclosure and privacy in social media, group, culture, and language
Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information Research Interests: game theory; decision theory; theory of markets
Claire T Cardie - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: information systems Research Interests: natural language processing, artificial intelligence
Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction Research Interests: developing machine learning techniques for systems that can reason about human activities, interactions, and social networks in everyday environments
Concentrations: Information Science: cognition; information systems Research Interests: evolution, acquisition and processing of language
Concentrations: Information Science: information systems Research Interests: automated reasoning and type theory
Daniel R. Cosley - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; social aspects of information Research Interests: human computer interactions; online communities; recommender systems
Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information Research Interests: Computational Social Science, Social Computing, Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing
Nicola Lee Dell - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Systems: connective media; healthier life; Information Science: human computer interaction; social aspects of information Research Interests: human-computer interaction, information and communication technologies for development, design for underserved populations
Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information Research Interests: economic theory; decision theory; finance
Shimon Edelman - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: cognition; information systems; social aspects of information Research Interests: visual object and scene processing and learning, language acquisition and processing
Deborah Estrin - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Systems: connective media; healthier life; Information Science: human computer interaction; information systems Research Interests: Mobile health, networked sensing,
Susan R. Fussell - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction Research Interests: computer-mediated communication; computer-supported collaborative work; social computing; human-robot and human-agent communication
Geraldine K. Gay - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: cognition; human computer interaction Research Interests: human-computer interaction, computer mediated communication
Arpita Ghosh - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: information systems; social aspects of information Research Interests: Algorithms and mechanism design in the context of strategic behaviour on the Web, particularly social computing and user-generated content, online advertising, and matching markets. Markets and mechanisms for privacy.
Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information Research Interests: contexts and implications of information technologies; digital copyright; law, policy and technological change; authorship and knowledge production in digital contexts; technology and language; media technologies
Paul H. Ginsparg - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information Research Interests: Digital knowledge networks
Carla P Gomes - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: information systems Research Interests: integration of artificial intelligence and operations research techniques for combinatorial optimization
Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; information systems Research Interests: pen computing (paper and digital surfaces); information appliances to support reading; empirical evaluation of computer interface; information visualization
Concentrations: Information Science: information systems Research Interests: reasoning about knowledge and uncertainty, decision theory, game theory, fault-tolerant distributed computing, causality, and security
Guy Hoffman - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: cognition; human computer interaction; social aspects of information
Lee Humphreys - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; social aspects of information Research Interests: social uses and effects of communication technology; mobile technology, communication and culture; mobile social networks; new media and society
Concentrations: Information Science: information systems Research Interests: computer vision, geometric algorithms, time series data
Steven Jackson - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; social aspects of information Research Interests: governance and information technology; information infrastructure in the sciences; politics and policy
Landay James - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; information systems Research Interests: Automated Usability Evaluation, Demonstrational Interfaces, Ubiquitous Computing, User Interface Design Tools, Web Design
Concentrations: Information Science: information systems Research Interests: machine learning, information retrieval
Malte Jung - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; social aspects of information Research Interests: Computer-supported cooperative work, teamwork, emotion, human-robot interaction, design
Jon M Kleinberg - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: information systems Research Interests: information science, algorithms, parallel computing theory
Concentrations: Information Science: information systems Research Interests: Algorithmic aspects of learning and game theory, with applications to electronic commerce, online social systems, and information systems.
Lillian Jane Lee - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: information systems Research Interests: natural language processing; machine learning
Gilly Leshed - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; social aspects of information Research Interests: Human computer interaction, computer supported cooperative work
Karen Levy - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information Research Interests: surveillance and monitoring, sociology of law, technology and sociotechnical systems
Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information Research Interests: collective action; emergence of norms; netowrks and cascades; game theory; agent-based modeling
David Mimno - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: information systems Research Interests: Machine learning, text mining, digital humanities
Mor Naaman - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Systems: connective media; Information Science: human computer interaction; information systems; social aspects of information Research Interests: Social media, data mining, human-computer interaction, computational social science, interactive systems
Helen Nissenbaum - (Cornell NYC Tech)
Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; information science; social aspects of information Research Interests: privacy and ethical and political values in information technology and digital media
Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; information systems; social aspects of information Research Interests: design and evaluation of information technologies for education, governance, and international development
Trevor J Pinch - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information Research Interests: sociology of technology; history and sociology of musical instruments; digital music communities; economic sociology; and science and technology studies
Rachel Prentice - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information Research Interests: medical information technologies; simulations in medicine, especially surgery; medical informatics
Mats Rooth - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: cognition; information systems Research Interests: computational linguistics, natural language semantics (ellipsis, lexicon induction, parse forest algorithm, statistical parsing)
Concentrations: Information Science: information systems Research Interests: fault-tolerance and security
Phoebe J Sengers - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; social aspects of information Research Interests: human-computer interaction; sustainable design; critical theory; critical technical practice; consumer culture
Eva Tardos - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: information systems Research Interests: design and analysis of algorithms, algorithmic game theory
Stephen B Wicker - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information Research Interests: the interface between information networking technology, law, and sociology, with a particular emphasis on how design choices and regulation can affect the privacy and speech rights of users
Concentrations: Information Science: information systems Research Interests: combinatorial optimization, Web search and structure
Yu Connie Yuan - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction Research Interests: virtual collaboration; knowledge management; social networks
Ramin Zabih - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Systems: connective media; healthier life; Information Science: information systems Research Interests: medical imaging, health information systems
Malte Ziewitz - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information Research Interests: Science & technology studies; governance and accountability relations; sociology of evaluation; digital media; online reviews, ratings, rankings; information law and policy; ethnography; ethnomethodology