UW News

June 8, 2009

UW Experts: Search, Social Media and Web 2.0

The information revolution is far from over. Below are some UW experts who can offer insight on the latest technologies and trends.

Oren Etzioni
Professor, Computer science and engineering, Director of the Turing Center
Phone: 206-685-3035
Email: etzioni@cs.washington.edu
Web site: http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/etzioni/
Web search, data mining, artificial intelligence. Etzioni developed Farecast, an airfare prediction tool that is incorporated in Microsoft Bing.

Daniel Weld
Professor, Computer science and engineering
Phone: 206-543-9196
Email: weld@cs.washington.edu
Web site: http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/weld/
Web search, Internet services, intelligent interfaces, artificial intelligence. Weld taught the Spring 2009 course on the design of Internet search engines.  

Joseph Janes
Associate professor, Information School
Phone: 206-616-0987
E-mail: jwj@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://www.ischool.washington.edu/people/facdirectory.aspx?id=3122
Information retrieval, Google’s effects on society

Charlotte Lee
Assistant Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering
Phone: 206-543-0902
E-mail: cplee@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://faculty.washington.edu/cplee/
Electronic readers, e-books

Mark Zachry
Associate professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering
Phone: 206-616-7936
E-mail: zachry@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://www.hcde.washington.edu/navpeople/profiles/faculty_profiles/197
Collaborative work and Web 2.0 technologies

Andrew Ko
Assistant professor, Information School
Phone: 206-221-0352
E-mail: ajko@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://faculty.washington.edu/ajko/
Adapting to new software and dealing with software problems

Hanson Hosein
Director, Master of Communication in Digital Media
Phone: 206-685-0124
E-mail: hosein@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://mcdm.washington.edu/faculty.shtml
Twitter, journalism, digital media, social media

Kathy Gill
Senior lecturer, Communication
Phone: 206-543-2660
E-mail: kegill@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://faculty.washington.edu/kegill/
Twitter, journalism, social media

Malcolm Parks
Professor, Communication
Phone: 206-543-2660
E-mail: macp@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://www.com.washington.edu/faculty/parks.html
Computer-mediated relationships

David Levy
Professor, Information School
Phone: 206-616-2545
E-mail: dmlevy@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://www.ischool.washington.edu/people/facdirectory.aspx?id=3154
Information overload, information and quality of life