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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,…

diabetes

Information's Allure

Time frame
2016-Present
Investigator
Bonnie Mak

One of the enduring attractions of books is their ability to stand witness to their own presence through time and space. A history of social interaction is marked on the pages of a book; a folded corner, a stain from a careless reader's cup of coffee, and a thoughtful comment in the margin accrue and transmit something of where the book has been, with whom, and under what circumstances.…

Innovation in an Aging Society

Time frame
2013-2020
Investigator
Vetle Torvik
Total funding to date
$569,272.00
Funding agency
National Bureau of Economic Research

The U.S. scientific workforce is aging - the average age of both US academics and medical school faculty increased to the late 40s, from the early 40s in 1970. This aging is troubling because people are seen to make important scientific contributions early in their careers. Moreover, the U.S. is turning to innovation as an economic driver, and the aging of the population will both increase and…

aging society

Mapping Information Access

Time frame
2013-Present
Investigator
Emily Knox

Mapping Information Access is a collaborative academic research project to study and understand the landscape of information access and availability in public schools and libraries in the United States.

There are more than 18,000 public school districts and more than 9,000 public library systems in the US. Each of these institutions is as a central node of information access for the…

Metadata Poems

Time frame
2017-Present
Investigator
Bonnie Mak

Although standardized vocabularies and languages are often invoked as a way to ensure interoperability in the management of informational resources, these conventions prioritize particular ways of representing the world. This project situates metadata as an infrastructure of information, and examines how such descriptive practices have configured the production of knowledge for centuries—from…

Metadata Poems project

Pathtracker: A smartphone-based system for mobile infectious disease detection and epidemiology

Time frame
2015-Present
Investigator
Ian Brooks
Total funding to date
$1,005,692.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

This project will develop a mobile sensor technology for performing detection and identification of viral and bacterial pathogens. By means of a smartphone-based detection instrument, the results are shared with a cloud-based data management service that will enable physicians to rapidly visualize the geographical and temporal spread of infectious disease. When deployed by a community of…

Reducing the Inadvertent Spread of Retracted Science: Shaping a Research and Implementation Agenda

Time frame
2020-Present
Investigator
Jodi Schneider
Total funding to date
$174,981.00
Funding agency
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

When retracted papers are cited both before and after retraction, the scientific publication network inadvertently propagates potentially faked data, fundamental errors, and unreproducible results. Schneider's project will bring together a variety of stakeholders, including funders, editors, peer reviewers, authors, and publishers for interviews and a workshop. In addition to investigating the…

retracted science

Reliable Extraction of Emergency Response Networks from Text Data and Benchmarking with National Emergency Response Guidelines

Time frame
2019-Present
Investigator
Jana Diesner
Total funding to date
$200,000.00
Funding agency
Department of Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute

This project employs techniques from natural language processing and social network analysis to identify and evaluate multi-modal networks involved in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) efforts. Empirical evidence derived from text data will be compared to the expected response behavior as set out in national guidelines, such as Department of Homeland Security's National…

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Research Software Credit and Sustainability

Time frame
2014-Present
Investigator
Daniel Katz

An ever-increasing fraction of research is dependent on software, much of it developed in academia. But the developers are often not recognized or rewarded for their contributions in the academic systems. In addition to recognition, resources are needed to sustain research software: to continue to make it available in the future, on new platforms, meeting new needs. This project examines both…

RIDIR: Collaborative Research: Developing and Deploying SKOPE - A Resource for Synthesizing Knowledge of Past Environments

Time frame
2016-Present
Investigator
Bertram Ludäscher
Total funding to date
$884,627.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

Recent research has demonstrated that investigations of contemporary societal problems can benefit from the use of long-term environmental data and from comparisons with cases in which the interactions of human societies with their environments is well-documented over centuries. By providing easy access to time- and place-specific long-term environmental data, this project seeks to facilitate…

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