School of Informatics and Computing

Can machines learn to think like children? An interdisciplinary team of cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, and computer scientists at Indiana University Bloomington has received the campus’s inaugural Emerging Areas of Research funding award to explore that question. Called “Learning: Brains, Machines and Children,” the first Emerging Areas of Research initiative is led by Linda Smith, Distinguished […]

The Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University has launched a powerful new tool in the fight against fake news. The tool, called Hoaxy, visualizes how claims in the news — and fact checks of those claims — spread online through social networks. The tool is built upon earlier work at IU led by Filippo […]

Sameer Patil

November 28, 2016

An informatics privacy and security expert earns three federal patents to strengthen user control in the ‘app economy’

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As part of a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Indiana University has received over $670,000 to establish “HomeSHARE,” the first networked system of smart homes designed to advance research on older adults. The funds from the NSF’s Computing Research Infrastructure Program will support the installation of high-tech sensors and other equipment in […]

Two teams of Indiana University Bloomington faculty have been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award, jointly offered by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. The award recognizes collaborative faculty teams for their accomplishments in research, scholarship and creative activities. “The Bloomington campus has a long […]

Is your webcam attacking the internet? Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing researchers have received $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation to ensure that door locks, lightbulbs, cameras and other common household items, which are increasingly connected to the internet, remain secure. IU School of Informatics and Computing professors L. Jean Camp, Steve […]

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Indiana University researchers have been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for a study that will use social network analysis to examine “doctor shopping,” in which patients visit multiple physicians to get prescriptions for controlled substances. Brea Perry, associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, […]

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A cooperative agreement between Indiana University and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, will result in an unprecedented initiative to digitize in 3-D the museum’s entire collection of 1,250 pieces of irreplaceable Greek and Roman sculpture. The project between the Uffizi, one of the oldest and most renowned art museums in the world, and IU’s […]

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Did more people see #thedress as blue and black or white and gold? How many Twitter users wanted pop star Katy Perry to take the #icebucketchallenge? The power to explore online social media movements — from the pop cultural to the political — with the same algorithmic sophistication as top experts in the field is […]

Raquel Hill

April 26, 2016

Listen as computer scientist Raquel Hill discusses how online information may be used to discriminate as well as reflects on how challenges can shape a career.