School of Information Sciences

Research: Overview

The School of Information Sciences has a long tradition of excellent research programs and laboratories. As part of a major research university, the school is dedicated to expanding the body of knowledge and creating the next generation of information technologies through its research.

Community Informatics Research Group

The University of Pittsburgh's Community Informatics Research Group (CIRG) is a cross-disciplinary research initiative concerned with information needs and problems in the nonprofit and civil society sectors. Learn more >

Laboratory of Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems (LERSAIS)

The long-term goals of LERSAIS are to (a) develop the capabilities to carry out high-impact research on both aspects of information assurance: security and survivability, and (b) develop and support high-quality education in security and information assurance. Learn more >

Teaching and Learning Research Lab

Lab researchers design, develop, and evaluate tools to help students learn, and professors teach, information science. Learn more >

Geoinformatics Laboratory

Geoinformatics encompasses a collection of special techniques, technologies, and tools for the acquisition, processing, management, analysis, and presentation of geospatial data. Learn more >

Research in Telecommunications and Wireless Information Systems

Faculty members in the Graduate Program in Telecommunications and Networking and its Wireless Information Group engage in a range of exciting research projects. Learn more about research in Telecommunications and Wireless Information Systems >

Decision Systems Laboratory

Decision Systems Laboratory is a research group within the Department of Information Science and Telecommunications and the Intelligent Systems Program. It maintains a research and teaching environment for faculty and students interested in the development of techniques and systems that support decision making under uncertainty. Learn more >

The Information Retrieval, Integration and Synthesis Lab

The iRiS Lab actively explores various topics within the world of information retrieval including adaptive and interactive information retrieval, cross-language information retrieval, digital libraries, information-seeking on the Web and in traditional library settings, interfaces and visualization, and multimedia indexing and retrieval. The goal of iRiS is to develop effective, efficient and user-friendly tools for people to access large, distributed, and heterogeneous information collections. Learn more >

Personalized Adaptive Web Systems (PAWS) Lab

The PAWS Lab's goal is developing and evaluating innovative user- and group-adaptive Web-based technologies, systems, and architectures. Learn more >

Spatial Information Research Group

The group is dedicated to the understanding and use of spatial information across a wide variety of contexts. Spatial information theory forms the underpinnings to developments in geographic information systems, hypertext navigation, and aspects of scientifiic visualization. Learn more >

Group for Research on Idealized Neural Systems

The group's interests span a broad range, from models of neurobiological systems to cognitive models to applications of neural networks in medicine and engineering. Learn more >


More Than ...

Our programs look at more than the system, the archive, or the network. Students are taught to consider the needs of the end user.

The Leading Edge

Because Pitt is one of the top public research institutions in the world, iSchool students can do research projects with faculty members who are at the leading edges of their disciplines.