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Catherine Blake
Associate Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship
Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences

Catherine Blake
Cathy Blake is the Associate Director of CIRSS and an Associate Professor at the iSchool. She conducts research on both human and automated processes surrounding information synthesis and discovery.

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Phone: 217-333-0115
Fax: 217-244-3302

CIRSS Publications

Gabb, H.A. and Blake, C. (2016). An informatics approach to cumulative
chemical exposure from consumer products: A case study for asthma-associated and endocrine disrupting chemicals.  Environmental Health Perspectives. Read more

Souden,M. Blake, C., Twidale,M., Anderson,C. Stelmack, J., (2015) Making sense of big data: Online question answering practices supporting healthcare data re-use. 8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: Optimizing Personal and Population Health, December 14-15, 2015, Washington D.C. Read more

Sherman, G., Blake, C. & Lee, J. (2015) Identifying population characteristics from tables in full text articles, American Medical Informatics Association Symposium, Nov.14-18, 2015, San Francisco, CA. Read more

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CIRSS Projects

Information Forum Requirements to Promote Knowledge Capture Knowledge Sharing and Community Interaction on the VHA Data Portal
PIs: Catherine Blake, Maria Souden (Veterans Affairs); Co-PI: Mike Twidale
Funding Agency: US Department of Veterans Affairs

The Whole Tale: Merging Science and Cyberinfrastructure Pathways
Bertram Ludaescher, PI (Illinois); Kyle Chard, co-PI (U of Chicago); Victoria Stodden, co-PI (Illinois); Matthew Turk, co-PI (Illinois); Niall Gaffney, co-PI (Texas Advanced Computing Center)
Funding Agency: NSF - CC*DNI DIBBS


May 17, 2018
Blake to discuss biomedical informatics at Carle Cancer Center
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 Hea…

February 16, 2011
Cathy Blake leads Corporate Roundtable discussion
  Cathy Blake will present on the topic of "Text Mining in a Complex World" at the Corporate Roundtable. Date: March 4th Time: 11:00 - 1:30 Location: University of Illinois Research Park, Enterprise Works Building, 60 Hazelwood Dr. (corner of …

Past CIRSS Events

September 14, 2018
Research Trends in Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities
Scientists and humanists often bring profoundly different perspectives, even to the same research object. Consider how each of these communities describe the virtues and vices of a bridge. While an en…

November 4, 2015
Learning User-Defined, Domain-Specific Relations: A Situated Case Study and Evaluation in Plant Science
AbstractAlthough methods exist to identify well-defined relations, such as is_a or part_of, existing tools rarely support a user who wants to define new, domain-specific relations. We conducted a situ…

September 25, 2015
Summarization of Biomedical Texts by Utilizing Information Extracted from Comparative Sentences
Comparison sentences represent a rhetorical structure that is commonly used to communicate the findings of an empirical study. Although the overall percentage of comparison sentences in an article is …

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