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Cheryl Thompson Defends Dissertation
May 9, 2017
CIRSS doctoral candidate Cheryl Thompson successfully defended her dissertation, "Data Expertise and Service Development in Geoscience Data Centers and Academic Libraries," on May 8.Her committee included Carole Palmer (chair; professor and associate dean for research, University of Washington Information School), Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld (professor, The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University), Matthew Mayernik (project scientist and research data services...




Andrea Thomer Defends Dissertation
May 8, 2017
CIRSS doctoral candidate Andrea K. Thomer successfully defended her dissertation, "Site-Based Data Curation: Bridging Data Collection Protocols and Curatorial Processes at Scientifically Significant Sites," on May 8.Her committee included Carole Palmer (chair; professor and associate dean for research, University of Washington Information School), Bryan Heidorn (director, University of Arizona School of Information), Professor Michael Twidale, and Dean Allen Renear. From the abstract:...




Karen Baker Defends Dissertation
April 14, 2017
CIRSS doctoral candidate Karen Baker successfully defended her dissertation, "Data Work Configurations in the Field-Based Natural Sciences: Mesoscale Infrastructures, Project Collectives, and Data Gateways," on April 10.Her committee included Professor Carole Palmer (professor in the Information School at the University of Washington), Joel E. Cutcher-Gershenfeld (professor in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University), Matthew S. Mayernik (project scien...




Ludäscher and Cao demonstrate advanced provenance tools at DataONE All-hands meeting
October 3, 2016
[Reposted from the iSchool Newsroom: http://ischool.illinois.edu/articles/2016/10/team-illinois-developing-advanced-provenance-tools-dataone.]Provenance information describes the origin and history of artifacts. Because of the vital role played by data and workflow provenance in support of transparency and reproducibility in computational and data science, creating tools for capturing and using provenance information is an important yet challenging task.Post-doctoral Research Associate Yang Cao ...




Stodden to address changes in computing, information fields at National Academies workshop
August 12, 2016
[Reposted from the iSchool newsroom: http://ischool.illinois.edu/articles/2016/08/stodden-address-changes-computing-information-fields-national-academies-workshop.]How are changes in computing driving interest in related fields among undergraduates? How will an influx of graduates with computer science and information science skills affect the computing workforce?Associate Professor and CIRSS Affiliate Victoria Stodden will address questions like these in a panel discussion next week at the Work...




Blake named faculty fellow at Center for Biomedical Communications
July 18, 2016
[Reposted from the iSchool newsroom: http://ischool.illinois.edu/articles/2016/07/blake-named-faculty-fellow-center-biomedical-communications.]Associate Professor and CIRSS Associate Director Catherine Blake has been named a 2016-2017 Faculty Fellow at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, a research and development unit of the National Library of Medicine.“I have been following the Lister Hill group for many years so I am very much looking forward to contributing ...




CIRSS to make strong showing at Digital Humanities 2016
July 11, 2016
(Originally published at the iSchool newsroom)Several CIRSS representatives will speak next week at Digital Humanities 2016, the annual conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. The event will be held in Krakow, Poland on July 11-17.Presentations by iSchool faculty, staff, and students include:“Mining Texts with the Extracted Features Dataset”Presented by Postdoctoral Research Associate Peter Organisciak and Professor J. Stephen Downie“A Comparative Analys...




CIRSS participates in Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
June 28, 2016
Several members of the CIRSS community will give presentations at the 2016 Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) on July 4-8 at the University of Oxford. Attendees will follow one of eight workshop tracks throughout the week, and attend several additional lectures and a poster session. Presenters from the School include: J. Stephen Downie, professor and associate dean for research; Bertram Ludäscher, professor and director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and ...




CIRSS Students, faculty speak at Joint Conference on DigitalLibraries
June 19, 2016
(Originally published at the GSLIS newsroom)Several CIRSS students and faculty members will share their research at the 2016 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), held on June 19-23 in Newark, New Jersey. The event brings together international scholars focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues. The goal is to provide a forum for shared learning and facilitate the application of knowledge for research, development, construction, ...




NSF funds Whole Tale project
June 9, 2016
NSF has awarded $5M to the "Whole Tale" project, led by CIRSS Director Bertram Ludäscher (PI) along with CIRSS affiliates Matt Turk (co-PI, NCSA) and Victoria Stodden (co-PI, GSLIS). The five-year NSF Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) project will create methods and tools for scientists to link executable code, data, and other information directly to online scholarly publications, with the aim of helping to ensure reproducibility and pave the way for new discoveries.&nbs...





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