Is technology affecting our mental health? Can technology support free speech and still protect against harassment? How do we embed our biases in big data algorithms? The Center for Technology, Society & Policy wants to explore these questions and more.
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.
Machines increasingly do humans’ jobs. But what happens when a human performs a machine’s tasks? A new project by doctoral student Laura Devendorf explores that role reversal, with unexpected insights into the creative process how people interact with machines.
Instead of typing your password, in the future you may only have to think your password. A new School of Information study explores the feasibility of brainwave-based computer authentication as a substitute for passwords.
How can students work together in the new generation of online courses? And how can online systems support and encourage peer learning? A new School of Information research project aims to answer these questions and more.
A report on mobile privacy released this morning by the Federal Trade Commission incorporates a number of recommendations from Ph.D. student Jennifer King. King is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the School of Information, where she studies online privacy and how people make their privacy decisions.