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.

Critical Data Studies – Tacheva

Data science – Acuña, Crowston, Erdoğan, Hemsley, Introne, King, Li, Qin, Saltz, Stanton, Stromer-Galley, Tacheva, Xiao, Yang

Natural language processing – Acuña, King, Xiao, Yang, Yu

Machine learning – Acuña, King, Tacheva, Yang, Yu

Operations research and data analytics – Erdoğan

Simulation and modeling – Erdoğan

Visualization – Erdoğan, Hemsley, King, Yang

Crowdsourcing – Li, Xiao, Yang

Information diffusion – HemsleyIntrone, King, Li, Yang

Opinion research – Erdoğan, IntroneStromer-Galley, Yang, Yu

Social media – HemsleyIntrone, King, Li, Stromer-Galley, Tacheva, Xiao, Yang

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

Data science applications in the built environment – Erdoğan

Design interactive systems – Cheon

Design methods – Cheon, Clarke, McKernan

Electronic health records – Østerlund

Human computer interaction – Cheon, Erickson, Introne, King, McKernan, Stromer-Galley, Zhang, Xiao, Banks

Human robot interaction – Cheon, Banks

Mobile systems and applications –Erickson, McKnight

Smart cities – Erdoğan

User cognition – KingMcKernan, Zhang

Crisis informatics – King, Patin

Digital technologies and society – Cheon, Erickson, King, McKernan, Stromer-Galley, Tacheva, Banks

Disruption, technology, and resilience – Erdoğan, Erickson, Introne, King, McKnight

Distributed knowledge – Introne

Economics of IT – Dedrick

eGovernment and politics – Sawyer, Stromer-Galley

Globalization of IT – Dedrick

IT workforce –  Erickson, Kaarst-Brown, Sawyer, Stanton

Smart grids – Dedrick, Erdoğan, McKnight, Stanton, Venkatesh

Social informatics – Cheon, Erickson, King, Sawyer, Tacheva, Venkatesh

Social commerce – Zhang

Technology and civic contexts – Erdoğan, Erickson, McKernan, Tacheva, Venkatesh

Technology acceptance and use – Erdoğan, Erickson, Zhang

Urban informatics – Erdoğan

Free/libre open source software – CrowstonDedrick, Erdoğan

Information system design – Introne, Stromer-GalleyZhang

Management information systems – EricksonKaarst-Brown, King, Zhang

Technology acceptance and use – Erdoğan, Erickson, Zhang

Assessment and analytics – Oakleaf

Critical/cultural studies of information – Gray, Modrow, Patin

Critical librarianship – Clarke

Diversity, equity, and inclusion – GrayPatin

Heritage, memory, and identity – Modrow

History of libraries and archives – Modrow

Information and digital literacy – ArnoneOakleaf

Knowledge representation and ontologies – QinClarke

School libraries – Arnone

Social justice and community engagement – GrayPatin

User education and instructional design – Oakleaf

Experiential learning – Saltz

Motivation – ArnoneZhang

Citizen science – Crowston, Østerlund, Yang

e-Science – Gandel, Qin, Stanton, Yang

Entrepreneurial ecosystems – Kingma, McKnight, Saltz, Yang

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

Leadership and management – Erickson, Gandel, Yang

Online social networks, crowds, and communities – EricksonIntrone, King, Li, McKernan, Stromer-Galley, Yang

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

Blockchain – Islam, McKnight

Cybersecurity – Islam, Park

Data and storage security – Islam

Internet of Things (IoT) – Islam

Network security – Caicedo, Islam

User privacy – StantonXiao

Secure cloud architecture – Islam, McKnight

Trustworthy computing – Islam, Park

Broadband – Venkatesh

Cloud – McKnight

Cloud-edge-fog computing – Islam

Cyber-physical infrastructure – McKnight

Distributed computing – Islam

Edgeware – McKnight

Telecommunications policy – CaicedoMcKnight, Venkatesh

Vehicular ad hoc networking (VANET) – Islam

Wireless standards – CaicedoMcKnight

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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. To become a visiting scholar, please select and reach out to the faculty member you wish to work with a request that they sponsor you. The sponsor will then request to host you as a visitor. Visiting scholars must be self-funded.