iSchool well represented at ASIS&T 2019

iSchool faculty and students will participate in the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, which will be held October 19-23 in Melbourne, Australia. The theme of this year’s conference is “Information…Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime, Anyway.” The meeting, now in its 82nd year, is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. Associate Professor and MS/IM Program Director Catherine Blake serves as co-chair for this year’s conference. Associate Professor and BS/IS Program Director Emily Knox and Affiliate Professor Clara Chu are members of the ASIS&T Board of Directors, contributing to governance activities.

Sunday, October 20

Professor and Associate Dean for Research J. Stephen Downie will present at the session, "International Incubator Session 2, Part I: Data Without Borders: Exploring International Collaborations with HathiTrust Research Center," at 3:30 p.m.

Monday, October 21

Associate Professor and MS/IM Program Director Catherine Blake will present at the session, "International Incubator Session 3: Human Centered Data Science," at 9:00 a.m.

Associate Professor Vetle Torvik and PhD student Tzu-Kun (Esther) Hsiao will present their paper, "Knowledge Transfer from Technology to Science: The Longevity of Paper-to-Patent Citations," at 10:00 a.m.

Assistant Professor Rachel M. Magee will present at the session, "International Incubator Session 4: Envisioning the Future of Research with Youth Across International Contexts," at 11:00 a.m.

Assistant Professor Jodi Schneider and PhD students Yi-Yun (Jessica) Cheng, Nikolaus Parulian, Tzu-Kun (Esther) Hsiao, Ly Dinh, and Janina Sarol will present their paper, "ReTracker: Actively and Automatically Matching Retraction Metadata in Zotero," at 11:30 a.m.

Assistant Professor Peter Darch and PhD student Lo Lee will present their paper, "One of a Kind: The Tail of Citizen Science Volunteers," at 12:00 p.m.

Assistant Professor Jodi Schneider and PhD students Yi-Yun (Jessica) Cheng, Nikolaus Parulian, Tzu-Kun (Esther) Hsiao, Ly Dinh, and Janina Sarol will present their paper, "Systematic Examination of Pre- and Post-Retraction Citations," at 12:00 p.m.

Associate Professor Victoria Stodden will present her coauthored paper, "Open Access to Research Artifacts: Implementing the Next Generation Data Management Plan," at 12:00 p.m.

Professor and Associate Dean for Research J. Stephen Downie, doctoral candidate Jacob Jett, and Affiliate Professor Timothy Cole will present their paper, "Combine or Connect: Practical Experiences Querying Library Linked Data," at 2:00 p.m.

Associate Professor and MS/IM Program Director Catherine Blake and PhD student Jooho Lee will present their paper, "Evaluating Ontology Coverage and Internal Structure to Better Align Patients with Clinical Trials," at 2:30 p.m.

Associate Professor Masooda Bashir will present her coauthored paper, "Putting a Price on Social Movements: A Case Study of #MeToo on Instagram," at 4:00 p.m.

Professor Michael Twidale will present at the session, "Information Seeking at the Intersection of Search, Learning, Inquiry, and Creativity: Sharing Stories to Inform Creative Research," at 4:00 p.m.

Associate Professor Terry L. Weech and Affiliate Professor Clara Chu will participate in the panel, "Information Science Education and Library and Information Studies Education: Transnational Conversations," at 4:00 p.m.

Posters presented during the President’s Reception at 6:00 p.m. include:

  • Doctoral candidate Garrick Sherman, "A Data Set of Document Topicality Annotations"
  • Associate Professor and MS/IM Program Director Catherine Blake, PhD student Jenna Kim, and MS/IM students Milind Mathur and Akanksha Aggarwal, "A Gap Analysis of Survivorship Terminology: Knowledge Resources Versus Literature Usage"
  • Professor and Associate Dean for Research J. Stephen Downie, "Affording Cross-Cultural Access to Visualized Cultural Collections: A Preliminary Case Study of E-Dunhuang"
  • Assistant Professor Melissa Ocepek and PhD student Lo Lee, "Getting Creative in Everyday Life: Investigating Arts and Crafts Hobbyists' Information Behavior"
  • MS/LIS student Jennifer Jordan, "Put Relational Databases in Your Data Curation Toolbox"
  • Professor Michael Twidale, Associate Professor and MS/IM Program Director Catherine Blake, PhD student Jenna Kim, and Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) research affiliate Maria Souden, "Repurposing: Another Essential R for Data Curation"
  • PhD student Jenna Kim, Associate Professor and MS/IM Program Director Catherine Blake, and Assistant Professor Peter Darch, "Towards Computational Reproducibility: A Doctoral Student's Story of Passing the Baton"

Tuesday, October 22

Assistant Professor Peter Darch will present at the session, "International Incubator Session 7: Research Data Sharing Across National Borders: Challenges and Opportunities for Promoting Globally Open Data," at 9:00 a.m.

Associate Professor and MS/IM Program Director Catherine Blake, doctoral candidate Henry Gabb, and PhD student Jenna Kim will present their paper, "Empowering Citizens to Manage Their Chemical Exposures: Step 1 - Identify Ingredients in Consumer Products," at 10:15 a.m.

Professor and Associate Dean for Research J. Stephen Downie will present at the session, "International Incubator 2, Part II: Data Without Borders: Exploring International Collaborations with Hathitrust Research Center," at 11:00 a.m.

Assistant Professor Rachel M. Magee will present her coauthored paper, "Understanding Early Research Experiences Through the Lens of Connected Learning," at 11:30 a.m.

Associate Professor and MS/IM Program Director Catherine Blake will present at the session, "International Incubator Session 8: Session Round Up," at 2:00 p.m.

Updated on
Backto the news archive

Related News

Barbosa and Wang receive Facebook grant to design privacy controls for ad targeting

iSchool PhD student Natã Barbosa and his advisor Associate Professor Yang Wang have received a $65,053 grant from Facebook for their project, "In-Situ Privacy Controls of Profiling and Ad-Targeting." The goal of the project is to design a privacy control framework that makes profiling and ad-targeting more transparent to ordinary Internet users.

Yang Wang

Anderson selected as 2019-2021 iSchool research fellow

Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson has been selected by the iSchool faculty as a research fellow for the 2019-2021 academic years. Research fellows are chosen because their work is relevant to the interests of the School's faculty and students. During the period of their appointments, fellows give at least one public lecture.

Theresa Anderson

Student award recipients announced

Each year, the School recognizes a group of outstanding students for their achievement in academics as well as a number of attributes that contribute to professional success. Congratulations to this year's honorees!

Diesner joins Science Advances editorial board

Associate Professor and PhD Program Director Jana Diesner is a new associate editor on the editorial board of Science Advances, the open access multidisciplinary journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The journal supports the AAAS mission by extending the capacity of Science magazine to identify and promote significant advances in science and engineering across a wide range of areas. Science Advances editors not only have stellar reputations in their disciplines but also have acknowledged breadth in recognizing and promoting interdisciplinary collaborations. Diesner brings to this role her expertise in computational social science, human-centered data science, network analysis, natural language processing, machine learning, and responsible computing.

Assistant Professor Jana Diesner

La Barre recognized for diversity work

Associate Professor Kathryn La Barre received an Honorable Mention in the category of Outstanding Faculty/Staff at the 8th annual Diversity and Social Justice Education Awards. The awards recognize undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and student organizations "that have sought to address marginalization, oppression, and/or privilege in their communities." La Barre serves as chair of the iSchool's Diversity Committee.

Kathryn La Barre