WHO'S NEW AT UCLA
: Assistant Professor, Department of Information Studies, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
: Furner received his M.A. in philosophy and social science from the University of Cambridge, England, in 1987. He also earned an M.Sc. in information management in 1991 and a Ph.D. in information studies in 1994 from the University of Sheffield, England.
Lecturer, School of Information and Media, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.
"Naming things, and putting them in order, are simple enough tasks — but different people carry them out with different results, and that's what causes problems for those of us striving to improve the effectiveness of document-retrieval systems. Information scientists build bridges between fields as varied as librarianship, computer science, linguistics, psychology and philosophy. It's this eclecticism and vibrancy that I love — and what better place to cultivate one's appreciation of those qualities than UCLA?"