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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

No upcoming seminars.

Archived Seminars

Cancelled: CIRSS Seminar with Karen Wickett and Andrea Thomer
Wednesday, December 12, 2018  12pm - 1pm
Session leaders: This session will be rescheduled in Spring 2019.

“Don’t Go There”: Human algorithms, transparency, tacitness, the enfant terrible, and conventions of not talking about certain things
Friday, December 7, 2018  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Mike Twidale, iSchool Professor
There is a growing concern about how algorithms are playing a role throughout our lives – and that we don’t really know what they are, what they do or even how they work. Researchers are e...

Midwest Big Data Hub: Partnering for the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem
Friday, November 30, 2018  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Melissa Cragin, Executive Director of the Midwest Big Data Hub, iSchool Affiliate Assistant Professor
The Big Data (BD) Regional Innovation Hubs were launched in 2015 by the National Science Foundation as part of its investment in the federal Big Data Research and Development Initiative. The BD Innova...

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