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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...




Cole honored with Avner Professorship
April 17, 2018
Adapted from a University Library news releaseThe University Library has named iSchool affiliated faculty member and CIRSS Coordinator for Library Applications Timothy W. Cole, head of the Mathematics Library, for the Elaine and Allen Avner Professorship in Interdisciplinary Research. Cole holds this honor as of April 16, 2018, continuing for five years.The professorship was established with a gift from longtime Library Friend Allen Avner in November 2017. Cole will carry out research in fields ...




iSchool coordinates IMLS-funded forum on data mining research
April 16, 2018
A group of cross-disciplinary experts gathered in Chicago on April 5 and 6 for a national forum on text data mining research. The forum, Data Mining Research Using In-copyright and Limited-access Text Datasets, was coordinated by iSchool faculty and staff and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (grant LG-73-17-0070-17).Principal Investigator Bertram Ludäscher, professor and director of the iSchool’s Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS),...




Katrina Fenlon Defends Dissertation
September 8, 2017
Doctoral candidate Katrina Fenlon successfully defended her dissertation, “Thematic research collections: Libraries and the evolution of alternative scholarly publishing in the humanities,” on September 8.Her committee included Carole Palmer (chair), professor and associate dean for research, University of Washington Information School; Senior Lecturer Maria Bonn; Julia Flanders, professor, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University; and Dean Allen Renear.From...




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...





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