Research

Our research spans diverse interests in information and technology, and their impact on organizations and society. We pursue independent and collaborative work in a range of fields with colleagues across campus and around the world.

Faculty Research Areas

The iSchool has more than 30 tenured and tenure-track faculty engaged in a variety of interesting research areas. We also have several research-focused professors who include scholarly work in their portfolio of professional activities.

Data science – Acuña, Crowston, Hemsley, Introne, Qin, Saltz, Stanton, Stromer-Galley, Xiao

Natural language processing – Acuña, Xiao, Yu

Machine learning – Acuña, Garg, Yu

Visualization – Hemsley

Crowdsourcing – GargXiao

Information diffusion – HemsleyIntrone

Opinion research – IntroneStromer-GalleyYu

Social media – HemsleyIntroneSemaanStromer-GalleyXiao

Computer-supported collaborative work – Acuña, Crowston, Erickson, McKernan, Sawyer, Xiao

Design methods – Clarke, McKernan

Electronic health record – Østerlund

Human computer interaction – Erickson, Garg, Introne, McKernan, Semaan, Stromer-Galley, Zhang, Xiao

Mobile systems and applications –Erickson, McKnight

User cognition – McKernan, Zhang

Crisis informatics – Patin

Digital technologies and society – Erickson, Garcia-Murillo, Garg, McKernan, Stromer-Galley

Disruption, technology, and resilience – Erickson, Introne, McKnight, Semaan

Distributed knowledge – Haythornthwaite, Introne

Economics of IT – Dedrick, Garcia-Murillo, MacInness

eGovernment and politics – Sawyer, Stromer-Galley

Globalization of IT – Dedrick

IT workforce –  Erickson, Garcia-Murillo, Kaarst-Brown, MacInness, Sawyer, Stanton

Smart grids – Dedrick, McKnight, Stanton, Venkatesh

Social informatics – Erickson, Haythornthwaite, Sawyer, Venkatesh

Social commerce – Zhang

Technology and civic contexts – Erickson, McKernan, Semaan, Venkatesh

Technology acceptance and use – Erickson, Garg, Zhang

Free/libre open source software – CrowstonDedrick

Information system design – IntroneSemaanStromer-GalleyZhang

Management information systems – EricksonKaarst-BrownZhang

Technology acceptance and use – EricksonGargZhang

Assessment – Oakleaf

Copyright – Hurst-Wahl

Critical/cultural studies of information – GrayPatin

Critical librarianship – Clarke

Digital libraries – Oakleaf

Diversity, equity, and inclusion – GrayPatin

Information and digital literacy – ArnoneOakleaf

Knowledge representation and ontologies – QinClarke

Public libraries – Hurst-Wahl

School librarians – Arnone

Social justice and community engagement – GrayPatin

E-learning and learning analytics – HaythornthwaiteOakleaf

Experiential learning – Saltz

Learning strategies for information professionals – Gandel

Motivation – ArnoneZhang

Citizen science – Crowston, Østerlund

e-Science – Gandel, Qin, Stanton

Entrepreneurial ecosystems – Kingma, McKnight, Saltz

Group coordination / Self-organized groups – Crowston, Erickson, Introne, Østerlund, Semaan

Leadership and management – Erickson, Gandel

Online social networks, crowds, and communities – Erickson, Haythornthwaite, Introne, McKernan, Stromer-Galley

Organizational change – Erickson, Kaarst-Brown, Sawyer, Stanton

Blockchain – McKnight

Cybersecurity – Park

Network security – Caicedo

Privacy and Policy Issues for Emerging Technologies – Garg

User privacy – StantonXiao

Secure cloud architecture –McKnight

Trustworthy computing – Park

Broadband – Venkatesh

Cloud – McKnight

Cyber-physical infrastructure – McKnight

Edgeware – McKnight

Telecommunications policy – CaicedoGarcia-Murillo, McKnight, Venkatesh

Wireless standards – CaicedoMcKnight

Research Highlights

Ongoing & Past Research

Visiting Scholars

We are delighted to host visiting scholars who advance and extend the interests of our faculty through shared research projects, common pursuits, and new opportunities. We host several visitors each academic semester, and encourage potential visitors to contact particular faculty to ascertain the opportunity and to help build their research plan for their visit.

Faculty interested in a visiting scholar position should:

  1. Apply in October (at the latest) for a position in the Spring; and in April (at the latest) for a position in the Fall.
  2. Provide documentation of current employment preferably in the form of an official letter or ID issued by their organization.
  3. Submit an application letter describing plans for the visit, including research plan, founding sources, evidence of English proficiency and the dates for the visit.
  4. Visiting faculty must be fully funded from an outside source for stipend, living expenses, travel, health insurance, and research data collection if necessary, etc.

Once you are approved you will be invited to present your research to the faculty at the beginning of your visit.