News & Events

  • CIS Student Sky Kauweloa wins Award for Excellence in Teaching

    The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Graduate Council has selected CIS student and School of Communications TA Sky Kauweloa to receive the Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for Graduate Teaching Assistants. This highly competitive award honors the top teaching assistant at UH Mānoa. Sky’s accomplishment highlights the many outstanding teacher-scholars present in the CIS program. He will be honored during the Mānoa Awards Ceremony in Orvis Auditorium on May 1, 2017, at 4 pm.   A description of the award, from the Office of Graduate Education: Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Graduate teaching assistants play a significant role in facilitating the learning of undergraduate students at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Established in memory of the late Ms. Frances Davis, who taught mathematics at both UHM and at the Leeward Community College for 19 years, the Frances Davis Award for Excellence in …more

  • CIS 720 seminar by Dr. Katrina-Ann Kapā Oliveira

    Please join us for Monday’s CIS720 seminar on 3/7/2017 (Hamilton Library 3f) by Dr. Katrina-Ann Kapā Oliveira.   She will speak about her research and the development of her book, entitled Kanaka ʻŌiwi Methodologies: Moʻolelo and Metaphors. Dr. Oliveira is an Associate Professor in the Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language within Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.

  • CIS 720 seminar by Alan Dennis, Ph.D.

    Please join us for a talk by Dr. Alan Dennis at the CIS 720 Seminar. Dr. Dennis is a senior IS scholar at and HICSS Track Chair. His work involves a variety of topics dealing with HCI, collaborative technologies, and behaviors. Title of the talk: Priming and the Design of 3D Virtual Worlds to improve Group Creativity This study examined whether the 3D virtual reality environment in which users work affects their creativity. We tested two theoretically different ways to design the background objects that offered no additional functionality and found that the background triggered different numbers of ideas. I will also talk about the “back-story” of the study; that is, how it changed over time as the paper went through the review process.

  • CIS 720 seminar by Dr. Anthony Vance

    Please join us for the CIS PHD seminar on Monday 4:30-5:30 in Hamilton Library. Our speaker will be visiting scholar Dr. Anthony Vance. Title: How Do People Habituate to Security Warnings Over Time? Insights from Longitudinal fMRI and Field Experiments   Abstract: Research in the fields of information systems and human–computer interaction has shown that habituation—decreased response to repeated stimulation—is a serious threat to the effectiveness of security warnings. Although habituation is a neurobiological phenomenon that develops over time, past studies have only examined this problem cross-sectionally. Further, past studies have not examined how habituation influences actual security warning behavior in the field. For these reasons, the full extent of the problem of habituation is unknown. We address these gaps by conducting two complementary longitudinal experiments. First, we performed an fMRI experiment to directly measure habituation to security warnings as it develops in the brain over a five-day workweek. Our …more

  • CIS 720 seminar by Dr. Depeng Li, Internet of Things

    Please join us for another CIS PhD seminar, with title: “Security for Internet of Things and Case Studies” Where: Hamilton LIbrary 3K When: 4:30 – 5:30, Monday Feb 5 The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming an emerging trend and a growing reality in our age. In IoT, a variety of smart objects (things) interacts and communicates with the environment by exchanging the information. Its pervasive presence offers the ability to measure the contextual indicators and to facilitate information sharing by enabling network connections among physical objects. However, the growing importance of Internet of Things (IoT) and its use to support critical applications have made security and privacy a central issue today. It becomes evident that weaknesses of IoT could open a door for adversaries and some vulnerability, inherent in IoT, could be targeted by the malicious users. The potential vulnerability of IoTmay lead to a compromised system if there …more

  • Kelsea Hosoda awarded the American Indian Science & Engineering Society’s Intel Scholarship
    Kelsea Kanohokuahiwi Hosoda, CIS Ph.D. Student, Instructor, and Graduate Assistant awarded the American Indian Science & Engineering Society's Intel Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year!
  • Sky Kauweloa recipient of the Dan J. Wedemeyer Excellence in Teaching Award

    Sky Kauweloa is the recipient of the Dan J. Wedemeyer Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching Assistants for year 2016. The Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching Assistants honors a School of Communications Graduate Teaching Assistant and CIS student who has demonstrated outstanding teaching skill and concern for student learning. The award is named in honor of Emeritus Professor Dan J. Wedemeyer, who served as a mentor and model for excellence in teaching for hundreds of graduate students over the course of his career in the School of Communications and t he Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Communication and Information Sciences.

  • CIS720 Seminar by Dr. Marjan Houshmand and talk on research using existing data sets

    Please join us for the CIS720 PhD seminar Hamilton Library 3F 4:30 -5:30 Monday, October 3rd 2016 Dr. Marjan Houshmand will talk about conducting research using existing data sets, the opportunities and the compromises. She will talk about how she developed her dissertation research and continues to develop this research stream after the serendipitous discovery of existing data sets that made her studies feasible. Dr. Houshmand is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Industrial Relations (MIR) in the Shidler College of Business.

  • CIS720 Seminar by Dr. Rich Gazan, Astrobiology publication as interdisciplinary archaeology

    Please join us for CIS720 Seminar with our speaker, Dr. Rich Gazan. He will talk about his research project during last semester’s sabbatical. Hamilton Library 3F 4:30-5:30 See you there or on Halawai. Abstract: Astrobiology publication signatures as interdisciplinary archaeology. Astrobiology is inherently interdisciplinary, but actionable methods to encourage and measure interdisciplinary science are scarce. In this talk, I’ll discuss a project I undertook with the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) at Ames Research Center during my Spring 2016 sabbatical to develop data-driven indicators of the interdisciplinary impact of astrobiology. The initial goal was to analyze research literature to develop a “signature” of astrobiology-related work, to map the migration of astrobiology-related terms