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Ludäscher to present keynote at reusable research webinar
February 9, 2021
Professor and Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) Director Bertram Ludäscher will be the keynote speaker for a webinar hosted by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) on February 10. The webinar, "Toward Open, Reproducible, and Reusable Research," will present projects, approaches, and practices that advance research sharing for reproducibility and reuse.His keynote, "Computational Reproducibility vs. Transparency: Is It FAIR E...




iSchool researchers organize provenance workshop in Ireland
February 21, 2020
PhD students Michael Gryk and Jessica Cheng and alumna Rhiannon Bettivia (PhD '16) organized a provenance workshop, which was held on February 17 in conjunction with the 15th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) in Dublin, Ireland.The full-day workshop, Navigating through the Panoply of Provenance Metadata Standards useful for Digital Curation, covered a variety of established provenance metadata standards and controlled vocabularies useful in digital curation, including PREMIS, ...




iSchool researchers present at ro2019
September 24, 2019
CIRSS researchers will present their work at the Workshop on Research Objects 2019 (ro2019), which will be held in conjunction with eScience 2019 on September 24-27 in San Diego, California. The Research Objects approach proposes a way to "package, describe, publish, archive, explore, and understand digital research outputs by reusing existing Web standards and formats." Workshop participants will explore recent advances and challenges remaining to increase Research Object uptake among...




Underwood to discuss machine learning at Sawyer Seminar
September 17, 2019
Professor Ted Underwood will present his research on machine learning at the University of Pittsburgh on September 19. His talk is part of the University's Sawyer Seminar, a year-long project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that brings together a diverse range of practitioners and disciplinary specialists to analyze the co-evolution of data and method across more than a century.In his talk, "Machine Learning and Historical Perspective," Underwood will explore tensions and...




Ludäscher Lab to present research at Philadelphia Logic Week
May 31, 2019
Professor Bertram Ludäscher will be presenting research with group members during Philadelphia Logic Week 2019. The event, which will be held from June 3-7 at St. Joseph's University, brings together several conferences dedicated to the research on logic, knowledge representation, reasoning, transformations and provenance: the 15th International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning (LPNMR 2019), the 3rd International Workshop on the Resurgence of Datalog in Academi...




National Humanities Center Fellowship supports Underwood book project
May 6, 2019
With support from the National Humanities Center, Professor Ted Underwood is examining patterns of human perspective throughout two centuries of literary history. The Center is a residential institute for advanced study in art history, classics, languages and literature, philosophy, and other fields of the humanities. In addition to pursuing their own research and writing at the Center, fellows form seminars and study groups with cohorts holding shared research interests.Underwood received the C...




iSchool names new MS program directors
May 2, 2019
The iSchool is pleased to announce the appointment of new directors for its master's degree programs. Associate Professor Maria Bonn will serve as program director for the MS in library and information science (MS/LIS), and Associate Professor Catherine Blake will serve as program director for the MS in information management (MS/IM). They will begin their three-year terms on May 16.Prior to joining Illinois in 2013, Bonn served as associate university librarian for publishing at the Univers...




Uni High students advance their research with iSchool faculty
March 1, 2019
Through the Frankel Scholars internship program, students enrolled in University of Illinois Laboratory High School are able to collaborate with iSchool faculty mentors on various research projects. This year's inaugural program, managed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), includes 16 students who complete internships led by an NCSA staff member or an NCSA faculty affiliate from other units on campus, including the iSchool.The internships include research in a vari...




Ludäscher to deliver keynote at ProvenanceWeek 2018
July 6, 2018
Professor and CIRSS Director Bertram Ludäscher will be the keynote speaker for the 7th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW) during ProvenanceWeek 2018, which will be held July 9-13 at King's College in London. While provenance information has long been recognized as crucial metadata in the information sciences, provenance research has become increasingly important in computer science as well.During ProvenanceWeek, researchers from computer science and related discipli...




Blake to discuss biomedical informatics at Carle Cancer Center
May 17, 2018
Catherine Blake, associate professor and associate director of the iSchool's Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, will give a presentation at the Carle Cancer Center in Urbana on May 18.She will give the talk, "Learning Health Systems that Leverage Informatics and Communities of Practice." Abstract: The Institute of Medicine defines a Learning Health system as "science, informatics, incentives, and culture are aligned for continuous improvement and inno...





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