iSchool participation in iConference 2017

The following iSchool faculty, staff, and students will participate in iConference 2017, which will be held March 22-25 in Wuhan, China. The event brings together scholars, researchers, and information professionals to share insights on critical information issues. The theme of this year's conference is "Effect • Expand • Evolve: Global collaboration across the Information Community."

Wednesday, March 22

Professor and Dean Allen Renear will chair the meeting of the iSchool North American deans, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (by invitation only)

Professor J. Stephen Downie, with Xiao Hu (PhD '10), Samuel K.W. Chu, and C. W-Y. Lee (University of Hong Kong), will present their paper, "Data Science as an Emerging Discipline: The Roles of iSchools in the Era of Big Data," at the workshop, "Information Science to Data Science: New Directions for iSchools," 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 23

Professor J. Stephen Downie, Professor Ted Underwood, Postdoctoral Research Associate Peter Organisciak (PhD '15), and Boris Capitanu (Illinois Informatics Institute) will present "Access to Billions of Pages for Large-Scale Text Analysis," 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Professor J. Stephen Downie and master's student Alex Olivia Kinnaman, with Michael Popham (Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services), will present the poster, "Auditing a Dark Archive," 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Professor J. Stephen Downie and Catherine Renee Blauvelt (MS '16), with David M. Weigl and Kevin R. Page (University of Oxford), will present the poster, "Towards Incorporating Derived Features in Dataset Alignment and Linking," 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 24

Doctoral student Jacob Jett, with Thomas Andrew Disher and Jin Ha Lee (MS '02, PhD '08) (University of Washington), will present "Investigating the Status of Anime Collections in Public Libraries," 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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