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, Hemsley, Introne, King, Li, Qin, Saltz, Stanton, Stromer-Galley, Tacheva, Xiao, Yang

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

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

Visualization – Hemsley, King, Yang

Crowdsourcing – Garg, Li, Xiao, Yang

Information diffusion – HemsleyIntrone, King, Li, Yang

Opinion research – 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

Design interactive systems – Cheon

Design methods – Cheon, Clarke, McKernan

Electronic health records – Østerlund

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

Human robot interaction – Cheon

Mobile systems and applications –Erickson, McKnight

User cognition – KingMcKernan, Zhang

Crisis informatics – King, Patin

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

Disruption, technology, and resilience – 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, McKnight, Stanton, Venkatesh

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

Social commerce – Zhang

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

Technology acceptance and use – Erickson, Garg, Zhang

Free/libre open source software – CrowstonDedrick

Information system design – Introne, Stromer-GalleyZhang

Management information systems – EricksonKaarst-Brown, King, Zhang

Technology acceptance and use – EricksonGargZhang

Assessment – Oakleaf

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

Critical librarianship – Clarke

Digital libraries – Oakleaf

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 librarians – Arnone

Social justice and community engagement – GrayPatin

E-learning and learning analytics – Oakleaf

Experiential learning – Saltz

Learning strategies for information professionals – Gandel

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

Privacy and Policy Issues for Emerging Technologies – Garg

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.