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Master of Science in Information Sciences program prepares students for employment in so many settings  – including scientific, corporate, academic, nonprofit, and more – it’s important to understand the many ways in which information sciences skills are applied.

Several years ago, the School of Information Sciences faculty decided to create “Career Pathways to make it easier for prospective and current master’s students to understand the varying opportunities within the field. The Career Pathways went live in fall 2016.

The SIS pathways were carefully curated by individual faculty, each one taking into consideration their own experiences and … Read more “Master’s Pathways Prepare Students for Careers in Information”


Ben Horne joined SIS in August 2020, and combines his background in computer sciences and information sciences to focus his research on safety in online spaces – particularly as it pertains to news and information consumption.

He hopes to help students at SIS learn computational skills they can apply to information jobs without having to have an extensive background in computation.

“This includes not only extracting rich information from data, but also interpreting that extracted information in light of both the computational method used and the applicable concepts in information science,” he said. “I am also excited to loop many … Read more “Faculty Spotlight: Assistant Professor Ben Horne Joins the SIS Team”


User eXperience Lab (UXL). The UXL opened in 2009 as a joint project with ORNL, but it has evolved over the years into a UT core facility serving as a resource for CCI faculty and students, as well as a pay-for-service facility for other university units, government, or private organizations.

The lab is managed by Rachel Volentine, who started in the position almost a decade ago shortly after she graduated with her master’s degree from the School … Read more “CCI’s UX Lab Gives Students, Faculty Resources & Education on User Experience Design”