The School of Information Studies is home to the Center for Information Policy Research, the Disruptive Technologies Lab and a number of faculty-led research groups.

We extend an invitation to our colleagues in the field to explore collaborations with us so that together we may shape knowledge through innovative research.

Disruptive Technologies Lab

The Disruptive Technologies Lab at the School of Information Studies is a hub for research, innovation and collaboration on digital disruption technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain technologies and the Internet of Things.

Center for Information Policy Research

The Center for Information Policy Research is the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s multidisciplinary research center for the study of the intersections between the policy, ethical, political, social and legal aspects of the global information society.

Research Groups

Research Group for Info Retrieval (RGIR)

The mission of RGIR is to promote and stimulate research in different aspects of information retrieval (IR) including but not limited to: information behavior, human computer interaction with IR systems, IR evaluation, IR design, information visualization and multimedia retrieval.

To learn more about RGIR, contact:
Dr. Simon Mu, RGIR coordinator

Knowledge Organization Research Group (KORG)

The Knowledge Organization Research Group is designed to facilitate the discovery and development of knowledge in the field of information organization by established researchers and new scholars in library and information studies and related disciplines.

To learn more about KORG contact:
Dr. Margaret Kipp, KORG coordinator

Social Studies of Information Research Group (SSIRG)

The mission of the Social Studies of Information Research Group (SSIRG) is to promote inquiry and pedagogy in the historical, social and cultural dimensions of information at its most fundamental levels, including information institutions, practices, industries, technologies, disciplines, users, policies and ethics.

To learn more about SSIRG contact:
Dr. Maria Haigh, SSIRG coordinator