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A Memorable Year: Top Stories of 2016

2016-12-21
Raj Acharya
Raj Acharya

A lot of words could be used to describe 2016 at the School of Informatics and Computing. “Boring” would not be among them.

SoIC continued to sit at the vanguard of technology research while also enjoying the kind of changes that will push the School into an innovative future. A new dean rose to leadership. A new home rose from the ground. A new program in Intelligent Systems Engineering welcomed its first cohort of students, and SoIC accepted a role in a Grand Challenge that could change the future of health care.

Faculty and students earned major awards, the School hosted a research showcase that put the full breadth of the work being down at SoIC on display, and records were broken at graduation and the career fair. But those are just a sampling of the accomplishments and stories that filled 2016.

The future of SoIC couldn’t be brighter, and the strong foundation of our programs were strengthened by the work being done inside and outside of the classroom. Here are the some of the biggest stories from the School of Informatics and Computing from the past 12 months.

School-wide News

Raj Acharya named dean of IU School of Informatics and Computing

IU Ranks #10 in Top 20 Artificial Intelligence Engineering Schools in the U.S. 2016

IU Bloomington welcomes inaugural group of intelligent systems engineering students

Luddy Blog: Updates on the construction of our future home - Luddy Hall

Experienced in the future: Interview with new SoIC Dean Raj Acharya

Raj Acharya takes the helm

IU computer science ranks 12 in research expenditures

SoIC hosts record-breaking Career Fair

First 'Research Horizons' event to welcome Pinterest CEO, NSF leader to IU

IU's BEST competition marks $1 million invested in student-led companies

Student Success Stories

Newman earns prestigious NSF Fellowship

SoIC degrees pay dividends

SoIC congratulates a record-breaking class

Students show off skills at HCI/d Connect

IU School of Informatics and Computing recognizes inaugural Schnabel Scholars

Graduate Program News

HCI/d rated among top value programs

HCI/d Alum Gangwani lands on Forbes' prestigious "30 under 30" list

IU to offer one of the first data science courses to use real clinical trial data

Data Science, IU Campus Bus partner to improve schedules

Artificial intelligence researchers teach computers to think like people

Faculty Research and Awards

Börner named distinguished professor

Bollen, Sugimoto earn NSF grant to study Goodhart effect

Indiana University researchers to use social network analysis to study 'doctor shopping'

Kapadia's research includes privacy implications of wearable technology

Award recognizes outstanding faculty collaborations at IU Bloomington

SoIC to Shine at CHI2016

Brilliant Minds at IU Bloomington: Raquel Hill

A Grand Challenge

SoIC study finds Instagram is a source to uncover drug interactions and adverse reactions

$450,000 Navy grant fuels IU-NSWC Crane effort to improve safety of military technology

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