Alumni News

Norma Gallins Kobzina (MLIS 1979) April 6, 1944 - May 4, 2013
Automatic connects your smartphone to your car’s onboard computer, helping consumers save money, drive smarter, and understand what’s happening under the hood.
The SXSW Interactive Festival is set to welcome I School alumna danah boyd as the second member of its Hall of Fame, calling her a “trend-setter whose career accomplishments have paved the future of the new media industry.” Dr. boyd received her Ph.D from the School of Information in 2008 and is currently a member of the School of Information Advisory Board.
New research reveals how information systems can replace person-to-person service encounters by substituting information for interaction.
The 2012 dissertation, “Essays on the economic impacts of mobile phones in sub-Saharan Africa, ” was honored by the iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition.
Grossklags is an assistant professor at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology.
Social media researcher danah boyd is joining the School of Information Advisory Board. Dr. boyd is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research, a leading scholar of the online lives of today’s youth, and a 2008 alumna of the I School.
Besser and his team from NYU faced social, political, and technical challenges in archiving the Occupy Wall Street movement.