iSchool alumna receives national research award

Florida State University iSchool alumna Dania Bilal receives an international award for her research on children’s cognitive and affective information behavior in using and interacting with information retrieval systems. She earned her Bachelor’s in Information Science/ Studies and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) from FSU.

She will be honored with her award later this month by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group for Information Needs, Seeking and Use (SIGUSE). Recently, Bilal was elected to the ASIS&T Board of Directors as director-at-large. She also joins the SIGUSE Academy of Fellows.

Bilal has been a Information Sciences Professor at the University of Tennessee for over 20 years. She teaches courses in information access and retrieval, human-computer interaction, web mining, information systems design and implementation, and research methods

She is considered an expert in her field and is in the top 1 percent most cited researchers worldwide in the Tennessee area. She collects her research from children nationally and internationally in schools, libraries, and computer lab settings.