School of Informatics and Computing

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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.

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Hacking, crafting, making, tinkering, “DIY.” A wide range of terms reflect a growing international culture of creativity related to making physical objects. In the United States, signs of this movement are clearest in the proliferation of maker collectives, repair practices, and “hackerspaces” in cities from Portland to New York City. Examples of objects created by […]

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Network scientists at Indiana University have developed a new computational method that can leverage any body of knowledge to aid in the complex human task of fact-checking. In the first use of this method, IU scientists created a simple computational fact-checker that assigns “truth scores” to statements concerning history, geography and entertainment, as well as […]

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An international team of researchers from Indiana University and Switzerland is using data mapping methods created to track the spread of information on social networks to trace its dissemination across a surprisingly different system: the human brain. The research team from the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences […]

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Five Indiana University investigators have received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty. The Faculty Early Career Development Award, known as the CAREER Award, identifies junior faculty members with the ability to integrate education and research. Each award includes an educational or outreach component through which the investigator may connect with students, from grade school to […]

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Indiana University has established the Indiana University Network Science Institute, or IUNI. The $7 million initiative will bring together many of the university’s top minds to explore and embrace the challenge of understanding complex networks that underlie large-scale systems, including the environment, economics, technology, and human health. “Today, more than ever before, exploring the connections […]

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IU Bloomington faculty members have been awarded nearly $2.6 million for studies focused on one of the world’s most urgent problems: ensuring adequate supplies of water in the face of growing human needs and increasing climate variability. A team headed by Tom Evans, professor of geography in the College of Arts and Sciences, is splitting a $3.69 […]

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“Places and Spaces: Mapping Science” has been a labor of love for Indiana University Bloomington’s Katy Börner and her colleagues. Over the past 10 years, Börner, an information visualization specialist, has led the curation of 100 maps created by 236 mapmakers — from 68 cities in 16 countries — who represented 30 different scientific disciplines. The […]