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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
  • connective media
  • healthier life

Faculty

John Maron Abowd

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Cornell NYC Tech
  • Concentrations: Information Systems: connective media; healthier life; Information Science: human computer interaction
  • Research Interests: human-computer interaction and accessibility

Solon Barocas

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information
  • Research Interests: information technology policy, fairness, accountability and transoparency in machine learning, privacy

Natalie N. Bazarova

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

Lawrence Edward Blume

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information
  • Research Interests: game theory; decision theory; theory of markets

Claire T Cardie

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information systems
  • Research Interests: natural language processing, artificial intelligence

Tanzeem Choudhury

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

Morten H Christiansen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: cognition; information systems
  • Research Interests: evolution, acquisition and processing of language

Robert Lee Constable

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information systems
  • Research Interests: automated reasoning and type theory

Daniel R. Cosley

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; social aspects of information
  • Research Interests: human computer interactions; online communities; recommender systems

Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information
  • Research Interests: Computational Social Science, Social Computing, Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing

Nicola Lee Dell

  • Campus: 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

David Alan Easley

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information
  • Research Interests: economic theory; decision theory; finance

Shimon Edelman

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Systems: connective media; healthier life; Information Science: human computer interaction; information systems
  • Research Interests: Mobile health, networked sensing,

Susan R. Fussell

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: cognition; human computer interaction
  • Research Interests: human-computer interaction, computer mediated communication

Arpita Ghosh

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information systems; social aspects of information
  • Research Interests: Algorithms and mechanism design in the context of strategic behavior on the Web, particularly social computing and user-generated content, online advertising, and matching markets. Markets and mechanisms for privacy.

Tarleton Gillespie

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information
  • Research Interests: Digital knowledge networks

Carla P Gomes

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information systems
  • Research Interests: integration of artificial intelligence and operations research techniques for combinatorial optimization

James Grimmelmann

  • Campus: Cornell ILR NYC
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information science; social aspects of information
  • Research Interests: Law

Francois V. Guimbretiere

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

Joseph Yehuda Halpern

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: cognition; human computer interaction; social aspects of information

Lee Humphreys

  • Campus: 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

Daniel Peter Huttenlocher

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information systems
  • Research Interests: computer vision, geometric algorithms, time series data

Steven Jackson

  • Campus: 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

Thorsten Joachims

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information systems
  • Research Interests: machine learning, information retrieval

Wendy Guang-wen Ju

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction
  • Research Interests: interaction with automation, interaction design research, human robot interaction, automotive interaction design

Malte Jung

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; social aspects of information
  • Research Interests: Computer-supported cooperative work, teamwork, emotion, human-robot interaction, design

René Kizilcec

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information science; social aspects of information
  • Research Interests: social and cultural psychology in context of technology, social identity threat, self-regulation individuals experience and engagement and performance in digital environment

Jon M Kleinberg

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information systems
  • Research Interests: information science, algorithms, parallel computing theory

Robert D. Kleinberg

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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.

James Landay

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; information systems
  • Research Interests: Automated Usability Evaluation, Demonstrational Interfaces, Ubiquitous Computing, User Interface Design Tools, Web Design

Lillian Jane Lee

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information systems
  • Research Interests: natural language processing; machine learning

Gilly Leshed

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; social aspects of information
  • Research Interests: Human computer interaction, computer supported cooperative work

Karen Levy

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information
  • Research Interests: surveillance and monitoring, sociology of law, technology and sociotechnical systems

Michael Walton Macy

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information
  • Research Interests: collective action; emergence of norms; netowrks and cascades; game theory; agent-based modeling

Drew Margolin

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information science
  • Research Interests: social media and the internet

David Mimno

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information systems
  • Research Interests: Machine learning, text mining, digital humanities

Mor Naaman

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: 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

Tapan Suryakant Parikh

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • 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

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: social aspects of information
  • Research Interests: medical information technologies; simulations in medicine, especially surgery; medical informatics

Mats Rooth

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: cognition; information systems
  • Research Interests: computational linguistics, natural language semantics (ellipsis, lexicon induction, parse forest algorithm, statistical parsing)

Jeff Rzeszotarski

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction
  • Research Interests: data visualization, crowdsourcing, and social computing

Fred Barry Schneider

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information systems
  • Research Interests: fault-tolerance and security

Phoebe J Sengers

  • Campus: 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

David B Shmoys

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information science

Rebecca Slayton

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information science

Eva Tardos

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information systems
  • Research Interests: design and analysis of algorithms, algorithmic game theory

Stephen B Wicker

  • Campus: 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

David Paul Williamson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information systems
  • Research Interests: combinatorial optimization, Web search and structure

Andrea Stevenson Won

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: information science
  • Research Interests: human computer interaction

Yu Connie Yuan

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction
  • Research Interests: virtual collaboration; knowledge management; social networks

Ramin Zabih

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Systems: connective media; healthier life; Information Science: information systems
  • Research Interests: medical imaging, health information systems

Cheng Zhang

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Information Science: human computer interaction; information science
  • Research Interests: HCI, UB computing, wearable computing, activity novel sensing and interaction, recognition

Malte Ziewitz

  • Campus: 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