All Events Related to Research Area: Data-driven Science


Open Science and its Trusted Products
2021-05-07
Open science is a principle of openness that, when applied across the entire scientific research enterprise, holds significant promise to advance the frontiers of knowledge and help ensure a nation’s prosperity.   Realizing open scien...

NOTE *noon* start time -- The Hierarchy-of-Hypotheses (HoH) Approach & Co. - Advancing invasion biology with novel integrative methods and through collaborations with computer sciences
2021-04-30
Invasion biology addresses why some species spread outside of their native ranges, why they are often so successful in their new range, and which measures can be taken to safeguard native biodiversity from negative consequences of invasions. It is a ...

Reasoning with multiple data streams: An expert informed logic-based approach to improve data and model fidelity in Geoscience
2021-04-16
Unfortunately, data streams are often semantically and conceptually misaligned to reuse needs, and inadequate documentation of uncertainty can limit data reuse. The goal of this research is to (a) elicit how experts integrate and reason with multiple...

The future of medicine and health care is Data-Driven, Predictive, Preventive, Personalised, and Participative
2021-03-19
This "DD+P4" mantra summarises a vision where everybody can afford their best chance of a healthy, good quality life for longer, through a combination of self-monitoring, early detection of diseases, and personalised (clinical, lifestyle) i...

Quest for Scaling Earthly AI Holistically for a better Society
2021-02-05
AI has become an increasingly powerful technology force that promises to impact all aspects of our society, from transportation to healthcare and education to sustainability.  But the diverse layers of software abstractions, hardware heterogenei...

Agreeing to Disagree: Applying A Logic-Based Approach To Reconciling and Merging Multiple Taxonomies
2020-10-30
Taxonomies are Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) that classify concepts into hierarchies via parent- child (is-a) relationships. While taxonomies are largely used in information systems as tools for a simple controlled vocabulary, a number of chal...

Using Grant Applications to Measure the Evolution of Collaborative and Non-Collaborative Research
2020-09-18
In the science disciplines, grant funding is critical for advancement, and government research funding agencies actively encourage collaborative work, supporting thousands of research projects in the areas of science. While large-scale data have been...

The Center for Health Informatics, WHO, and COVID-19
2020-05-08
The Center for Health Informatics is currently working on more than a dozen projects related to COVID-19 with WHO, the Pan American Health Organization, Mayo Clinic, CUPHD, and other organizations.  This talk will give an overview of some of the...

Knowledge Is Power: The importance of relations in Artificial Intelligence
2020-04-24
In this talk, I will make the case for a first-principles approach to machine learning over knowledge graphs that exploits recent developments in database systems and theory. The input to learning classification and regression models is typically def...

CANCELLED: Learning with Crowd-Sourcing.  This talk will be rescheduled as an online-only event.  Our next Seminars will also be online only.
2020-03-13
Since its inception, crowd-sourcing has been used in a variety of applications such as crowdfunding, collective knowledge, collective creativity, and implicit crowdsourcing. In this talk, I will briefly introduce some machine learning and data mining...

Research Software Sustainability
2020-02-21
This talk will discuss the increasing and now essential role of open source software in research, as well as its traditional underappreciation and underfunding, and the underrewarding of its developers and maintainers. It will then explore a set of s...

The Values of Biomedical Engineering Practices in the Design of Novel Healthcare Technologies
2020-02-14
There are many novel biomedical technologies currently under development within academic laboratories around the world. The biomedical engineers responsible for their development employ a variety of tools and techniques to design technologies intende...

What Happens When Your Data Aren’t Numbers?
2020-01-31
Many researchers and analysts work with data heavily populated with text, or are loosely structured text, and images. Many tutorials, training, and packages presume a purely numerical world, or ignore the transformations necessary for preparing this ...

The Third Wave? Inclusive Privacy and Security
2019-12-06
In this talk, I will present my work-in-progress on inclusive privacy and security, which challenges and complements the mainstream perspectives on privacy and security research that focus on predominately technical work (1st wave) and making technic...

Natural language processing in support of meta-research investigations: two case studies
2019-11-08
Meta-research (also called "science on science") is a relatively new discipline, aiming to understand and improve the ways in which scientific research is conducted, disseminated, assessed, and rewarded. Scientific publications represent a ...

Topics in Adaptation to Information Proliferation: Information Foraging and Misinformation
2019-11-01
The talk will focus on two topics in information proliferation, information foraging and misinformation. In the first part of the talk, I'll be introducing empirical studies about how people across the lifespan adapt to information environments t...

4 Short ASIS&T Paper Previews on Citation Analysis and Data Quality
2019-10-04
4 short papers from the upcoming 2019 ASIS&T conference:1) Presented by Tzu-Kun (Esther) Hsiao: Title: Knowledge Transfer from Technology to Science: The Longevity of Paper-to-Patent CitationsAuthors: Tzu-Kun (Esther) Hsiao and Vetle I. TorvikAb...

Advancing Data-enabled Discovery by Enabling Reproducibility and Transparency
2019-09-13
In this talk I will give an overview of recent developments including the 2019 National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine consensus report "Reproducibility and Replication in Science" (I was a committee member). I will offer s...

Sketches of Landscapes: Towards Information & Thinking Tools for the Rest of Us
2019-09-06
The computing and information sciences interact with, and sometimes are an essential part of, an ever wider range of academic disciplines from the natural sciences to the social sciences and the humanities. At the same time there is fragmentation, re...

Introduction to the Whole Tale Project
2016-09-02
PI's Bertram Ludäscher, Matt Turk and Victoria Stodden will present an introduction to the Whole Tale project, a five-year project newly funded by the NSF CC*DNI DIBBS program.  The goal of the Whole Tale project is to enable researcher...

Using scientific data produced by others: Trust practices shaping infrastructure, or infrastructure shaping trust practices?
2015-12-04
Abstract:Scientists in many domains increasingly need to use data produced by others in their own work. They may be using data produced by collaborators, or they may be reusing data produced by scientists for other purposes. Frequently, the potential...

An update on the Transforming Taxonomic Interfaces Initiative
2015-10-28
Abstract:In this ERRT we will give an overview of our recent work and share ideas about “semantic engineering,” including what happens when what we study has significant components of both regular data collection and data construction.The...

Sex-bias in biomedical research: a bibliometric perspective
2015-10-23
Abstract: Models of human disease have traditionally been biased towards the male body. Here, we perform a retrospective study of factors that may have contributed to (reducing) this bias across a variety of biomedical topics and study types in the U...

The HathiTrust Research Center Workset Ontology
2015-10-21
Abstract:The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) enables computational access to the HathiTrust corpus, a digital library of over 14.2 million books and other materials digitized by the Google Books project and other mass-digitization efforts. The HTRC...

Large scale data analysis: Simpson's paradox, data integrity, and reproducibility.
2015-10-14
Abstract:We consider factors that can give rise to unreliable or unstable outcomes in empirical research. For example, seemingly small differences in data preparation, consideration of outliers and missing values, or treatment of "data errors&qu...

Informational Challenges for the new Center for Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Data Processing
2015-10-02
Abstract.  The process of computing an atomic-resolution protein structure from NMR data is complex.  For this purpose, NMR spectroscopists utilize dozens of software tools operating on primary and derived data of various semantic types.&nb...

Are Collections Sets?
2011-12-09
The concept of a collection plays key roles in library, museum, and archival practice, and is arguably fundamental to information organization systems in general. Locating collections concepts in a reasonably robust ontology should have a number of p...

Disciplinary Culture and Interoperability, An Incompatible Mix?
2011-03-02
interoperability: A key enabler of cyberinfrastructure development is the ability to discover and deploy functionality that leverages commonalities amongst the practices of scientists in diverse fields, thereby allowing data sharing and other collabo...