Colloquia/Guest Speakers

The School of Information Colloquia series features speakers from departments and programs across campus, plus visitors from industry and other universities. These free, public talks highlight interdisciplinary research that emphasizes the use of computing to solve complex problems and develop new insight.

Unless otherwise specified, these research talks take place on Fridays from 10:00am to 11:00am in Harvill 460.  Additional information and additional talks will be added as they become available. Please check back.

You can watch videos of previous talks on the School of Information YouTube Channel.

Upcoming Research Talks:

  • Friday, April 27, 2018 - "From Characters to Time Intervals: New Paradigms for Evaluation and Neural Parsing of Time Normalizations" Dongfang Xu, Ph.D. candidate, Egoitz Laparra, Postdoctoral researcher, School of Information, University of Arizona

Past Research Talks 2017:

  • Friday, April 6, 2018 - "Archives, Embodiment, and the Story of America’s India" Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Arizona
  • Friday, March 30, 2018 - "A New Feminist Critique of Film Canon: Moving Beyond Liberalism in the Digital Era" Anna Cooper, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Theatre, Film, and Television, University of Arizona
  • Friday, March 16, 2018 - "Managing Research Projects with the Open Science Framework", Fernando Rios, Ph.D., Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship, University of Arizona (PPT)
  • Friday, March 2, 2018 - "Focused Reading: Reinforcement Learning for What Documents to Read", Enrique Noriega, Ph.D. candidate, School of Information, University of Arizona
  • Friday, February 23, 2018 - "Blockchain: Tech, hope, and hype" David Sidi, Diana Daly, School of Information, University of Arizona
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 - "Interaction and User Experience: Driver for Future Digital Media" Don Shin, Ph.D., Professor, School of Media and Communication, Chung-Ang University
  • Friday, February 9, 2018 - School of Information Faculty Research Blitz
  • Monday, January 29, 2018 - "Surveillance and Privacy Today: A Panel Discussion"
  • Friday, January 26, 2018 - "Really Real Patterns", Tyler Millhouse, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona
  • Friday, November 3, 2017 - "Baby Names as a Window to Culture" Charles Seguin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Arizona
  • Friday, October 27, 2017 - "How Bayesians Lie to Other Bayesians" Don Fallis, PhD, Professor, School of Information, University of Arizona
  • Friday, October 13, 2017 - "Accumulation and Disappearance: Photography, Visibility and the Archive in an Online Age" Kate Albers, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Art, University of Arizona
  • Friday, October 6, 2017 - "Authors in the driver's seat: fast, consistent, computable phenotype data and ontology production" Hong Cui, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Arizona
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - "Visualizing our Universe: An Overview of the WorldWide Telescope Project" Phil Rosenfield, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Friday, September 22, 2017 - "TD-CHAIN: A System to Enhance Transparency in Data Flows" Laura Brandimarte, PhD, Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems, University of Arizona, and David Sidi, Graduate Student Researcher, School of Information, University of Arizona
  • Friday, May 5, 2017 - "That talk you didn't see: Tracking and reconnecting the knowledge of women amid our technological diminishing" Lili SteffenAmelia Marsh, Diana Daly, School of Information, University of Arizona
  • Friday, April 21, 2017 - "The Real Story Behind Fake News: An Epistemological and Ethical Analysis" Kay Mathiesen, Don Fallis, School of Information, University of Arizona
  • Friday, April 14, 2017 - "Your Voting Information Exposed" Arnold Urken, PhD, Research Professor, College of Engineering, University of Arizona
  • Friday, March 24, 2017 - “Working with Niche Collections: Lessons from the Archives at the Perkins School for the Blind” Molly Stothert-Maurer, Processing Archivist, University of Arizona Libraries
  • Monday, March 20, 2017​ - “Mobilities, Robotics, and our Social and Political Lives” David Bissell, Australian National University.
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017 - “Effects of Locomotion on User Experience in Virtual Reality Games” Evren Bozgeyikli, PhD, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of South Florida.
  • Friday, February 17, 2017 - "A Bayesian Epistemology of Deception" Don Fallis, PhD, Professor, School of Information, University of Arizona
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 – “Interactive Designs for Computational Media: Free-Hand Interactive Exhibitions and Augmenting Viewer Perception” Hannah Kum, PhD, Visiting Research Professor, Syracuse University
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 – "Effects of Virtual Reality Properties on User Experience in Serious Games" Lal Bozgeyikli, PhD, Research Assistant, University of South Florida
  • Friday, February 3, 2017 - "Dark Data in Astronomy" Gretchen Stahlman, Bryan Heidorn, School of Information, University of Arizona
  • Thursday, February 2, 2017 - "Immersive Technology for Medical Application: Current and Future Directions" Markus Santoso, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, LINDSAY Virtual Human Lab, University of Calgary

Past Research Talks 2016:

  • Friday, December 2, 2016 - "So, you want to be a digital archivist…reflections from a practitioner" Erin O'Meara, UA Libraries, University of Arizona (PPT)
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 - Courtney McKenna (Cunning NYC) discusses creative making, interactive branding, experiential marketing strategies, and digital art across the professions.
  • Friday, November 4, 2016 - "Reconceptualizing the EHR to be a Communication System" Jane Carrington, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Arizona
  • Friday, October 21, 2016 - "Archiving the Ephemeral Experience" Jennifer Jenkins, PhD, Associate Professor, LIterature, Film & Archival Studies, University of Arizona
  • Friday, October 14, 2016 - "Archival Bodies: Ethos and Ethics of Embodied Productions" Jamie A. Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Arizona
  • Friday, October 7, 2016 - "Why Do They Leave: Modeling Participation in Online Depression Forums" Farig Sadeque, PhD Student, School of Information, University of Arizona
  • Friday, April 29, 2016 - "A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Disinformation" Don Fallis, PhD, Professor, School of Information, University of Arizona
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - "Provenance in Databases and Workflows: An Overview" Bertram Ludäscher, PhD, Professor, iSchool, University of Illinois
  • Friday, February 19, 2016 - "Do Intellectual Property Rights Make Us Smarter?" Kay Mathiesen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Arizona
  • Friday, February 12, 2016 - “Investigations in Interdisciplinarity” Erin Leahey, Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona

Past Research Talks 2015:

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 - School of Information Faculty Research Blitz
  • Thursday, October 8, 2015 - "Platform Politics: Design Practices and the Construction of Scholarly Knowledge" Patricia Garcia, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar in the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, Arizona State University
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 - "Can Omitting Information Make You A Liar?" Vladimir Krstic, Visiting Scholar from the University of Auckland

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