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Information and Library Science

Inaugural iSchool Research Symposium

April 9, 2021 at 9:30am4:30pm EDT

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The Syracuse University iSchool welcomes you to join a day-long celebration of research activities conducted by our students and faculty. You’re welcome to join for the whole day or attend for the sessions that interest you.

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Event Program

Time Description
9 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome by Dean Raj Dewan

Stats & iSchool Research Updates with Kevin Crowston, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, Distinguished Professor of Information Science, and Meghan MacBlane, Director of Grant Development

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Computational Social Science

Anonymity & Comment Persuasiveness in Wikipedia Articles for Deletion Discussions with Yimin Xiao, Graduate Student Arts & Sciences

9:45 – 11:30 a.m. Data Science & Computation

Detecting Health Advice in Medical Research Literature with Yingya Li, Ph.D. Candidate Information Studies

Persuasion in Peer Review with Lizhen Liang, Ph.D. Student Information Studies

Face-Mask Detection with Rohit Patil, Graduate Student Information Studies

Google Cluster: Machine & Job Level Analysis with Prathamesh Datar, Graduate Student Information Studies and Chaoying Lyu, Graduate Student Information Studies

Exploratory Analysis of Missingness Using Univariate Time Series Heart Rate Data – A Simulation with Avin Deshmukh, Graduate Student Information Studies, Yisi Sang, Ph.D. Student Information Studies, and Sichun Xu, Alumni, Information Studies

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon) Break
12 – 1 p.m. Brown bag lunch with Keynote Speaker

Breaking the Social Media: How to Make our Platforms Less Polarizing with Prof. Christopher Bail, Ph.D., Duke University

1:10 – 1:30 p.m. Security & Privacy

Inclusive Smart Cities by Design: Secure Cloud Architecture for Data Risk Management with Lee W. McKnight, Associate Professor, and Aman Awana, Graduate Student Information Studies

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Libraries & Librarianship, moderated by Rachel Clarke, Assistant Professor

Archival Divergence: Situating Remembrance Collections in Community Information Spaces with Tyler Youngman, Graduate Student Information Studies

How do Public Library Boards Work? An Exploratory Study with Jieun Yeon, Ph.D. Student Information Studies

Reading and “Doing” Anti-Racism: Exploring Information and Resources of NYS Public Library Websites with Rachel Nutt, Graduate Student Information Studies

Named Entity Disambiguation & Metadata Application Profiles with Brendan Honick, Graduate Student Information Studies, Vivian Tompkins, Graduate Student Information Studies, and Kate Polley, Graduate Student Information Studies

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Digital Technologies & Society

Folk Theories, Algorithms & Pop Cultures: Making Sense of Netflix with Leni Krsova, Ph.D. Student Information Studies

Collaboration Networks in Public Health Outbreaks with Sarah Bratt, Ph.D. Student Information Studies

A Tale of Two Virtual Communities: A Comparative Analysis of Culture & Discourse in Two Online Programming Communities with Subhasree Sengupta, Ph.D. Student Information Studies

3:30 – 4 p.m. The Future of Research at the iSchool, and How to Get Involved with Kevin Crowston, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, Distinguished Professor of Information Science and Meghan MacBlane, Director of Grant Development

This event was first published on March 2, 2021 and last updated on April 6, 2021.

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