Research


Leading the way in shaping the information field.

Faculty members participate in groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research that investigates information in its many manifestations. Our researchers are leading the way in shaping the information field.

Some current research topics

What social media’s big data tells us about domestic violence and sexual assault with Assistant Professor Jia Xue

How children use digital technology in their daily lives with Associate Professor Sara Grimes and Professor Leslie Shade

Critical making and human-computer interaction with Associate Professor Matt Ratto, holder of the Bell University Labs Chair.

Pondering the impact of Artificial Intelligence on humans with Professor Brian Cantwell Smith, holder of the Reid Hoffman Chair

Exploring the “born digital” world with Associate Professor Alan Galey

Researching Innovation in the porn industry with Assistant Professor Patrick Keilty

Research News

November 13, 2019
Assistant Professor Olivier St-Cyr (left) describes the Bissell Building’s room 224 as a “teaching research lab” and “huge exploratory sandbox”. Curious colleagues can visit the...
October 17, 2019
Assistant Professor Jia Xue, shown above on a recent trip to China, calls Twitter a gold mine for real time data about domestic violence and...