Explorers, problem-solvers, map makers, researchers = ILS faculty.
Our faculty made our department a top-ten program for years. U.S. News & World Report ranked us as a top-ten school in 1999, 2006, 2009, and in 2013.
And, we look into the future. Our ILS 2020 Strategic Plan helps us look ahead.
Examples of research centers and groups that ILS faculty are involved in:
- Catapult Center for Digital Humanities and Computational Analysis
- Center for Computer-Mediated Communication (CCMC)
- Center for Research on Mediated Interaction (CROMI)
- Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science (CNS) Center
- Digital Projects & Services, IU Libraries
- Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics (RKCSI)
- Web Science Lab
ILS faculty are exploring research issues in computer mediated communication, information theory, scholarly communication, digital humanities, social informatics, complex systems, data mining, web science, natural language processing, semantic web, bibliometrics, information institutions, and more.
ILS faculty are involved in the editing and managing of academic journals and book series, such as:
- Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (JASIST)
- Synthesis Lectures on the Semantic Web: Theory and Technology (Morgan & Claypool Publishers)
Students have opportunities to attend lectures at Indiana University to strengthen their perspective in many fields. ILS faculty help sponsor talk series, including:
- ILS Colloquium Series
- Network Science Talks
- Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics (RKCSI) Talk Series
The department offers the Ph.D. in Information Science. The doctoral program was established in 1964, and has over 185 graduates (many now in leadership positions around the world.) Students and faculty work closely together on research projects.
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