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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

What Happens When Your Data Aren’t Numbers?
Friday, January 31, 2020  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Elizabeth Wickes, iSchool Lecturer
Many researchers and analysts work with data heavily populated with text, or are loosely structured text, and images. Many tutorials, training, and packages presume a purely numerical world, or ignore...

Archived Seminars

Bibliographic Datasets as Linked Data: Investigating the Aggregation of Disparate Libraries
Friday, January 24, 2020  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller, Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities, Centre for Digital Humanities Research, Australian National University
Bibliographic metadata standards provide a structured approach to managing huge swaths of extremely heterogeneous resources that vary in size, purpose, genre, language, content, age, material, and the...

The Third Wave? Inclusive Privacy and Security
Friday, December 6, 2019  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Yang Wang, iSchool Associate Professor
In this talk, I will present my work-in-progress on inclusive privacy and security, which challenges and complements the mainstream perspectives on privacy and security research that focus on predomin...

Natural language processing in support of meta-research investigations: two case studies
Friday, November 8, 2019  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Halil Kilicoglu, iSchool Associate Professor
Meta-research (also called "science on science") is a relatively new discipline, aiming to understand and improve the ways in which scientific research is conducted, disseminated, assessed, ...

All CIRSS Seminars