Kilicoglu to present at meta-research conference

Halil Kilicoglu
Halil Kilicoglu, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Halil Kilicoglu will give an invited talk at the conference on “Meta-research for transforming clinical research,” which will be held on November 25 at the Académie Nationale de Médecine in Paris. The conference, organized by the EU-funded Methods in Research on Research (MiRoR) consortium, will bring together experts on meta-research from the U.S. and Europe. MiRoR is an interdisciplinary, joint doctoral training program for future generations of scientists working at the intersection of meta-research and medicine.

Meta-research (also called "research on research" or "science on science") is a relatively new discipline, concerned with evaluating and improving the ways in which scientific research is conducted, reported, assessed, and rewarded. At the conference, Kilicoglu will present his recent work in using text mining techniques to extract information from clinical publications and to assess and improve research transparency and quality.

"My work recognizes that textual artifacts, such as grant proposals, protocols, and publications, are central to biomedical communication, and that they are often manifestations of poor research practices," he said. "In one of my projects, we are developing a tool to assess the adherence of clinical trial publications to reporting guidelines. We do this by identifying statements in a publication that discuss specific guideline checklist items, using a combination of machine learning and rule-based approaches. Such a tool could help journal editors and peer reviewers in assessing manuscripts for compliance, authors in addressing reporting issues in their papers, and other scientists and stakeholders in more easily accessing the information they need."

Kilicoglu earned his PhD in computer science from Concordia University in 2012. Prior to joining the iSchool faculty, he worked as a staff scientist at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, where he led the Semantic Knowledge Representation project.

Updated on
Backto the news archive

Related News

Naiman receives Fiddler Faculty Fellowship

Teaching Assistant Professor Jill Naiman has received a Fiddler Innovation Faculty Fellowship from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). The fellowship is part of a $2 million endowment from Jerry Fiddler and Melissa Alden to the University of Illinois in support of the Emerging Digital Research and Education in Arts Media (eDream) Institute at NCSA.

Jill Naiman

The Center for Children’s Books celebrates 75 years

A crossroads for critical inquiry, professional training, and educational outreach, the iSchool’s Center for Children’s Books (CCB) is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. In its dual role as research collection and educational community, the Center has a national impact on the future of reading and readers. The CCB supports its mission by providing space, staff, and other support to affiliates; housing collections and other research tools; and sponsoring outreach, scholarly conferences, and instructional activities. Affiliates include School and University faculty and academic staff, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, and the iSchool’s School Librarian Licensure Program.

CCB 75th anniversary logo

Sanfilippo to discuss cooperative organizations and technology at TPRC

Assistant Professor Madelyn Sanfilippo will present her research at The Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy (TPRC), which will be held virtually on February 17-19. TPRC's mission is to promote "interdisciplinary thinking on current and emerging issues in communications and the Internet by disseminating and discussing new research relevant to policy questions in the U.S. and around the world."

Madelyn Sanfilippo

Chan to assist with global strategies as Provost Fellow

Anita Say Chan, associate professor in the iSchool and the Department of Media and Cinema Studies, will share her expertise with campus as the Provost Fellow for International Affairs and Global Strategies for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Provost Fellows Program provides selected Illinois faculty with academic leadership experience in key campus administrative roles. Fellows participate in mentoring and learning opportunities, collaborate with colleagues in the Provost’s and Chancellor's Offices and across campus, and assume leadership roles on critical campus strategic initiatives and projects.

Anita Say Chan

Jingrui He to present rare categories research at DLG-AAAI’21

Associate Professor Jingrui He will present her research at the International Workshop on Deep Learning on Graphs, which will be held in conjunction with the 35th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI'21) on February 2-9. The one-day workshop brings together academic researchers and industrial practitioners from different backgrounds to investigate new approaches and methods at the intersection of Graph Neural Networks and real-world applications.

Jingrui He