The iSchool teaches our most advanced students to understand the computational aspects of society, arts, humanities and sciences. They learn about and practice how to transform information into knowledge in the most complex contexts, and master methods for organizing, finding, cleaning, and storing information; for coding and compressing data so that it becomes useful and manageable; for simulating and visualizing information so that it is intelligible to difference audiences; and for classifying, predicting and clustering information so that underlying patterns and significations emerge.
In their own advanced research, students learn how to develop and apply computational methods to challenges that overlap multiple academic disciplines—from discovering signaling pathways in cells, to understanding musical improvisation, to orgainzing information, to training digital video cameras to understand what they see. Graduate students achieving a degree in our School can choose from a number of programs and opportunities. See the left-side tabs for more information!