Future of Work

Future of Work

Exploring emerging technologies and trends to advance human capabilities in the workplace.

Research Projects

How COVID-19 is Changing Workplace Surveillance: American Workers’ Experiences & Privacy Expectations When Working From Home

Principal Investigator(s): Jessica Vitak
Funder: Other
Funder: SSRC Rapid-Response Research Grants 2020
Investigating American workers' attitudes toward workplace surveillance, including employers' collection of their data for workplace monitoring and efficiency tracking, which has shifted to working-at-home surveillance due to Covid-19.
Research Areas: Future of Work

CRII: CHS: Investigating Multilingual Teams Communication and Collaborative Writing

Principal Investigator(s): Ge Gao
This project investigates new ways to create grounding in multilingual teams engaged in collaborative writing. It will improve understanding and develop new tools.

Human-Agent Teaming on Intelligence Tasks

Principal Investigator(s): Susannah Paletz
Investigator(s): Adam Porter
Our goal is to create a platform for running experiments that would simulate an AI intervention into intelligence analysis tasks, specifically involving a human shift handover. Participants would work through materials, including notes and feedback from the “previous” analyst, to solve a fictional intelligence task. This study examines how potential AIs can influence team cognition and decision making.
Research Areas: Future of Work

Future of Work News

STEM Education Struggle in the U.S.: The Key Piece We’ve Been Missing

  • UMD iSchool Staff

    In “The Promise of Access,” Dr. Daniel Greene shares a radical perspective on why tech solutions aren’t solving complex social problems such as STEM education and the digital divide.

Jesse Anderson, InfoSci '22, to Compete as Finalist in the UMD Do Good Challenge!

  • UMD iSchool Staff

    Anderson and partner Veeraj Shah's startup nonprofit organization, Chat Health, will be showcased as the competition continues through April 2021.

George Mason & University of Maryland to Leverage 311 Data for Increased DMV Resilience During a Pandemic

  • Press Release

    Funded by the NSF, the team aims to provide tools to governments to better respond to regional disasters and crises