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 Room 402 of the Harvill Building.  Additional information and additional talks will be added as they become available. Please check back.

Upcoming Research Talks:

  • Friday, April 14, 2017 - "Your Voting Information Exposed" Arnold Urken, PhD, Research Professor, College of Engineering, University of Arizona
  • Friday, April 21, 2017 - "The Real Story Behind Fake New: An Epistemological and Ethical Analysis" Kay Mathiesen, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Arizona
  • Friday, May 5, 2017 - TBA Lili SteffenAmelia Marsh, Diana Daly, School of Information, University of Arizona

Past Research Talks 2017:

  • 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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