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Tom Kalil, expert on technology and innovation policy, to speak at CIRSS Seminar
February 6, 2017
As deputy director for policy and innovation for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during the Obama administration, Tom Kalil advised the president and his senior advisors on initiatives in areas such as data science, open data, expanding access to scientific publications, K-12 computer science education, and identifying and pursuing twenty-first century "moonshots."Kalil will share his expertise in technology and innovation policy at the iSchool's Center for ...




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...




CIRSS affiliates demonstrate new provenance technologies at IPAW and TaPP during Provenance Week 2016
June 8, 2016
CIRSS Director Bertram Ludäscher and CIRSS postdoctoral researcher Yang Cao are presenting at Provenance-Week 2016, June 6-9 2016 in Washington DC.  Provenance-Week co-locates the biennial IPAW (6th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop) and the annual TaPP (8th Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance) workshop.CIRSS postdoctoral researcher Yang Cao is presenting new provenance capabilities employed in the NSF-funded DataONE federation [citation 1 below].CIRSS dire...




Thomer awarded 2016 RDA Data Share Fellowship
June 8, 2016
CIRSS doctoral student Andrea Thomer has been selected as a 2016 Research Data Alliance/US (RDA/US) Data Share Fellow, an early career engagement program. As an RDA Fellow, she will undertake a project to survey the completeness and coverage of existing natural history physical sample databases.RDA Data Share program's objective is to encourage the adoption of best practices of data sharing established through RDA, and enhance early career engagement with the Alliance. Under the mentorship o...





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