iSchool participation in iConference 2021

The following iSchool faculty, staff, and students will participate in iConference 2021, which will be held virtually on March 17-31. The annual event brings together scholars, researchers, and information professionals to share insights on critical information issues. The theme of this year's conference is "Diversity, Divergence, Dialogue."

Friday, March 19

PhD students Michael Gryk and Jessica Cheng and Rhiannon Bettivia (PhD '16) (Simmons University) will present the workshop, "Navigating through the Panoply of Provenance Metadata Standards," at 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 24

Informatics PhD student Daniela Mehri Markazi and MS/LIS student Kristin Walters will present their paper, "People's Perception of AI Utilization in the Context of COVID-19," at 11:00 a.m.

Professor Ted Underwood and PhD student Wenyi Sheng will present their paper, "Improving Measures of Text Reuse in English Poetry: a TF-IDF Based Method," at 1:30 p.m.

Assistant Professor Madelyn Sanfilippo will present her paper, "Data and Privacy in a Quasi-Public Space: Disney World as a Smart City," which is a finalist for the iConference's Lee Dirks Award, at 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 25

Kristin Walters and Daniela Mehri Markazi will present their paper, "Insights from People's Experiences with AI: Privacy Management Processes," at 5:00 p.m.

Friday, March 26

Glen Worthey, associate director for research support services for the HathiTrust Research Center, and PhD student Nikolaus Parulian will present their paper, "Identifying Creative Content at the Page Level in the HathiTrust Digital Library using Machine Learning Methods on Text and Image Features," at 12:30 p.m.

Ruohua Han, PhD student, and Linqing Ma (Renmin University of China) will present their paper, "Creating Farmer Worker Records for Facilitating the Provision of Government Services: A Case from Sichuan Province, China," which is a finalist for the iConference's Best Short Research Paper Award, at 3:30 p.m.

Monday, March 29

Assistant Professor Melissa Ocepek will lead the panel, "Deciding Where to Live: Information Studies on Where to Live in America, A Discussion," with Teaching Assistant Professor David Hopping, Teaching Associate Professor Judith Pintar, PhD student Jamillah Gabriel, Philip Doty (University of Texas), and Steve Sawyer (Syracuse University), at 12:00 p.m.

Posters

Professor J. Stephen Downie, Digital Humanities Specialist Ryan Dubnicek, Visiting Research Programmer Deren Kudeki, Glen Worthey, PhD student Yuerong Hu, Informatics PhD student Ming Jiang, and Informatics Research Programmer Boris Capitanu will present their poster, "The Gutenberg-HathiTrust Parallel Corpus: A Real-World Dataset for Noise Investigation in Uncorrected OCR Texts."

Professor Bertram Ludäscher and PhD students Nikolaus Parulian and Lan Li will present their poster, "or2yw: Modeling and Visualizing OpenRefineOperation Histories as YesWorkflow Diagrams."
 

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