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Conservation Legacies: Understanding the Long-term Impacts of Private Foundation Investment in International Biodiversity Conservation

Time frame
2019-Present
Investigator
Jana Diesner
Total funding to date
$550,000.00
Funding agency
MacArthur Foundation

The overall goal of this project is to advance knowledge of the long-term impacts of international funding for biodiversity conservation from private foundations and the factors associated with sustainable conservation gains over time. The project will analyze funding from private foundations, with a focus on MacArthur Foundation investment in conservation as a case study. Our team will focus…

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Data Capsule Appliance for Research Analysis of Restricted and Sensitive Data in Academic Libraries

Time frame
2017-Present
Investigator
J. Stephen Downie
Total funding to date
$32,500.00
Funding agency
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Indiana University, in partnership with eight other academic libraries, will enable new kinds of computational research while ensuring librarians remain expert stewards of information collections. In the last decade, there has been a nearly exponential increase in the volume of digital content, much of which could be valuable for computational research. However, not all datasets can be made…

DeepCrowd: A Crowd-assisted Deep Learning-based Disaster Scene Assessment System with Active Human-AI Interactions

Time frame
2021-2023
Investigator
Dong Wang
Total funding to date
$499,786.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

Full title: CHS: Small: DeepCrowd: A Crowd-assisted Deep Learning-based Disaster Scene Assessment System with Active Human-AI Interactions

This project addresses the application of AI to disaster scene assessment (DSA). AI currently has limited success with DSA; this project…

DeepCrowd

Donna Haraway is our "Friend": Reconfiguring Friendship Bracelets and Bibliography

Time frame
2016-Present
Investigator
Bonnie Mak

This project uses the friendship bracelet as a way to "re-weave" the academic canon. Friendship bracelets are handmade macramé bracelets of embroidery thread, intended to be worn as a sign of lasting friendship. In this collaboration with Julia Pollack (MS '12), bracelets have been woven with bibliographical references to important work of women in the field of knowledge-production.

ECR Methods DCL: Advancing Computational Grounded Theory for Audiovisual Data from STEM Classrooms

Time frame
2019-Present
Investigator
Nigel Bosch
Total funding to date
$1,313,855.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

Video data are complex. They involve visual, acoustic, spatial, and temporal features that can be reduced in several ways. To date, analysis of video data of STEM classrooms has not been able to leverage computational power to take advantage of their richness. However, recent advancements in data science, coupled with existing speech analytics methods, make it possible to computationally…

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HathiTrust Research Center Phase 2

Time frame
2019-Present
Investigator
J. Stephen Downie
Total funding to date
$535,292.00
Funding agency
HathiTrust

The HathiTrust has provided funding for the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), colocated at University of Illinois and Indiana University, to serve as the research arm of the HathiTrust and create an agile, technology-rich service for researchers in the digital humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and informatics. This service will help researchers conduct nonconsumptive research on…

I-Corps: Beacon-Enabled Smart Location-Based Service

Time frame
2019-Present
Investigator
Yun Huang
Total funding to date
$30,524.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

This I-Corps project will identify the commercial potential for using Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacon technology to provide new and low-cost location-based services. A BLE beacon actively broadcasts Bluetooth signals, which can be received by nearby Bluetooth-enabled smartphones. Thus, mobile applications can leverage the beacons that are installed at different locations to detect people's…

I Corps

Identifying False HPV-Vaccine Information and Modeling Its Impact on Risk Perceptions

Time frame
2020-Present
Investigator
Jessie Chin
Total funding to date
$389,810.00
Funding agency
National Institutes of Health

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., with over 34,000 new HPV-related cancers diagnosed annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An HPV vaccine, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006, is recommended as part of routine vaccinations for school-aged children. However, the vaccine's…

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Identifying Potential Bias in Science Using Citation Network Structures

Time frame
2020-Present
Investigator
Jodi Schneider
Total funding to date
$29,960.00
Funding agency
Campus Research Board

Biased citation benefits authors in the short-term by bolstering grants and papers, making them more easily accepted. However, it can have severe negative consequences for scientific inquiry. The need for a bias detection tool is evident from previous studies on citation bias, but existing work lacks crucial elements needed to scale the underlying approaches. This project will test the…

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III: Small: Predictive Analysis of Diabetes Dedicated Social Networks

Time frame
2019-Present
Investigator
Jingrui He
Total funding to date
$448,049.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

This project will study diabetes dedicated social networks. It aims to harness diabetes patients' online social behaviors from multiple networks to predict their biomarker measurements such as glycated hemoglobin and fasting blood glucose. This project will provide a paradigm shift from exploration to prediction compared with state-of-the-art research on diabetes dedicated social networks,…

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