Three research laboratories are affiliated with the School of Information Studies:
- Accessible Computing Technology (ACT) Research Group Lab
- Data Mining and Security (DMaS) Lab
- Multimodal Interaction Laboratory (MIL)
- Knowah Research Group
Accessible Computing Technology (ACT) Research Group Lab: seeks to develop technologies that are accessible to a broad range of users, including older adults and people with disabilities. Particular attention is placed on understanding the role of social relationships on the use and adoption of new technologies.
Data Mining and Security (DMaS) Lab: aims at developing real-life data mining systems for efficiently extracting hidden knowledge from large volumes of data. The research emphasizes on addressing challenges in text mining, web mining, social network mining, stream data mining, and crime data mining with the considerations of security, privacy, social, policy, and economic issues.
Multimodal Interaction Laboratory (MIL): studies how humans process and organize multisensory information. Processes are investigated in real-life and virtual environments from the converging perspectives of information science, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, acoustics and signal processing.
Knowah Research Group:The main goal at Knowah Research Group is to improve knowledge sharing between people. The central focus is to better understand how knowledge sharing works, the factors that motivate or inhibit it, and the underlying cognitive mechanisms. For further information visit: www.mcgill.ca/knowah or email us at knowah [at] mcgill.ca