iSchool Research Symposium: Lasting Impacts, Nov 4

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iSchool Research Symposium: Lasting Impacts: A Panel with Three Recent iSchool Award Winners

Monday, November 4, 2019
12:30 pm to 1:20 pm
Bloedel 070
Zoom Room

This past year, the iSchool dean and two professors earned lasting impact awards for their research. On this panel, each will discuss the thought process that went into selecting their specific research projects. They will talk about whether they thought these topics would have a lasting impact at the time they formulated their ideas for the projects, or whether lasting impact is something that “just happens.” Do researchers have ways at the inception of their projects to amplify the long-term impacts of their research?


  • Anind K. Dey, Dean and Professor
    • UbiComp/ISWC 20-year Impact Award
  • Amy J. Ko, Associate Professor
    • ICSE 10-year Award for Most Influential Paper
  • Jacob O. Wobbrock, Professor
    • SIGACCESS ASSETS Lasting Impact Paper Award for a paper at least 10 years old


Emma S. Spiro is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Information School. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, and an affiliate of the UW Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences. She is one of the Principal Investigators of the UW Center for an Informed Public.

At the iSchool Emma is a co-director of the Social Media Lab. She is also a co-director of the Data Science and Analytics Lab and a Data Science Fellow with the eScience Institute. Prior to joining UW, Emma was a Graduate Fellow of the University of California Irvine Center for Networks and Relational Analysis. Emma studies online communication and information-related behaviors in the context of emergencies and disaster events. Her work also explores the structure and dynamics of interpersonal and organizational networks in both online and offline environments.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

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