Training the Information Professionals of Tomorrow
The ever-increasing pace of technological innovation requires a more information-savvy workforce that understands not only the intricacies of technology and data, but how to apply that knowledge.
We offer 9 academic programs along with a number of certificates. Our students are trained to become specialists in information management, data analysis, artificial intelligence, librarianship, social media marketing, and much more. We are preparing our graduates across disciplines to be doers, thinkers, solvers, and game-changers.
Interdisciplinary Faculty Expertise
The School of Information is a multidisciplinary department where faculty focus on the many aspects of information and its impact on society, using a variety of methodologies. Faculty focused on computational science and management information systems work side-by-side with those focused on issues of information behavior, and societal change.
Our faculty conduct research in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, biodiversity informatics, data management and curation, computer vision, computer-mediated communication and learning, natural language processing, social networking, human-computer interfaces, dark networks, computational art and creation, library sciences, and much more.
Vision and Mission
We explore the intersections of people, data, and technology, empowering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive future through information.
Our mission is to:
1. LEAD THE GLOBAL ISCHOOL COMMUNITY CATALYZING SOCIETY’S CAPACITY TO TACKLE COMPLEX PROBLEMS ENSURING DIVERSE, EQUITABLE, AND INCLUSIVE FUTURES FOR ALL.
2. ADVANCE STATE-OF-THE-ART SOCIOTECHNICAL CONVERGENCE SCIENCE—ACROSS UAZ AND BEYOND—EQUIPPING STUDENTS TO SUCCEED IN ADDRESSING OUR COLLECTIVE GRAND CHALLENGES
3. BUILD CORE STRENGTHS IN DATA SCIENCE AND MACHINE LEARNING, EXTENDED REALITY, DIGITAL COLLECTIONS AND CULTURE INTO WORLD-CLASS CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE.
4. GENERATE ACTUALIZING RESOURCES THAT FOSTER ROBUST ENGAGEMENT AND LIFE-LONG LEARNING, EMPOWERED BY COMPELLING PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS ACADEMIC NETWORKS, DIVERSE COMMUNITIES, AND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISE.
Read more about our Goals & Objectives.