About Us

About Us

Information Matters (IM) is a digital-only communication translational forum for information science, bringing relevant and current research evidence and industry developments, news, and opinion to a global public audience free of charge. The platform is sponsored by the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T).

IM is committed to producing translational reports, news, reviews, columns, and features of the highest standards. Our publication serves to inform the public, industry professionals, educational practitioners, and policymakers on information science issues of critical importance to society and civil life. Our readers rely on our content, to be informed and aware, and also to support decision-making. It is therefore essential that every published piece meets our commitment to quality, accuracy, and integrity.

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Editorial Board

Dr. Chirag Shah, Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Chirag Shah is an Associate Professor in Information School, an Adjunct Associate Professor in Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at University of Washington (UW). He is the Founding Director of InfoSeeking Lab and the Founding Co-Director of RAISE, a Center for Responsible AI.

Garrett Doherty, Managing Editor

Garrett Doherty is Managing Editor at The Association for Information Science & Technology. He edits the publications JASIS&T, ARIST, and Information Matters.

Dr. Roberto Gonzalez-Ibanez, Associate Editor

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Dr. Yunhe Feng, Associate Editor

Dr. Yunhe Feng is currently a Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2020 from the University of Tennessee, USA. His research interest lies in Responsible AI, Social Computing, and Mobile Security and Privacy. He has received several fellowships and awards, including the Min H. Kao Fellowship, Kaggle's Open Data Research Grant Award, Google Cloud COVID-19 Research Credits Award, and a Best Paper Award by IEEE BigDataSecurity 2018. Yunhe's research has been covered internationally by news outlets, including Financial Times, TNW, Business Insider, and Yahoo! Finance.

Dr. Chang Liu, Associate Editor

Dr. Chang Liu is an associate professor at the Department of Information Management of Peking University in China. She received her PhD in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. She serves on the editorial board for Information Processing & Management, as a committee member for ASIS&T, CHIIR, SIGIR, CHI, JCDL, CIKM, etc. She is also the member of ACM, ASIS&T, and CCIR. She received the Chinese Young Information Scientist Award in 2021.

Dr. Shalini Urs, Associate Editor

Dr. Shalini Urs is professor emerita at the Department of Library and Information Science of the University of Mysore, India, and Founder Executive Director of the International School of Information Management, conceived and established by her with munificent grants from the Ford Foundation in 2005 as the first iSchool in India. Passionate about digital scholarship, Shalini pioneered the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) movement in India with the Vidyanidhi Digital Library and eScholarship project in 2000 with funding from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India under its National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT) Program. Shalini is a Board member of the Gooru India Foundation and is involved in implementing the Gooru Navigator Platform in India. http://www.isim.ac.in/prof-shalini-r-urs/

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is the preeminent professional association that bridges the gap between information science practice and research. ASIS&T members represent the fields of information science, computer science, linguistics, management, librarianship, engineering, data science, information architecture, law, medicine, chemistry, education, and related technology. ASIS&T advances the information sciences and similar applications of information technology by helping members build their skills and developing their careers by providing focus, opportunity, and support through training, research, publications, and ongoing education.