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CIRSS Seminar Series

The CIRSS Seminar Series will meet on most Friday afternoons when classes are in session. Meetings will be held from 4:00 - 5:00 in 126 LISB unless announced otherwise. The aim of the CIRSS Seminar Series is to provide a relaxed, no-prep venue for sharing our current research by presenting reruns of our recent conference presentations. All CIRSS faculty and student affiliates are welcome to present, and session attendance is open to the entire campus community. Announcements and meeting reminders for the CIRSS Seminar Series will be distributed widely via the regular iSchool email lists for faculty, students, and staff. If you have any questions regarding the CIRSS Seminar Series, or, if you would like volunteer to lead a future session, please contact Janet Eke at 217-333-4701 or

Upcoming Seminars

CIRSS Seminar with Matt Turk
Friday, March 29, 2019  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Details coming soon.

Computational Social Science with Latent Information
Friday, April 12, 2019  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Il-Chul Moon, Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Computational social science has grown to answer diverse challenges with the support from data science, machine learning, and generative models. These challenges often involves understanding latent pr...

CIRSS Seminar with Vivek Singh
Friday, April 19, 2019  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Details coming soon.

Archived Seminars

2 Illinois Research Data Service (RDS) talks: "Data Management as People Management" and "Data Curation at Illinois"
Friday, March 8, 2019  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Ashley Hetrick (RDS Assistant Director for Research Data Engagement and Education) and Hoa Luong (RDS Assistant Director for Research Data Curation)
Part 1: Data Management as People ManagementAbstract: Data management is important. It’s hard to find someone who disagrees with that statement and yet, in practice,...

Library Cultures of Data Curation: Adventures in Astronomy
Friday, March 1, 2019  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Peter Darch, iSchool Assistant Professor
Research datasets often remain valuable long after their initial production. They may be reused to produce new research findings or to reproduce published results to verify their integrity. However, f...

Communicating Opaque Algorithmic Processes in Socio-Technical Systems
Friday, February 15, 2019  4:15pm - 5:15pm
Session leaders: Motahhare Eslami, Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
[Please note location in room 131 and slightly later start time of 4:15pm.]Algorithms play a vital role in curating online information in socio-technica...

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