Technology & Information

Policy Institute

Researching how technology contributes to economic, political, and social change.

Beyond the Library Doors: Providing Internet Connectivity During and After Disasters

The library is oftentimes a crucial Internet access provider in small and rural communities.

Rural Libraries and Disaster Recovery

When you do not know where to go or who to turn to, and especially when you do not have the devices or connectivity to get online, you go to the library.

TIPI Recommendations to Texas Broadband Development Office

More than 12% of Texans live in areas where there is no broadband infrastructure that provides minimally acceptable speeds. And 43.3% of Texans live in areas where there is only one such internet provider.

Communicating Flood Risk: A New Project with the Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas

In an effort to better communicate flood risk to Texans, TIPI’s Keri Stephens, Matt McGlone, and Tara Tasuji are working with the Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas (IDRT) to evaluate different maps used to communicate flood risk.

U.S.-Japan Collaborations Around Disaster and Emergency Alerts, Warnings

A team of UTexas Moody Technology & Information Policy Institute (TIPI) researchers collaborated with scholars from Kyoto University and the University of Colorado Denver to design and execute the 2021 U.S.-Japan Expert Workshop on Mobile Alerts and Warnings. 

Our Focus

Digital Equity

Institutions & Communication

New Media & Information

Disasters & Risk

Future of Work

Our Work


With assistance from donors, sponsors and partners, TIPI works on projects involving everything from library-based hotspots to Russian misinformation campaigns on Facebook. We’ve also recently concluded a 10-year digital media program with scholars and students from Portugal.


Throughout the academic year, TIPI hosts luncheons, a digital media speaker series, lecture series, conferences, and other special events for the benefit of our students, faculty and the greater UT Austin community. 


TIPI faculty and students publish policy briefs, full reports, and research papers on topics related to digital media, technological transformation, digital inclusion and other information policy issues.

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