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CIRSS Seminar - Topics in Adaptation to Information Proliferation: Information Foraging and Misinformation

Friday, November 1, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm

IS 126

Event Details

Session leaders: Jessie Chin, iSchool Assistant Professor
Description: The talk will focus on two topics in information proliferation, information foraging and misinformation. In the first part of the talk, I'll be introducing empirical studies about how people across the lifespan adapt to information environments through foraging. In the second part of talk, I'll be introducing an ongoing study to examine the ecosystems of health misinformation on social media.

Jessie Chin is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a cognitive scientist, her research programs focus on bridging theories in cognitive science, human-computer interaction and human factors to understand and design sociotechnical solutions to support complex cognitive activities (such as learning and decision-making) and health promotion.