2017 Research Showcase

2017showcase.jpg?itok=RcQT-yef iSchool faculty, students, and alumni build and navigate the systems that help society manage increasing amounts of information. Learn about the breadth of their research in a series of short presentations and posters. This annual event consists of presentations and posters regarding socially relevant topics, highlighting human-centered, interdisciplinary research that connects people with technology to achieve their goals.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
12:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Illini Union, Ballrooms A and B
1401 W. Green Street, Urbana

Mark your calendar now for an afternoon of engaging scholarship and thought-provoking discussion!

Schedule of Events

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Poster Session I
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.: Keynote Speaker
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.: Presentation Session I
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.: Break
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Presentation Session II
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Poster Session II

Research Showcase is open to all, and refreshments will be provided during the poster sessions.

Presentation Session I: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Value Sensitive Design in the Times of Big Data
Keynote speaker: Funda Kivran-Swaine, Research Manager, Facebook

The Raw & the Smoked: Salumi & Authenticity in Intangible Heritage
Jerome McDonough

App Authors: Closing the App Gap II
Deborah Stevenson (Presenter), Rachel M. Magee, & Lizzy Isbell (Presenter)

Leveraging Syntax to Better Capture the Semantics of Elliptical Coordinated Compound Noun Phrases
(PPT with audio)
Catherine Blake

Break: 2:00-2:30 p.m.

Presentation Session II: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

When Tech Use Becomes Search: Looking at People Trying to Configure a Smartphone
Michael Twidale

Data Friction, Social Friction: Standardization Challenges in Emerging Domains of Science
Peter Darch

Shared Uncertainty in Social and Collaborative Information Seeking
—Aiko Takazawa

Nonmaterial Constitution and Unnatural Kinds: Why Philosophical Disputes About Works of Authorship Matter
David Dubin & Jacob Jett

Storytelling Paradoxes: Reevaluating Library Wisdom for Effective Organizational Storytelling
Kate McDowell

Posters (Sessions I & II)

Markdown-based Semantic Annotation of Workflow Scripts
—Xiaoliang Jiang, John S. Erickson, Jodi Schneider, & Deborah L. McGuinness

Managing Big Data Flows: A Case Study
Paige Cunningham

Library Usage Reports at Illinois Leadership Center Library
—Linh Cao

Semi-supervised Named Entity Recognition in Noisy-text
Shubhanshu Mishra & Jana Diesner

Stance Classification of Twitter Debates: The Encryption Debate as A Use Case
—Aseel Addawood, Jodi Schneider, & Masooda Bashir

Studying Geo-conflict and Cooperation over Time Using Media Reports: A Case Study using Temporal Geographical Maps
Shubhanshu Mishra

User-Centered Space Assessment in Academic Libraries: A Literature Review
—Alyssa Denneler & Emily Knox

The 450-year Life of the Nobiliario genealógico de varias casas de España: A Brief Biography of a Manuscript
—EvaAnne D. Johnson

Embracing Diversity: The Design of Citizen Science as an Inclusive Learning Environment
—Lo Lee

Who Shares What with Whom? Information Sharing Preferences in the Online and Offline Worlds
—Chang Liu, Hsiao-Ying Huang; Dolores Albarracin, & Masooda Bashir

Urbana-Champaign Smart Gigabit Communities
—Chieh-Li Chin

Open Data and Public Health
—Marcelo D´Agostino, Noah Samuel, Maria Janina Sarol, Federico G. de Cosio, Myrna Marti, Tianyu Luo, Ian Brooks, & Espinal Marcos

Towards Managing Knowledge Claims from Scholarly Literature
Jodi Schneider, Janina Sarol, & other members of the lab

Ransomware: An Examination of Best Practices
Masooda Bashir & Shubham Goel

Parsl: A Python-based Parallel Scripting Library
Daniel S. Katz

Understand the Role of Software in Research
Daniel S. Katz

Users Trust in Automation: A Cultural Perspective
—Hsiao-Ying Huang & Masooda Bashir

Geographical Distribution of Biomedical Research in the USA and China
Yingjun Guan, Jing Du, & Vetle Torvik

Exploring the Music Library Association Mailing List: A Text Mining Approach
Xiao Hu, Kahyun Choi, Yun Hao, Sally Jo Cunningham, Jin Ha Lee, Audrey Laplante, David Bainbridge, & J. Stephen Downie

Prospective and Retrospective Provenance Queries Using YesWorkflow, RDF, and SPARQL
Linh Hoang, Hui Lyu, Timothy McPhillips, & Bertram Ludäscher

Opening the Black Box of a Paleoclimate Reconstruction based on PaleoCAR
—Pratik Shrivastava

Toward A Typology Of Digital Thematic Research Collections
Katrina Fenlon

Towards a Progressive Model for Metacognitive Strategies and Makerspace Learning
Jeff Ginger, Maya Israel, Lisa Bievenue, Johnell Bentz, & Suzanne Linder

Computational Lyricology: Measuring Lyric Complexity Using Topical Diversity of User Interpretations
Kahyun Choi & J. Stephen Downie

Evaluating an Automatic Data Extraction Tool for Evidence Synthesis through Real-life Case Studies
Linh Hoang & Jodi Schneider

Exploiting Graph-based Data to Realize New Functionalities for Scholar-built Worksets
Jacob Jett, Timothy W. Cole, & J. Stephen Downie

Posters with demos

Building a Real-time Distributed Intelligence Feed Network
—Alex Withers, Justin Azoff, Jim Marsteller, Shane Filus, & Linh Cao

Investigation into Digital Humanities Research on Chinese Classics and Visualization of Zuozhuan
Yuerong Hu

Agreeing to Disagree: Reconciling Conflicting Taxonomic Views Using a Logic-based Approach
Yi-Yun Cheng, Nico Franz, Jodi Schneider, Shizhuo Yu, Thomas Rodenhausen, & Bertram Ludäscher