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Throughout 2020, the I School is joining UC Berkeley in celebrating 150 Years of Women at Berkeley
Beverlee French
Alumna Beverlee French has made a generous gift to increase the annual Sydney B. Mitchell Scholarship award to support students in the Masters of Information Management Systems (MIMS) program.
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In recent weeks, Prof. Joshua Blumenstock has worked with policymakers in Togo, Nigeria, and Bangladesh to focus the power of advanced technology on pandemic relief.
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As part of the I School’s ongoing commitment to recruiting and supporting underrepresented students, we’re excited to announce our membership in the iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3).
Aditya Parameswaran
Assistant Professor Aditya Parameswaran has been awarded the Best Paper Award at the 2020 ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference for his joint paper: “ShapeSearch: A Flexible and Efficient System for Shape-based Exploration of Trendlines.”
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On the morning of Sunday, May 17, 168 students from the I School class of May 2020 graduated. They do so in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, completing their capstone projects and their graduate education remotely, while juggling extraordinary new stressors and responsibilities.
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The School of Information’s Tribute to Spring 2020 Graduates celebrated outstanding MIMS, MIDS, and MICS capstone projects and faculty and students.
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Professors Hany Farid and Joshua Blumenstock have been awarded seed funding for their projects designed to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.
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As the COVID-19 crisis continues, hundreds of millions of citizens of low-income countries are being left without work or income. Assistant Professor Joshua Blumenstock discusses new methods to combat this.
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Despite growing sentiments that deepfakes are the “dog that never barked,” Hany Farid believes the worst is yet to come.

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