CDI Represented at Research Showcase 2014

Faculty, staff and students from the Center for Digital Inclusion will be represented at the upcoming GSLIS Research Showcase. Affiliated presentations and posters are highlighted in red text below. See you there!

Research Showcase 2014

GSLIS faculty, students, and alumni build and navigate the systems that help society manage increasing amounts of information. Join the faculty and doctoral students of the iSchool as they share the breadth of their research in a series of short presentations and posters at this annual event presented by the top-ranked library and information science school in the nation.

The Research Showcase is an annual event open to campus and the general public.

Friday, March 14
12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

GSLIS Building, 501 East Daniel Street, Champaign
East Foyer and Rooms 126 and 131

12:00-1:30 pm: First poster session, demonstrations; pizza and beverages provided

1:30-3:30 pm: Research presentations with opening remarks by John Wilkin, the Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian

3:30-5:00 pm: Second poster session, demonstrations, and reception

Presentations (Room 126)

Computational Impact Assessment of Social Justice Documentaries
Jana Diesner, Jinseok Kim, Shubhanshu Mishra, Kiumars Soltani, Sean Wilner, Amirhossein Aleyasen

Closing the App Gap I: Tablets in Summer Reading for Youth
Deborah StevensonKate McDowell, Cass Mabbott

The Primacy of Privacy (a survey of knowledge and opinions)
Masooda Bashir, Jay Kesan, Kevin Hoff, Carol Mullins

Cyberorganizing Everyday Heritage in and around Public Libraries: An Exploratory Study in Illinois
Noah Lenstra

Socio-technical Data Analytics
Catherine Blake

Knowing What Knowledge to Manage: What Knowledge is Worth Documenting, What Documents are Worth Keeping, and When is Documentation Too Much?
Ingbert Schmidt

The Geography of Censorship: Communities, Challengers, and Harry Potter
Emily Knox

I’ve got a PhD in computer science: How come I can’t get this dratted gizmo to work?
Michael Twidale

Poster Sessions (Room 131)


Investigating writers’ attitudes by mining a large corpus of books
Sayan Bhattacharyya

Insect Bytes: Using Informatics to Support Disease Control
Ian Brooks

Automatically Summarizing Medical Literature
Ana LucicCatherine Blake

The Impact of Ground Ozone on Asthma: A Case Study using Project Indicator in Champaign-Urbana
Elizabeth J. Surbeck, Catherine Blake

Service Roles, Community Engagement and Digital Literacies: A Qualitative Study of Illinois Public Libraries in Underserved Communities
Jeff Ginger

K-POP genres: A cross-cultural exploration
Jin Ha Lee, Kahyun Choi, Xiao Hu, J. Stephen Downie

Supporting ALL Learners in School-Wide Computing: A Cross-Case Qualitative

Martin Wolske, Maya Israel, George Reese, Avigail Snir

Using collections and worksets in large-scale corpora: Preliminary findings from the
Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis project

Harriett Green, Katrina FenlonMegan Senseney, Sayan Bhattacharyya, Craig Willis,
Peter OrganisciakJ. Stephen DownieTim Cole, Beth Plale

Specialization in Data Curation: Preliminary Results from an Alumni Survey, 2008-2012
Cheryl A. ThompsonMegan SenseneyKaren S. Baker, Virgil E. Varvel, Carole L.

Summarizing Scientific Text with Typed-Dependency Graphs
Henry A. Gabb

Usability and Design Analysis: Google Hangouts
Sean Gordon, Taylor Kirch, Adriel Flores-Pagnani, Michael Twidale

Using Named Entity Recognition as a Classification Heuristic
Andrea K. Thomer, Nicholas M. Weber

How Workflow Documentation Facilitates Curation Planning
Karen M. Wickett, Andrea K. Thomer, Karen S. Baker, Timothy DiLauro, Abigail E. Asangba

SentiNets: User Classification Based on Sentiment for Social Causes within a Twitter

Shubhanshu Mishra, Sneha Agarwal, Jinlong GuoKirstin Phelps, Johna Picco

Investigating research data description in scientific journal publications
Tiffany C. Chao

“Sherlock Holmes meets Godzilla”: Film Description through Comparison
Peter OrganisciakMichael Twidale

An Exploration of the H1N1 Outbreak in Champaign-Urbana Elementary Schools during the 2009-2010 Influenza Season
Christopher Komisarz, Ian Brooks

Health Literacy: A Study to Characterize the Consumers’ Skill to Use Mobile Phone-based
Healthcare Applications

Shameem AhmedKate Williams

A Theoretical Model for Trust in Automated Systems
Masooda Bashir, Kevin Hoff

Outcomes of the “Data Curation for Geobiology at Yellowstone National Park” Workshop
Andrea K. Thomer, Carole L. Palmer, Bruce W. Fouke, Ann Rodman, G. Sayeed Choudhury, Karen S. Baker, Abigail E. Asangba, Karen M. Wickett, Timothy DiLauro, Virgil Varvel

Nerdfighteria’s Literary Salon: Understanding the Social Networks in an Online Community of Readers and Authors
Alaine Martaus

From Information to Innovation: Exploring Science Teachers’ Learning and Information Practice for Innovation in Science Teaching
Wei Gao


Center for Children’s Books (CCB)
Deborah Stevenson

Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI)
Jon Gant

Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS)
Carole L. PalmerCatherine Blake

Hathi Trust Research Center (HTRC)
J. Stephen Downie


The Illinois Distributed Museum Project: Engineering and Technology Innovations at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Michael Twidale, Susan Frankenberg, Kelsey Heffren, Jamie Wittenberg

Measures of Novelty in Bibliometric Models
Vetle TorvikShubhanshu Mishra

Patci – a citation matcher optimized for non-patent citations
Vetle Torvik, Miles Lincoln, Sneha Agarwal, Haoyan Cai

Useful Applications for Creative Collaboration on Large Scale Touch Devices
Christopher Nixon, Michael Twidale

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