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“With big data comes big responsibility,” said Carl Bass, the keynote speaker at the School of Information’s 2015 commencement ceremony. “Don’t mess it up!”
The School of Information 2015 graduation ceremony honored 3 outstanding MIMS final projects plus outstanding faculty and students.
Winning projects support Chinese NGOs, provide fresh groceries to food-stamp recipients, and encourage better fitness habits.
Statement to US Copyright Office urges reform of the laws inhibiting cybersecurity research.
Snapily is a shopping app offering grocery pickup services to low-income residents, including SNAP and WIC participants, and increasing access to a healthy, affordable food.
Hal Varian, professor emeritus and former dean of the School of Information, has been named a 2015 Distinguished Fellow by the American Economic Association.
The dataset could help answer whether it’s possible to accurately use consumer-grade devices to interpret attention level in a problem-solving test. The class hopes that other researchers will be able to repeat the experiment with even larger subject pools.
The students focused on the human side of the challenge: the winning app takes into account the personal and emotional incentives that influence people’s choices, not just the financial incentives.
Professor Xiao was named to the list for “for taking on China’s Great Firewall of censorship.”