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.  

Examples of research centers and groups that ILS faculty are involved in:

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:

Students have opportunities to attend lectures at Indiana University to strengthen their perspective in many fields.  ILS faculty help sponsor talk series, including:

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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ILS Research

Two SoIC MOOCs named one of “7 great MOOCs for techies” by ComputerWorld


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SoIC faculty on team awarded $6.6 million for science and engineering research


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Social Informatics Book Receives SIG Publication of the Year Award at ASIS&T 2014


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A Practical Guide to Making Sense of Big Data


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After 10 years and 100 maps, IU-based 'Mapping Science' project winds down with biggest show ever


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Building an Archive of American Comic Book Readership – talk in Berlin


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Jacob Speer Appointed as the State Librarian of Indiana


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ILS Research 8/11 - 8/14


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Lumsdaine named associate dean for research at SoIC


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Current and Former ILS Students Receive ‘Best Student Entry’ for Data Visualization Challenge at 2014 ACM Web Science conference


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