Research by faculty members and doctoral students keeps the I School on the vanguard of contemporary information needs and solutions. To facilitate the transformation of information into knowledge, our research incorporates insights into the social, aesthetic, and technical design of information systems.
Current faculty projects include the development of user-friendly interfaces, new approaches to security and privacy, and exploration of the role of technology in developing regions. Meanwhile, our Ph.D. candidates — often in collaboration with faculty members — are conducting research to advance the fields of information search, retrieval, organization, use, and policy. Both faculty and Ph.D. research projects demonstrate the I School's hallmark interdisciplinary perspective.