Wheeler honored by Government Technology and The Chronicle of Higher Education

Wheeler, Brad [thumb]Brad Wheeler, Indiana University vice president for information technology and chief information officer, recently received a pair of honors for his leadership in higher education from two notable publications. Full Story

Workshop on Experimental Support for Computer Science yields valuable report

Fox, Geoffrey [thumb]A new report, "Supporting Experimental Computer Science," distills the discussion from the Workshop on Experimental Support for Computer Science at SC11 into a consensus on the state of the field and directions for moving forward. Full Story

IU scholar who studies how social media shapes people's lives invited to join Microsoft Research

Gray, Mary [thumb]Mary L. Gray, a scholar who studies how people use digital and social media and an associate professor of communication and culture in Indiana University's College of Arts and Sciences, has been invited to join Microsoft Research's laboratories in Cambridge, Mass., as a senior researcher. Full Story

Indiana University expert to blog for JAMA

Carroll, Aaron [thumb]Indiana University's Dr. Aaron E. Carroll, a nationally respected health policy expert and health services researcher, has been named to a select team of the nation's foremost scholars who will provide insight about the political aspects of health care this election year via The JAMA Forum, a new Journal of the American Medical Association blog. Full Story

IU scientists detect seismic signals produced by tornado activity

Seismic Activity and Tornadoes [thumb]An Indiana University geophysical experiment detected unusual seismic signals associated with tornadoes that struck regions across the Midwest recently -- information that may have value for meteorologists studying the atmospheric activity that precedes tornado disasters. Full Story

Previous issue

Truthy Architecture [thumb]In the March 5, 2012, issue of IT Matters @ IU, the most recent work by two research groups at Indiana University was highlighted during the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Vancouver. Presenting at the conference were Filippo Menczer, a professor of computer science and informatics who heads up IU's Truthy team -- a group of researchers studying meme diffusion through Twitter -- and William K. Barnett, director of information architecture for Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Barnett presented on the Indiana CTSI HUB, which offers a model for using advanced information technology to link scientists, health providers and community partners. Also in the issue was news on the latest eTexts agreements between IU and Harvard Business Publishing and a look by IU tech experts on a proposed federal consumer privacy bill of rights. Full Story

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Meme diffusion, the spread of information through social media like Twitter, is visualized here by IU School of Informatics and Computing researchers.

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Peter Galison, the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor in the Department of Physics and Philosophy of Science at Harvard University, will posit on such questions: How can we track the history of the self from the 1920s through the early 2000s by following quite material technologies? What, for example, did Hermann Rorschach's famous ink-blot tests presuppose about the self, and once these images came into play millions of times, how did they reshape our broad conception of the self? How do cybernetic-feedback machines press on our notion of intention? How do massive technological failures reshape our understanding of the shifting relation between human and machine causation -- even what counts as the boundary between people and nature? For more information, contact ivirk@indiana.edu

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