iSchool students to present at Illinois Summer Research Symposium

The Illinois Summer Research Symposium, which will be held on July 21-22 at the I-Hotel and Conference Center, will feature the research of iSchool students. Sponsored by the Graduate College, this symposium showcases equity and diversity programs at the University of Illinois and the exceptional research talents of the next generation of scholars. This year's conference is the culmination of two longstanding Graduate College programs, the Summer Predoctoral Institute (SPI) and Summer Research Opportunities Program for Undergraduates (SROP), and nine partner programs. 

iSchool participants include:

  • Morgan Cosillo, BS/IS student in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), The Future of Discovery: Training Students to Build and Apply Open Source Machine Learning Models and Tools, will present the poster, "Optical Character Recognition Post-Correction on Astrophysics Text with Machine Learning," on July 21 at 1:45 p.m. Mentor: Teaching Assistant Professor Jill Naiman
  • Bruno Nagel Tejada, Informatics PhD student in SPI, will present the poster, "How and When to Apply a Design Research Methodology," on July 21 at 1:45 p.m. and give an oral presentation on this topic on July 22 at 9:30 a.m. Mentor: Professor Michael Twidale
  • Kiara Balleza, BS/IS student in the NCSA Students Pushing Innovation Internship Program (SPIN), will present the poster, "The Reading Time Machine: Transforming Astrophysical Literature into Actionable Data," on July 21 at 3:00 p.m. Mentor: Naiman
  • David Eby, incoming iSchool PhD student, will present the poster, "Health Information on TikTok, Exploring What's Good #ForYou," on July 21 at 3:00 p.m. and give an oral presentation on this topic on July 22 at 5:00 p.m. Mentor: Assistant Professor Jodi Schneider [Outstanding Oral Presentation Award]
  • Melissa Seecharan, BS/IS student in the SROP and Research & Education for the Advancement of Compassionate Healthcare (REACH) programs, will present the poster, "Automating the Retrieval of Dosage to Consolidate Conflicting Evidence from Genistein Literature and Implications for Breast Cancer," on July 21 at 4:15 p.m. and give an oral presentation on this topic on July 22 at 3:45 p.m. Mentor: Professor Catherine Blake

The full program for the symposium is available online.