Geoffrey Bowker, informatics professor and director of UC Irvine’s Values in Design Lab, was awarded two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants totaling more than $632,000 to support his project, “Collaborative Research: Institutionalizing the Data Sciences, a Sociotechnical Investigation of BDHubs.”
Bowker’s work will focus on big data and the process of collecting and analyzing data in university curricula, state governance and industry strategy. “This project will contribute directly to NSF and other efforts to build more open, effective, and sustainable knowledge communities across the sciences, industry and government,” wrote Bowker.
The grants are set to run between August 2016 and July 2019. Bowker will be working in collaboration with David M. Ribes of the University of Washington on the project.
The Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine is seeking exceptional candidates for a tenured (associate or full professor) faculty position in digital media, learning, and design. Digital games, online experiences, and social media are transforming learning and educational practices. We seek to expand on our existing strengths in digital media, learning, and design by hiring a scholar with a strong track record in both research and design for online and games-based learning.
Informatics Professor Geoffrey Bowker was awarded two grants in August totaling more than $632,000 for support of his project, “Collaborative Research: Institutionalizing the Data Sciences, a Sociotechnical Investigation of BDHubs.” Bowker will serve as PI for the project, while working in collaboration with University of Washington Professor David Ribes of the University of Washington. The grants are set to run between August 2016 and July 2019.
Entrepreneur Marios Papaefthymiou, current chair of computer science & engineering at the University of Michigan, will begin his term as dean Jan. 1, 2017.