2015 Research Showcase


iSchool faculty, students, and alumni build and navigate the systems that help society manage increasing amounts of information. Join our faculty and doctoral students as they share the breadth of their research in a series of short presentations and posters at this annual event presented by the top-ranked library and information science school in the nation.

The Research Showcase is an annual event open to campus and the general public.

Friday, April 3, 2015
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

LIS Building, 501 East Daniel Street, Champaign
East Foyer and Rooms 126 and 131

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.: First poster session; pizza and beverages provided

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Research presentations with opening remarks by George Chacko, director of research information analytics in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at Illinois and iSchool senior research scientist

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.: Second poster session and reception; refreshments provided

VIEW PROGRAM for all abstracts and the schedule for Poster Sessions 1 & 2

Presentations (Room 126)

Who Are They, and If So, How Many? Propagation of Entity Disambiguation Errors to Network Analysis Results
Jana Diesner (presenter), Craig Evans, Jinseok Kim

Mechanical Literacies of the Industrial Revolution
Elizabeth Hoiem

The GSLIS Carnegie Scholars
Nicole A. Cooke

Pornography, Bomb-Building, and Good Intentions: What Would It Take for an Internet Filter to Work?
Emily Lawrence (presenter), Richard Fry

Advanced Tools and Techniques for Logic-Based Knowledge Representation, Process Documentation, and Data Curation
Bertram Ludäscher

#Diverse Children's Literature: Examining Social Media's Role
—Melissa Hayes, DeAnza Williams

The HathiTrust+Bookworm Project: Exploring Cultural and Literary Trends in Millions of Scanned Books
Peter Organisciak (presenter), Loretta Auvil, Benjamin Schmidt, Sayan Bhattacharyya, Mari Colleen Fallaw, Muhammad Saad Shamim, Yun Hao, Robert McDonald, Erez Aiden Lieberman, J. Stephen Downie

Poster Session 1 (Room 131)

Patron Privacy in Jeopardy: A Pilot Analysis of the Privacy Policies of Digital Content Vendors in American Public Libraries
—April Lambert, Michelle Parker, Masooda Bashir

On the Need for Combat Librarians: A Case Study of Knowledge Management at the End of the Iraq War
Caryn L. Anderson

Parameter Tuning: Exposing the Gap between Data Curation and Effective Data Analytics
Blake, C. and Gabb, H. (2014) Parameter tuning: Exposing the gap between data curation and effective data analytics, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Seattle, WA. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/meet.2014.14505101138/pdf

Closing the App Gap: From Plan to Project I
Deborah Stevenson, Kate McDowell, Cass Mabbott

A New Perspective of Studying Users’ Attitudes toward Information Privacy and Culture in Global Context: An Explorative Study
—Hsiao-Ying Huang, Kim Naples, Masooda Bashir

Automating the Identification of Critical Community Health Indicators and Their Presentation to the Public
—Robert Sarwark, Julia Bello-Bravo, Barry R. Pittendrigh, Tom Szpyrka, Ian S. Brooks

Incremental Sentiment Prediction Based on Human in the Loop Learning
Jana Diesner, Shubhanshu Mishra, Liang Tao, Elizabeth Surbeck, Jason Byrne

Expert-Guided Contrastive Opinion Summarization for Controversial Issues
Jinlong Guo

Impact of Entity Resolution on Network Properties
Jinseok Kim, Jana Diesner

Digital Innovation Leadership Program (DILP)
Jon Gant

Information Integration: A Case Study of Air Quality in Chicago and St. Louis
Lee, J. and Blake, C. (2014) Information integration: a case study of air quality in Chicago and St. Louis, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Seattle, WA.

Collective Leadership for Collaborative Action: A New Leadership Framework for Library Engagement around Digital Literacy Education
Kirstin Phelps

The Impact of Music Genre on Music Similarity: A Qualitative Exploration
—Yun Hao, Kahyun Choi, J. Stephen Downie, Ning Chen

Poster Session 2 (Room 131)

The Imposition of Empathy: The Pedagogy of Empathic Design
—Andrea Gannon, Michael Twidale

Coloradio: A Product of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in an iSchool Environment
—Christopher Nixon, Kinyetta Nance, Berenice Vargas, Helen Zhou

Conceptualizing Worksets for Non-consumptive Research
—Jacob Jett, Chris Maden, Colleen Fallaw, Megan Senseney, J. Stephen Downie

Topic Modeling Users’ Interpretations of Songs to Inform Subject Access in Music Digital Libraries
—Kahyun Choi, Jin Ha Lee, Craig Willis, J. Stephen Downie

LIS Online Education: Comparing Leep with Other Programs 
Kate McDowell, Wei Gao, Caroline Nappo, Mikki Smith

Mining the Poachers: Quantitative Analysis of Fanfiction Works across Two Archives
—Elizabeth Wickes

Digital Literacy for ALL Learners
Martin Wolske, Kim Naples, Hailley Fargo, Sarah Butt, Travis Faust

Digital Humanities Data Curation Institutes: Challenges and Preliminary Findings
Megan Senseney, Trevor Munoz, Julia Flanders, Ali Fenlon

Target Function Assessment for Impact Goals of Issue Focused Public Media
—Rezvaneh Rezapour, Jana Diesner

Extracting Features from Text for Non-consumptive Reading with the HathiTrust Research Center
—Sayan Bhattacharyya, Boris Capitanu, Ted Underwood, Peter Organisciak, Loretta Auvil, Colleen Fallaw, J. Stephen Downie

Exploring Cultural Differences in Language Usage: The Case of Negation
Svetlozara, S., Cohen, D. and Blake, C. (2014) Exploring Cultural Differences in Language Usage: The Case of Negation, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Seattle, WA.

Posters with Demonstrations (during Poster Sessions 1 and 2)

The Digital Innovation Leadership Program (DILP)
—Lisa Bievenue, Jeff Ginger, Kinyetta Nance, Jarai Carter

Maps - Applying LIS to Cultural Heritage
—Christopher Nixon, Michael Twidale

Center Posters (displayed during Poster Sessions 1 and 2)

Center for Children's Books (CCB)
Deborah Stevenson

Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI)
Jon Gant

Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS)
Bertram Ludäscher, Catherine Blake

HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC)
J. Stephen Downie