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Two MAS alumni to premiere documentary at the Tribeca Film Fest

April 2, 2018

Sam Mirpoorian and Brenton Oechsle, both graduates of the Media Arts and Science (MAS) undergraduate program in video and sound production at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, will help premiere the documentary film, Destination Park, at the Tribeca Film Festival beginning April 18 in New York City. Mirpoorian is editor and […]

HCC faculty member awarded NSF grant for data visualization research

March 28, 2018

Khairi Reda, assistant professor of data science and human-computer interaction at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, recently received a $174,977 National Science Foundation grant for his project, “CRII: Concept-Driven Visual Analysis.” The funding will advance Reda’s research into data visualization techniques for exploring and analyzing scientific data sets. These techniques will […]

MAS alumnae and Matchbook Creative founders mark 10 years in business

March 8, 2018

Christy Gormal and Donna Gray, both graduates of the Media Arts and Science (MAS) master’s program at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of their company, Matchbook Creative. Gormal (pictured above) and Gray co-founded the full-service agency in 2007, with a vision of doing great work with […]

Sports Analytics grad student, DJ McCall, excels on court and off

February 8, 2018

IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI student Desmond (DJ) McCall was selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court as a student-athlete for 2016–17. The NABC recognizes men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excel in academics, acknowledging the talents and gifts they possess off the court and in the classroom. McCall, a […]

Record number of HCI faculty papers accepted by 2018 ACM CHI Conference

February 5, 2018

Four Department of Human-Centered Computing (HCC) faculty in the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI have had a total of six full papers accepted for publication by the prestigious 2018 ACM CHI Conference. Andrew Miller, Lynn Dombrowski, Erin Brady, and Khairi Reda, all assistant professors of human-computer interaction (HCI), will present their papers […]

Media Arts and Science film students participate in Heartland Film Festival

November 28, 2017

Two Media Arts and Science (MAS) students at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing had their entries accepted in the 2017 Heartland Film Festival held recently in Indianapolis. Sam Mirpoorian, who received his B.S. in May and is now enrolled in the master’s program, and Hannah West, a current senior, produced their films […]

High school students shine at mobile app competition

November 21, 2017

Three Indiana high school teams demonstrated their design and coding prowess Saturday, November 4, at the 2017 Mobile App Challenge, sponsored by the Department of Human-Centered Computing at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. Twenty-three teams from around the state participated this year. Harmony 2, from Harmony School in Bloomington, won […]

Ph.D. student receives Air Force grant to improve human-machine interfaces

November 7, 2017

Human-centered computing graduate student Eric Vorm recently received a research grant, titled “Designing for transparent automated visual classification systems,” from the U.S. Air Force. The award will support Vorm in improving the human-machine team by designing interfaces that enable improved human operator awareness and facilitate explanation-based reasoning when assisted by automation, i.e., artificial intelligence or AI.

Murillo to help develop major in applied data and information science

October 19, 2017

Faculty at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI recently introduced a minor in Data Studies and are now developing a new undergraduate degree, Applied Data and Information Science, with the help of Visiting Professor Angela Murillo. The Library and Information Science (LIS) and Human-Centered Computing departments are collaborating with Murillo, who developed […]

$494,286 NSF grant to improve work compensation technologies

September 12, 2017

A $494,286 National Science Foundation research grant awarded to Professors Lynn Dombrowski and Davide Bolchini at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI will enable worker-centered design of workplace information systems and applications—improving transparency, collaboration, and the accuracy of compensation in traditionally low-wage industries. An estimated 40 million American workers are employed […]

Professor Miller selected for elite ACM computing academy

June 9, 2017

Andrew Miller, assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction program at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, was recently selected for membership in the first Association for Computing Machinery-Future of Computing Academy (ACM-FCA). The inaugural group in the ACM-FCA has 46 members—selected by a jury from over 300 applicants from around the world—originally […]

Faculty and students present work at 2017 CHI Conference

May 31, 2017

Nine faculty members and 13 students from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI presented research papers at the 2017 ACM SIG CHI Conference this May in Denver, Colorado—covering human-computer interaction subjects like sustainable food systems design, participatory design with dementia patients, gaming leaderboard design, and mobile interaction design for aging populations. The […]

HCC grad student participating in Google Summer of Code

May 23, 2017

Venkata Chandra Sekhar Sastry Chilkuri, a graduate student at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, was recently selected from over 5,500 applicants for the competitive 2017 Google Summer of Code program. Chilkuri is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Data Analytics through the Department of Human-Centered Computing (HCC) and works as a […]

Senior Cade Jacobs named top undergraduate researcher

April 25, 2017

IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI student Cade Jacobs received the 2017 IUPUI Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research at the Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation on April 21. The award is the highest recognition for an undergraduate researcher on the IUPUI campus. Also honored with a 2017 IUPUI Top 100 Student award, Jacobs […]

MacDorman explores voice preferences for personal digital assistants

March 30, 2017

Alexa, Siri, Cortana—Why are so many personal digital assistant (PDA) voices female? This trending question about gender in PDAs is frequently directed to Professor Karl MacDorman, associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of human-computer interaction at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. MacDorman and his research team have examined​ […]

School joins prestigious Human-Computer Interaction Consortium

March 24, 2017

The Department of Human-Centered Computing at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI has become a member of the prestigious Human-Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC), a group of leading academic, governmental, and industrial organizations who develop and promote research at the forefront of the discipline of human-computer interaction (HCI). “We are very proud […]

School becomes member of iSchools Consortium

February 14, 2017

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI has become a member of the iSchools Consortium, an international association of college schools dedicated to advancing the field of information worldwide. Read the iSchools press release. “Joining the iSchools Consortium is a major achievement, which will help us gain visibility at the national and […]

Grant supports four faculty in preserving church’s 180-year heritage

February 10, 2017

Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI faculty members Andrea Copeland, Albert William, Zebulun Wood, and Ayoung Yoon received a New Frontiers of Creativity and Scholarship Award in the amount of $57,043 from the IU Office of the Vice President for Research for their unique collaboration in archival preservation and 3-D virtual environments. Their project, […]

School welcomes 12 new faculty members

January 27, 2017

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI welcomed 12 faculty members in 2016 and 2017—enhancing offerings in innovative research and academic programs. “We were fortunate to hire several new, highly talented faculty during the 2016 and 2017 academic years,”said Executive Associate Dean Mathew J. Palakal. “This core group will bring excellence into our academic programs […]

Mannheimer receives grant for India collaboration with schools for the blind

January 23, 2017

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie awarded one of the first four grants from IU’s President’s International Research Awards to Professor Steven Mannheimer, associate dean of faculty affairs and professor in the Media Arts and Science program at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. Read the IUPUI news release. The new program sponsors […]

Professor’s film to be screened at Heartland Film Festival

October 16, 2016

The 2016 Heartland Film Festival will be screening the film short Michael, produced by C. Thomas Lewis. Lewis, a lecturer in the Media Arts and Science (MAS) program at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, shot the narrative film in Kenya during the summer of 2015 as part of a series […]

$237K Navy grant funds 3-D simulation research

September 30, 2016

Researchers from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing (SOIC) at IUPUI and the Electrical Engineering Department (ECE) at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI received a $237K grant from the Office of Naval Research for improving the effectiveness of military training by advancing the state of the art in 3-D […]

Professor’s YouTube course is a game changer

September 27, 2016

Almost half a million viewers have tuned in to the first episode of the YouTube Crash Course series “Games,” written by Mathew Powers, a lecturer in the Media Arts and Science program at the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. Games, which is one of many subjects on the popular Crash Course channel, covers the […]

Student filmmaker wins accolades for documentary

September 26, 2016

Sam Mirpoorian, a senior in the Media Arts and Science (MAS) program at the IU School of Informatics at IUPUI, won the Best of Hoosier Lens award at the 2016 Indy Film Fest for the documentary film Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness. Mirpoorian and the film’s team recently signed a distribution deal with […]

New Ph.D. program in Data Science available in 2017

September 18, 2016

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI will offer a new Ph.D. in Data Science, available in spring 2017. The degree program is the first of its kind in Indiana and in the Big Ten, and one of only a handful in the United States. Graduates of the Ph.D. in Data Science program […]