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Students test new career app at recent job fair

Over the past year and half, Fawzi Ben Messaoud, Ph.D., informatics faculty member at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, has led a group of his students in developing a web-based career matching tool, the Learning Path and Career eXchange Application. Ben Messaoud saw a need for an improved way for college […]

Care Institute Group expands support of iDEW program with $50K gift

The Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce (iDEW) Program administered by the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI has received a $50K gift from Care Institute Group, Inc. This brings their total giving to iDEW to $150,000 over  the four-year program pilot. In a statement made by the organization, Care Institute Group, Inc. “supports the goals and […]

Romisa Ghahari and Ryan Ahmed

HCI alumni win Parkview Health’s health innovation competition

[Photo, left to right: Sue Ehinger, former chief experience officer, Parkview Health; Ryan Ahmed; Romisa Ghahari; and Mike Packnett, president and CEO, Parkview Health. Used with permission.] Romisa Ghahari and Ryan Ahmed, respectively graduates of the Ph.D. and M.S. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) program at IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, recently won a health innovation competition […]

Kyle Harris works on website for client, ClusterTruck.

Kyle Harris analyzes numbers for ClusterTruck

Kyle Harris, a duel degree student majoring in Informatics, analyzed the numbers at his data science internship with ClusterTruck online restaurant using customer data, kitchen data, location data, food order data, and cooktime data. Harris analyzed promotion codes and presented to the ClusterTruck marketing team. He currently is employed as a Data Analytics Associate at CliftonLarsonAllen.

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Faculty work featured in new digital humanities research methods book

Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI faculty Andrea Copeland, Albert William, Zebulun M. Wood, and Ayoung Yoon recently detailed their local heritage, community-based project, Virtual Bethel, in a new book titled Research Methods for the Digital Humanities. The four researchers authored the chapter, Virtual Bethel: Preservation of Indianapolis’s Oldest Black Church, in the book edited […]

Wilma Moore and Olivia MacIsaac

First Wilma Gibbs Moore Graduate Endowed Scholarship recipient seeks MLIS

In 2018, the Department of Library and Information Science at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI established and sought funding for the Wilma Gibbs Moore Graduate Endowed Scholarship, honoring IU alumna Wilma L. Moore of Indianapolis. Olivia MacIsaac is the first recipient of the scholarship, and is enrolled in the Master of […]

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Revamped master’s level MAS program prepares grads for workforce

Over a year ago, Media Arts and Science (MAS) faculty embarked on a mission to redesign their outdated master’s degree program. Their goal: create a pathway to industry that focused on emergent technology and developed skills from concept to finished project that would better prepare students for their careers. Associate Professor Joseph Defazio, with support […]

Mikaylah Gross and Hannah Roper in caps and gowns at commencement

2018 grads already giving back by establishing a new SoIC scholarship

(Story submitted by Cory Aiello) Mikaylah Gross (BS Informatics ‘16 and MS Human Computer Interaction ’18) and Hannah Roper (BS Informatics ‘18) are recent IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI (SoIC) graduates already making a difference by giving back to their school.  They have stepped up together to establish the Make Your Mark […]

Lindsey Walters, media specialist at Mary Beck Elementary School in Elkhart

Library and Information Science grads win grants to do great things

Lindsey Walters will graduate this month from the IU School of Informatics and Computing with her Master of Library Science degree, but she has already made a big impact at the Elkhart school where she works as a media specialist. Walters found out in October that she had been awarded a $20K grant by the […]

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High school teams help get out the vote in fifth annual Mobile App Competition

Thirteen high school teams around Indiana participated Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the fifth annual Mobile App Competition, sponsored by the Department of Human-Centered Computing at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. Raspberry Pi from Scratch from Plymouth High School won first place, Terre Haute South High School took second, and Nextech […]

John Hochstetler, MLS, Indiana's Hamilton Southeast District Teacher of the Year, with Sand Creek Intermediate students in school media center

LIS alumnus empowers organizations, teachers, and students with technology

Librarian, media specialist, teacher librarian. The title, along with the role, has evolved from the days when ordering books, checking them in and out, and teaching students the Dewey Decimal System was their main function. The job of today’s teacher librarian is multifaceted, explains John Hochstetler, M.L.S., a Library and Information Science (LIS) alumnus and […]

High school students interact with IQ table in the advanced visualization lab

Second annual iDEW Day showcases IUPUI

(Story submitted by Tina Rice, iDEW Outreach Coordinator) On September 14, 2018 more than 240 students from five high schools converged onto the IUPUI campus to participate in the 2nd Annual iDEW Day. The annual event allows high school students to hear from IT industry leaders, tour the IUPUI campus, get an in-depth look at […]

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HCI graduate interns develop their passion for solving real-world problems

In 2018, Kara Bougher was studying to be a user experience (UX) designer, possibly in an education-related role or company. She worked at GEICO’s Washington, DC corporate headquarters on their Digital Experience Team as a UX/UI design/research intern. Her goal was to learn how a design team functions in industry: “I learned a lot about giving and receiving feedback effectively and was able to learn some new tools and software.”

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Attendance at the Grace Hopper Celebration changes students’ lives

Each year since 2012, female students from the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI have traveled to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), fondly known as Grace, as part of an initiative to broaden participation and gender diversity in informatics. The initiative was co-founded by Bobby Schnabel, former IU School […]

SOIC students in Paros, Summer 2018

Students in Greece Study Abroad Program find new stories to document

One might think that after three previous visits to Paros, Greece, Study Abroad students and their mentors wouldn’t discover anything unique to film or anyone new to interview, but one would be wrong. Once again, their work is as prolific and surprising as the island of Paros is picturesque and serene. Albert William and Thomas Lewis, […]

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Bioinformatics researchers at IUPUI propose new model for gene regulation

Work by Indiana University researchers sheds new light on how DNA becomes RNA. In a new paper titled “Epitranscriptomic code and its alterations in human disease,” researchers Raja Shekar Kadumuri and Sarath Chandra Janga of the Department of BioHealth Informatics at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI explore the factors that control the proteins […]

Francesco Cafaro demonstrates how museum visitors might interact with visual displays.

Cafaro receives NSF EAGER grant to study how causation and correlation are learned

Francesco Cafaro, assistant professor of informatics in the Department of Human-Centered Computing at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, was recently awarded a $299,879 NSF EAGER grant for his research, “Aiding Reasoning About Correlation and Causation.” The EArly-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) supports exploratory projects that are in early stages […]

Two students at Pike high school demonstrate a small robot they designed and built

iDEW gets second grant from Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

The Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce (iDEW) Program administered by the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI has received a grant totaling $120,000 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. This is the second grant from the trust to the program, known as iDEW, for a total of $240,000. “We have grown the iDEW program […]

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MAS students and alumni add fun element to international conference using AR skills

A group of students from Zebulun Wood’s N420 Multimedia Production Development class at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI has been busy collaborating with a team of developers and art directors around the globe, spanning several time zones. The project: Using augmented reality (AR) on mobile devices to promote the technology, […]

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Human-centered computing students find continued success in IoT

Two students in Professor of Practice Lou Lenzi’s INFO H567 class at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI were part of a three-person team that recently won the True AR Challenge. Members of Team HCI, Sandeep Jagtap and Rahul Jain, along with Pruthviraj Narayanaswamy, took first place for their AR (augmented […]

Assistant professor of bioinformatics, Jingwen Yan

Yan receives NSF grant to develop novel tools for mining complex biological data

Jingwen Yan, assistant professor of bioinformatics in the BioHealth Informatics Department, has been awarded a two-year, $174,831 CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) grant by the National Science Foundation. Yan is principal investigator and will work with several bioinformatics Ph.D. students on the project. Multi-omic data and systems biology networks—genome, transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome—hold the potential […]

iDEW students

iDEW wins Tech Educator of the Year Mira Award

(Story by Joshua Hall, techpoint.org) iDEW, which stands for Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce, won the Tech Educator of the Year award during TechPoint’s 19th annual Mira Awards gala honoring the best of tech in Indiana. iDEW is a program of the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis. iDEW is on […]

iDEW students at Arsenal Tech

Third successful year culminates in expansion of iDEW program

The Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce (iDEW) program recently wrapped up its third year with semester-end presentations at three Indianapolis area high schools. Students at Pike, Arsenal Technical, and Providence Cristo Rey high schools showcased their robotics projects to enthusiastic audiences of parents, administrators, industry professionals, IUPUI faculty and staff, and fellow students.           […]

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LiFT students and school staff ‘pitch’ informatics at Indians game

Leading Informatics for Tomorrow (LiFT) students were on deck when the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI attended the 2018 Baseball in Education Day at the Indianapolis Indians’ Victory Field. Students and school staff handed out sunglasses to elementary-, middle-, and high school-age fans who showed up to see how subjects like math, […]

Davide Bolchini

Bolchini receives Google Faculty Research Award for accessible computing research

Davide Bolchini, associate professor and chair of the Department of Human-Centered Computing, recently received a prestigious 2017 Google Faculty Research Award to support his human-computer interaction research on novel navigation principles for entirely auditory keyboards. Google Faculty Research Awards provide unrestricted gifts as support for research at institutions around the world. The Google Faculty Research […]