Technology & Information

Policy Institute

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

How Residents in Texas Seek Flood Risk Information

A shared sense of duty around seeking flood information is the most important factor behind Texas residents’ motivations to search for flood information.

TIPI Workshop at Mozfest 2023
Surveillance and ethical governance: A contextual approach to privacy in the deployment of smart city technologiesWednesday, March 22nd 12:30-2pmCities worldwide are increasingly turning to AI-based...
TIPI Team Begins Research on Digital Navigators Program

A team of researchers is working with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) to conduct research examining digital inclusion programs in ten Texas libraries.

The End of Digital Democracy and What We Can Do About It
Digital technologies were supposed to help strengthen democracies around the world, not threaten them. In this talk, Professor Gina Neff of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at the...
The Privacy Imperative: Navigating Trust in the Digital Economy
Please join us for a talk from Professor J. Trevor Hughes, Executive Director, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Time: 3:30-5 p.m.  Date: October 13 Place: Moody College of...

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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