Research & Teaching
Industry Insight Speaker Series #2 - "Excellence, Opportunity, And Knowing Who You Want To Be." - With Irina DymarskyIndustry Insight Speaker Series #2 - "Excellence, Opportunity, And Knowing Who You Want To Be." - With Irina Dymarsky
Industry Insight Series: "Take a Job or Make a Job?" - With Steve Melick.Industry Insight Series: "Take a Job or Make a Job?" - With Steve Melick.
iSchool Research Lecture Series - Charrette #3: Creating and Maintaining Interdisciplinary Research Coordination NetworksiSchool Research Lecture Series - Charrette #3: Creating and Maintaining Interdisciplinary Research Coordination Networks
Jim Waters - Engaging Students in Distance Learning (March 2009)
iSchool Research Fest 2011
Dr. Jane Greenberg: Metadata Research: Evolution of a Discipline(Echo 360 Link)Metadata is a necessary component of nearly any information system. Development and implementation of metadata is often viewed by practical measures. Metadata systems require assessment, evaluation, and a theoretical context. The Metadata Research Center (MRC)  at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, has been established to advance research in the area of Metadata. The MRC provides a hub for conducting research and contribution to dialog the areas of metadata, semantics, and ontologies.
Tags: Metadata, research, assessment, evaluation
Tony Hu: NSF I/UCRC with the PhD students(Echo 360 Link)The iSchool at Drexel prepares students for careers as leaders in the information field. Our PhD graduates pursue careers in both academia and industry, with recent graduates working at such institutions as Princeton University; University of Missouri, Columbia; University of California Irvine; Microsoft and IBM. At the iSchool, PhD students work with expert researchers in the field of information and technology. Faculty research focuses on the use of technology to connect people and information, in such areas as human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, knowledge management, database management, information visualization and beyond. The facultys depth and breadth of knowledge provides a firm foundation on which PhD students can build and expand their own research.
Tags: PhD students, research, iSchool,
Alan Murray: GIS and Spatial Analysis Application Challenges in Addressing Contemporary Problems and Issues(Echo 360 Link)His research and teaching interests are in: optimization, geographic information science, urban/regional planning and development, and transportation. A particular emphasis across these interests are location modeling and analysis. He teaches a range of courses in the GISciences, including GIS and Business Site Selection, Optimization, Location Analysis and GIS. His research focuses on technical and application oriented topics in emergency service planning, crime, sustainability, transit, natural resource management, and infrastructure vulnerability. He is the author of two recent books, Critical Infrastructure: Reliability and Vulnerability (Berlin: Springer) and Business Site Section, Location Analysis and GIS (New York: Wiley), and over 150 research articles, book chapters and proceedings papers. Funding to support his research has come from National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, and the Australian Research Council, among others. In addition to research and teaching, Professor Murray is actively engaged in consulting activities that apply GIS and spatial analytical methods to address crime patterns, social and economic impacts, emergency service provision, school districting, and economic development, among others.
Tags: GIS,geographic, information, science
Eero Sormunen: Writing Wikipedia articles as school assignments in information literacy instruction(Echo 360 Link)Writing is a traditional method used in schools to enhance learning by making students process and synthesize information. Writing in a genre of a particular community of practice merges authentic norms into the learning process. Wikipedia, as an example of an online encyclopedic genre, has become a new framework for learning-by-writing assignments.
Tags: Wikipedia,information, literacy, instruction
Tony Hu, Xia Lin, Katherine McCain, Deborah Turner, Kristene Unsworth : Internal iSchool Faculty Talk(Echo 360 Link)Join The iSchool at Drexel for a series of short lectures by iSchool faculty members. Participants will learn more about iSchool researchers and their research areas of interests.
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Doug Laney: The Economics of Information and Principles of Information Asset Management(Echo 360 Link)ncreasingly, information is the stuff of our capitalistic cosmos that affects the orbits of so many enterprises. Data may be the dark matter that permeates the economy, but that shouldnt stop us from formally measuring and managing it. Imagine any enterprise unable to account for its inventory of finished goods and materials. This is the unfortunate circumstance for organizations that sell or leverage information. Established financial standards and econometric methods fail to enable quantifying this increasingly ubiquitous yet admittedly amorphous class of asset. Until they do, or perhaps as a harbinger, this session will illustrate several methods enterprises can and should be using today to formally account for the value of their information assets. Enterprises looking to make more intelligent investments in infrastructure, applications, processes, projects and businesses must first understand the potential and relative value of their information assets. As well, they need to understand the costs involved in managing and delivering that information.
Tags: Economics, nformation Asset, Management
Anastasia Christianson: Translational Science in Drug Discovery Development: Challengesand and Opportunities(Echo 360 Link)Translational Science promises lower attrition rates, more targeted therapies and safer medicines through better understanding of disease mechanisms, compound mechanisms, disease models, and markers for efficacy and safety. One of the key challenges for the success of translational science is in managing our data, information and knowledge so we can find it and exploit it as needed. There are different aspects to this challenge including technical, vocational and cultural differences. This presentation will describe some of these challenges and focus on how integrating different data sources, enables Translational Science. It will also demonstrate the value of information sharing between scientists in various stages of drug development and the benefits of mining across different data types.
Tags: Drug Discovery, Development: Challenges, Translational Science
Doug Laney : The Economics of Information and Principles of Information Asset Management(Echo 360 Link)Increasingly, information is the stuff of our capitalistic cosmos that affects the orbits of so many enterprises. Data may be the dark matter that permeates the economy, but that shouldnt stop us from formally measuring and managing it. Imagine any enterprise unable to account for its inventory of finished goods and materials. This is the unfortunate circumstance for organizations that sell or leverage information. Established financial standards and econometric methods fail to enable quantifying this increasingly ubiquitous yet admittedly amorphous class of asset. Until they do, or perhaps as a harbinger, this session will illustrate several methods enterprises can and should be using today to formally account for the value of their information assets. Enterprises looking to make more intelligent investments in infrastructure, applications, processes, projects and businesses must first understand the potential and relative value of their information assets. As well, they need to understand the costs involved in managing and delivering that information.
Carolyn Penstein Rose: Supporting Academically Productive Talk with Computer Agents(Echo 360 Link)In the past six years, technology for dynamic support for collaborative learning has matured both in terms of its ability to monitor collaboration through automatic collaborative learning process analysis as well as to offer context appropriate support for effective participation in groups, such as using conversational agent technology. In early studies, these computer agents served the purpose of elevating the conceptual depth of collaborative discussions by leading students in groups through directed lines of reasoning, referred to as knowledge construction dialogues that were meant to scaffold the process of groups constructing conceptually rich explanations together.More recently, we have been exploring an approach called academically productive talk as scaffolding for on-line collaborative learning discussions. The academically productive talk form of classroom interaction is one in which a facilitator (or an agent) poses a question that calls for a relatively elaborated response (e.g., both a solution and a reason for the solution) and then presses the group to build on or challenge these ideas, with the purpose of keeping student reasoning at center stage and increasing student ownership of ideas. We have developed conversational agent technology that is able to alternatively play the facilitator role in these discussions or support students in playing this role for each other. In this talk Carolyn Penstein Rosé will describe recent advances both in technologies for monitoring the level of ownership of ideas exhibited by students as well as for offering support for academically productive talk in a 9th grade biology classroom study where we have experimentally evaluated this technology.
Barbara Tillett: RDA Resource Description and Access - General Overview and Building Blocks for the Future VIAF, LCSH, SKOS, and RDA Registries(Echo 360 Link)This presentation examines the things that have influenced the development of RDA: Resource Description and Access, the new cataloging code. It also describes the organization of RDA and provides a very brief status report on the US RDA Test.Efforts have been underway for several years to lay some of the building blocks for linked data, cloud computing, and foundations for the Semantic Web. How are libraries contributing? Some of the projects that the Library of Congress has contributed to, are described: the Virtual International Authority File, the id.loc.gov site for posting LC's own controlled vocabularies, like the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) in SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization Schema) format; and the controlled vocabularies prepared for the new cataloging code, RDA: Resource Description and Access.
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Internal iSchool Faculty Talk. A through K(Echo 360 Link)This special Research & Teaching Lecture will consist of a series of short talks from iSchool faculty. Learn more about iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology researchers. This will be the first of a series of iSchool R&Ts with this purpose.
Denise Agosto Dr. Agosto's research interests include youth information behaviors, public libraries, multicultural issues in youth library services, and qualitative research methods. She is responsible for teaching in four areas: youth resources, public libraries, information resources and services, and qualitative research methods.
Chaomei Chen. Dr. Chen's research interests include information visualization, visual analytics, scientific discovery theories, mapping scientific frontiers, quantitative studies of science, and digital libraries. His teaching interests include information visualization, visual analytics, human-computer interaction, programming, and other related topics.
Andrea Forte. Dr. Fortes is interested in understanding new forms of information production and sharing that are made possible by participatory media.
Sean Goggins. Dr. Goggins research interests are centered on socio-technical systems and theory to support physically distributed small group collaboration and creativity. He pursues this agenda through design based research methods (Simon, 1969; Barab & Squire, 2004; Stahl, 2006), quantitative analysis of joint performance outcomes among small groups (Carroll et al., 2005) and deep ethnographic studies of small online group formation and development.
Weimao Ke. Dr. Ke's research is centered around information retrieval (IR), particularly the investigation of intelligent systems that support better connection and interaction between people and information. His recent focus is on decentralized IR functions that can adapt and scale in continuously growing and increasingly interconnected information spaces. His broad interests also include complex networks/systems, text mining, information visualization, bibliometrics, machine learning, multi-agent systems, and the notion of information. Dr. Ke's major teaching interests include IR, databases, data mining, software/web development, and complex systems.
Mick Khoo. Dr. Khoo's research investigates the understandings and practices that users bring to their interactions with information systems, with a focus on educational technologies and digital libraries. He will be teaching classes in human computer interaction, and the social dimensions of computer use. He has carried out research in the Himalayas, with a major telecommunications corporation, and with the National Science Digital Library (nsdl.org).
Carbo, Collins and Turner: International Issues & the iSchool Curriculum(Echo 360 Link)Toni Carbo, Cathy Collins, Deb Turner. What do iSchool graduates need to know about the global environment when they seek employment? How should we as educators prepare them? This Teaching Excellence Committee sponsored R&T talk will take the form of an active discussion. It will open by introducing plans for a course on International Information Issues that will be offered in Winter 2011. While we seek feedback about course design, we anticipate a broader discussion to help articulate what role a leader in the iSchool movement should take to prepare students to be global information professionals and citizens.
Jo Kelder: The nexus between accreditation and practice for e-Health services in Tasmania.(Echo 360 Link)BreastScreen Tasmania (BST) is a health service with a multi-disciplinary clinical workforce and which is also strongly represented by information systems professionals, administrative and management professionals, counseling and community health professionals. BST provided a rich context in which to explore and conceptualize socio-technical perspectives on an information system (IS) to support health service delivery. The analysis led to a deep understanding of how diverse activities involving sensitive client interactions were planned, managed and prioritized according to their impact on BSTs capacity to meet the accreditation standards and how conflicts between accreditation standards, IS data recording standards, and the sensitive nature of patient record-keeping were managed. The research resulted in a systematic, multi-method research approach that utilizes several theoretic lenses; an analytic lens grounded in the data (nexus between accreditation and practice), and a set of conceptual models for understanding the problem situation in BST from the perspective of the analytic lens.
Tags: Dr. Jo Kelder, iSchool, accreditation
John Zimmerman: Applying product attachment theory in the practice of experience design(Echo 360 Link)For the last several years the HCI/interaction design community has been undergoing a broadening of scope from usability to user experience; attempting to make things that improve the quality of peoples lives across a range of different contexts. One perspective that seems potentially rich in the pursuit of experience, but that has received little attention, is the theory on product attachment that describes how people come to love their things. People invest psychic energy into their possessions, developing attachment through repeated use as they engage in a process of identity construction. What the theory does not offer is any guidance on the process of making things that have the intention of becoming life companions; things people will come to love. To investigate the value of a product attachment perspective, I have taken a research through design approach, making many different things. Through a process of making and reflecting, I developed a philosophical stance, which calls for interaction designers to focus on products that help people move closer to their idealized sense of self in a specific role; to create products that help people become the person they desire to be. In this talk I will discuss how a research through design approach worked to connect product attachment theory to the design process; share a few example artifacts that have been designed as a result of this stance; and detail how other interaction designers and HCI practitioners might apply this perspective in practice.John Zimmerman is an interaction designer and design researcher with a joint appointment as an Associate Professor with the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University. John has three main research areas: (i) design of interactive products through the application of product attachment theory; (ii) mixed-initiative interfaces that combine human and machine intelligence; and (iii) research-through-design as a design research practice in HCI. John teaches courses in interaction design, HCI methods, and the design of smart home applications. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, John was a senior researcher in the adaptive systems and interface group at Philips Research.
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Hasan Ayaz: Optical Brain Imaging fNIR: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Monitor Human Brain ActivityThe main focus of the Drexel's Optical Brain Imaging Laboratory, located in the Cognitive Neuroengineering and Quantitative Experimental Research (CONQUER) Collaborative Center (Monell-3508 Market St.), is to develop and integrate brain imaging techniques to monitor human brain activity. This presentation will provide an overview of current projects involving fNIR as applied to human performance assessment in clinical and nonclinical applications, including:Education and Training Brain Computer Interface Neurorehabilitation Anesthesia Awareness Cognitive Aging Safe Piloting and Cognitive Function Monitoring for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Ground Control Operators, etc.
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Joan Decker: Records Commissioner, City of Philadelphia: Historic Overlays on Smart Phones(Echo 360 Link)The speaker will briefly describe the challenges of records management for the City and strategies for addressing them. Then speaker will explore the development of prototype augmented reality" mobile phone applications that would allow users to see historic photographs of Philadelphia in the actual city locations by pointing the phone camera at the building. This project draws on the extensive records from the NEH-supported PhillyHistory.org database.
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Josette Jones: Building Functional Tell-and-Ask Interfaces(Echo 360 Link)Understanding and leveraging user search behavior is increasingly becoming a key component towards improving web sites functionality for the health care consumer and provider. Dr. Jones current research focuses on tell and ask functional interfaces where the user (i.e., nurse, patient, caregiver
) communicates with a knowledge base by making logical assertions (tells) and posing questions (asks) based on domain-specific knowledge representation, its ontologies and ontological commitments. Her research agenda is centered on analyzing, formalizing and representing (ontology) how health care providers, including nurses, and health care consumers, collect and manage data, process data into information and knowledge, and make knowledge-based decisions and inferences for health care.
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Paul Kantor: Evaluating Digital Libraries in the Digital Age(Echo 360 Link)This critically reviews the fundamental principles that are involved in evaluating libraries, emphasizing their functional relationship to the users and to the materials that they access. This functional perspective helps us to move measurements and principles across the seismic change from the book-centered library, through the journal-centered library, and to the electronic library or digital library. The basic economic principles of value to the organization, value to the user, and value to society remain the same. The details of how these values are realized, and how their impacts are measured must necessarily change. We close with a discussion of the enormous potential for much better evaluation, as the library user evolves into a kind of digital native, who is far more comfortable interacting with the library and with the evaluation effort through electronic media. The work described here has been supported by a variety of organizations, particularly the Council on Library and Information Resources, The National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Tags: Paul Kantor, Libraries
Paolo Mangiafico: New roles for research libraries in an era of information(Echo 360 Link)We are all curators now: envisioning new roles for research libraries in an era of information abundance, social networks, and digital ephemera.
Tags: Paolo Mangiafico, libraries, social networks
Chris Huang: Integrative and Network Analysis of Cancer Biomarkers: Strategy and Examples(Echo 360 Link)Network pharmacology is an approach to drug design and evaluation that encompasses systems biology, network analysis, connectivity, redundancy and pleiotropy. Network pharmacology offers a new way of thinking about drug discovery that embraces simultaneous efforts to improve clinical efficacy and understand side effects and toxicitytwo of the most important reasons for failure. In this talk, I will present the rationale behind our Network Pharmacology push, and our general strategy. I will also provide some examples that demonstrate the power of network and integrated informatics approaches, which yielded deep biological insights that we would otherwise miss by conventional analysis.
William Jones: Keeping Found Things Found(Echo 360 Link)Does place matter for digital information? If so, how? When and when not? Ill engage the audience a ongoing discussion concerning questions of place in the management of digital information. As part of this discussion, Ill review recent research results from the Keeping Found Things Found project (http://kftf.ischool.washington.edu/index.htm) coming both from evaluation of the Planz prototype http://kftf.ischool.washington.edu/planner_index.htm and a longitudinal investigation into the ways people go about managing the information they need in order to complete projects in their lives. Planz provides a single, integrative document-like overlay to a folder hierarchy through the dynamic, on-demand assembly of XML fragments. This overlay provides a context in which to create or reference not only files but also email messages, web pages and informal notes. Work on Planz is guided by a vision of structural integrity: Many tools, many modes of interaction applied to a common structure for the organization of and access to personal information.
Tags: iSchool, William Jones, Keeping things found, planz
Dr. Min Song, Query In Context (QIC): Incorporating Context into Search(Echo 360 Link)Query in Context (QIC) is an NSF funded research project which utilizes techniques in context sensitive retrieval, semantic query analysis, and concept extraction that makes up QICs portable unified knowledge discovery system. The system will revolutionize individual search by shifting the burden of information overload from the user to the computer. To this end, several methods are explored to incorporate inference of user preferences into query expansion. Augmenting keyword-based search with a user context-enabled component will provide more relevant search results. In addition, by ranking search results aligned with searchers needs, users should discover in the first few retrieved results what they are looking for, thereby increasing satisfaction by reducing manual effort and time trying to find the appropriate content. Consequently, this research has the potential of increasing the attractiveness of existing digital libraries through increased user satisfaction. In this talk, Dr. Song describes the ongoing QIC project with the preliminary experiments. Finally, Dr. Song demonstrates the prototype system with an emphasis on the semantic query expansion component.
Tags: QIC, Query, Min Song
Jamshid Beheshti: Information Transfer and Knowledge Acquisition through Virtual Reality: Two case studies(Echo 360 Link)The presentation discusses the design and development of virtual environments for children to assist them in information transfer and knowledge acquisition. Two environments are designed and constructed using desk-top virtual reality tools. The first environment consists of a virtual reality library, VRLibrary, based on the metaphor of a physical library with rooms, bookcases and books. Young users, just as in a physical library, can walk around the VRlibrary, move among the bookcases, scan the titles of books that are arranged on the bookshelves, select individual books, and open them. The second environment, ENVI, comprises a representation of a real village, St. Hilaire in Quebec in the late nineteenth century, in which a number of scenes, including a kitchen, a dance, and a farmyard, can be explored interactively by children.
Carolyn Penstein Rose, CMU. Transactivity in Group Discussions in On-Line and Face-to-Face Settings(Echo 360 Link)Analysis of Transactivity in Group Discussions in On-Line and Face-to-Face Settings
James Grimmelmann: The Google Books Settlement: Books, Computers, and the LawThe iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, and the Earle Mack School of Law will co-sponsor the lecture "The Google Books Settlement: Books, Computers, and the Law by James Grimmelmann on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 2 p.m. in room 014, Rush Building (30 N. 33rd Street).Mr. Grimmelmann will review the history of the Google Books project, lawsuit, and proposed settlement, then discuss the questions it raises for information policy and the rule of law. These touch on issues of copyright, antitrust, privacy, free speech, and civil procedure, and are connected to bigger themes in public policy. He is an Associate Professor at New York Law School and a member of its Institute for Information Law and Policy
Ulrik Pederson Speaks on(Echo 360 Link)Ulrik Pedersen graduated as number 1 of 82 with a Bachelor degree in Business Economics from Aalborg University in Denmark in 1997 and was headhunted by TARGIT Business Intelligence while Mastering in B2B Marketing from Aalborg University in 1999.Ulrik Pedersen has been with TARGIT Business Intelligence for more than 10 years and has worked with the distributor and reseller channel since 2000. With his unique ability to develop the vision and long-term strategic relationships with business partners, Ulrik has headed up the activities in North America since the relocation to the Tampa, FL office 4 years ago.
Tags: iSchool, TARGIT, Business, Intelligence
Steve Markey: Privacy & Security in the Time of Grid/Cloud(Echo 360 Link)Steve Markey, an Adjunct Professor for the iSchool, will discuss the Privacy and Security concerns for organizations looking to embrace Grid/Cloud Computing. The presentation will focus on the issues and risks of embracing a Grid/Cloud Computing environment, and suggestions on how to mitigate those risks.
Tags: iSchool, grid computing, could computing, security
Professor David Cheung: Secure Computation on Encrypted Databases(Echo 360 Link)Google and Amazon have turned their huge infrastructure into a cloud computing environment and are aggressively recruiting businesses to run applications on their platforms. Many top-tier IT vendors have been promoting cloud computing as a new service model. However, serious concern has been raised about the security and privacy on such a service platform. Corporate users would need to protect their data running on the cloud computing platform from the untrusted service provider. Unfortunately, traditional encryption methods that aim at providing unbreakable'' protection are often not adequate because they are not designed to support applications to be executed on the encrypted data. In this seminar, the general problem of computing on encrypted data will be discussed. The key issue is how to balance the need on security and the requirement to perform computation. As a case study, the problem of k-nearest neighbor (kNN) computation will be used to illustrate a new model of secure computation on encrypted database.
Tags: iSchool, David Cheung, Encrypted, Databases
Weusijana: Using Second Life Virtual Environments for Teaching and Learning Research(Echo 360 Link)This is a special presentation on Second Life as a virtual environment for research on teaching and learning, given by a visiting researcher, Dr. Baba Kofi Weusijana.
Tags: iSchool, Math Fourm, Second Life, Teaching
Craig A. DeLarge : Storytelling as a Critical Success Factor in KM Processes and OutcomesIn many business relationships, storytelling is an untapped knowledge management resource. Craig DeLarge defines the nature of this tool and explains how it can be used to refine strategy, build cultural awareness, promote teamwork, convey lessons learned, and strengthen communications.
Tags: The iSchool and Drexel, video, R and T, Storytelling, Success, KM, Process, outcomes
Lizhu Zhou(Echo 360 Link)Out-of-Core Coherent Closed Quasi Clique Mining from Large Dense Mining Graph Databases.
Tags: The iSchool at Drexel, Zhou, R&T
Peiling Wang: Web Search Log Analysis and User Behavior Modeling(Echo 360 Link)Web search logs capture valuable user-generated data as users naturally search the Website. These log data can reveal what users were searching for and how they searched. However, despite rich and informative, these transactional log records are unstructured and messy. The current IR strategies for handling structured documents (e.g., tf-idf, vector space model) are not readily applicable to studying user query logs. The query corpora include large amount of search formulations that are short linguistic expressions, which reflects how the majority of the users interact with the Web. Using data mining strategies in a series of programmed intensive research projects, we analyzed a large amount of transactional logs from different search environments, one of which is supported by a National Leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). We have developed a set of strategies and tools to process and analyze large Web search transactional logs to model Web searching behaviors. This talk will share our experiences in data modeling, identifying session boundaries of server-side logs, quantitative modeling and qualitative modeling of search behaviors.
Nancy Rorderer: Training the InformationistA trend in both academic and medical libraries is toward providing more in-depth information support to faculty and students. To do this, knowledge of both LIS and the subject matter at issue is essential. This presentation will explore this trend as an evolution of digital library developments and describe the experimentation that is going on especially in medical environments. A key question is what kind of training is required for the informationist.
Tags: R&T, Informationist
John Hopcroft: Computer Science in the Information AgeThe last forty years have seen computer science evolve as a major academic discipline. Today the field is undergoing a major change. Some of the drivers of this change are the internet, the world wide web, large sensor networks, large quantities of information in digital form and the wide spread use of computers for accessing information. This change is requiring universities to revise the content of computer science programs. This talk will cover the changes in the theoretical foundations needed to support information access in the coming years.
Tags: Computer Science, R&T, Information Age
Gerry Stahl: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (Math Forum)The challenges for human-computer interaction (HCI) in education have shifted considerably in recent years, with, e.g., the rapid growth of the Web, online learning and social networking. New HCI approaches, methods, tools and theories are now required to analyze and understand interactions and learning of online groups. This presentation raises a number of issues related to the new design and pedagogy challenges, and presents the approach of the VMT project, which has tried to address these issues. The online support system discussed integrates text chat, shared whiteboard and wiki pages to foster learning at the individual, small-group and community levels. The use of this system in two domains is reported: school math at the Math Forum and college HCI at the iSchool. The VMT project illustrates the application of design-based research to system development, the theory of group cognition as a conceptual framework, and an adaptation of conversation analysis for HCI analysis. The presentation was previously given at the Human-Computer Interaction Consortium in Colorado this past February and is based on the following paper: Stahl, G. (2008).
Tags: HCI, R&T, Math Forum
Guido Geerts: RFID, Highly Visible Supply Chains, and the REAL-SCORFID is a wireless sensing technology that enables individual item identification and improved supply chain visibility. RFID tags identify objects, RFID readers observe where objects are at a specific time, and middleware helps making sense of the raw RFID data. RFID technology enables the design of supply chain management systems thatrepresent the actual economic events underling the supply chain.
Tags: Geerts, R&T, RFID
Toni CarboToni Carbo, iSchool Ph.D. '77, professor at the School of Information Sciences and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, presents "Information Ethics and Policy: Challenges for Information Professionals in a Multicultural World."
Tags: Toni Carbo, R&T, Ethics Policy
David Leake: Aiding Search to Support Knowledge Capture: A Human-Centered ApproachDr. David Leake, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Computer Science Department, Indiana University,describes research on methods to provide content-relevant information to aid concept map builders, based on cognitive models of how people generate and understand concept maps. The methods have been implemented and evaluated in a family of "intelligent suggesters" which proactively search prior knowledge models and the Web to generate useful information.
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Neal Handly: Assessing patient safety indicators in Emergency HealthcareDr Handly runs the Emergency Department at Drexel's Hahnemann University Hospital and will talk about the evidence-based systems initiatives that he is spearheading. He is interested in collaborative research that involves interdisciplinary aspects of information-gathering and systems design/deployment.
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William Arms: The Future of Scholarly CommunicationWilliam Arms speaks about the Future of Scholarly Communication.
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Michael Christel: History MakersMichael Christel speaks about The History Makers Oral History Archive.
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Beta Phi Mu - Induction Ceremony 2011The annual meeting and initiation of new members of Beta Phi Mu the Sigma Chapter will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, beginning with a wine and hors doeuvres reception at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held at Drexel Universitys Academic Bistro in the Paul Peck Problem Solving and Research Building (located on the northeast corner of 33rd and Arch Streets), 101 North 33rd Street, 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104. We are very pleased to have as our speaker, Brett Bonfield, Director of the Collingswood Public Library.
Lessons from the Field My Journey to a Career in Technology(Echo 360 Link)Drexel Sacramento-WITI sponsored event with Anna BrannenLessons from the Field: My Journey to a Career in TechnologyFrom Thursday, October 27, 2011 Speaker:Anna BrannenDeputy Secretary of the California Technology Agency, California Technology Agency
Future Trends and Career Opportunities in Academic Libraries(Echo 360 Link)
PhD Open House Oct. 26, 2011
Excelacom Information and Discussion Session(Echo 360 Link)
DUCA 2011 Promotion Video
School Library Media Webinar (archived) 5/2011(Echo 360 Link)School Library Media Webinar (archived) 5/2011
The iSchool at Drexel's Annual Senior Design Challengehe annual iSchool Senior Design Challenge showcases the year's five most outstanding senior project development groups. Each project provides a novel information systems design that offers a beneficial new service or solves a real-world problem.At the iSchool's Senior Design Challenge, three teams win a total of $5,000, but only one wins the right to say iRULE!
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NSF Center for Visual & Decision Informatics(Echo 360 Link)The Center for Visual and Decision Informatics serves to drive continuous innovation through knowledge sharing among partners leading to invention and commercialization of information and knowledge engineering technologies for decision support. Its mission is to research and develop next generation visual and decision support tools and techniques to enable decision makers in government and industry to fundamentally improve the way their organization's information is interpreted and analyzed.
iSchool Alumni Champagne Brunch & Rush Building TourSchool alumni are invited to come together for breakfast and a tour of the renovated Rush Building. Alumni celebrating milestone reunions, including Golden and Silver Dragon anniversaries, will be honored.
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iSchool Honors & Awards LuncheonThe iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technologys annual Honors & Awards Luncheon is held in recognition of the recipients of iSchool awards for outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2010-2011 academic year.
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A Conversation with Colleagues & Future Academic LibrariansThe iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology & Drexel University Libraries Invite you to enjoy an evening of conversation and refreshments with colleagues and future academic librarians.
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Professional Library Association Networking EventMeet representatives from professional library associations and student chapters. This is a great opportunity to learn about the different kinds of librarianship, student discounts and the chance to network with library professionals.
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Susan E. Cullen: 2011 Belver Griffith Memorial LectureThe Belver Griffith Memorial Lecture was created in memory of legendary iSchool professor Belver Griffith by his friend and fellow legend Dr. Eugene Garfield, founder of The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).
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Youth Services Webinar (archived) 3/2011(Echo 360 Link)Youth Services Webinar (archived) 3/2011
Beta Phi Mu - Induction CeremonyThe Induction Ceremony for Beta Phi Mu in November 2010.
Tags: The iSchool At Drexel, Beta Phi Mu
CIKM webinar (archived) 11/2010(Echo 360 Link)CIKM webinar (archived) 11/2010
An Insider's Look at Careers in the Digital ProfessionsA networking reception and discussion on careers in the digital professions. This event is sure to be informative and interactive, as our panelists will each have seven minutes to present seven slides about their career paths in diverse fields, including digital media, information security, quality assurance, enterprise architecture, management information systems and information technology, and their advice for landing your dream job in these fields.Featured Guest Panelists:* Jeff Gardosh, BSIS '08 (Moderator), Information Security Analyst, City of Philadelphia* Eric Gromball, BSIS '08, Senior Security Consultant, Protiviti* Elizabeth Martens, MBA '06, Director of Client Services, PPT Consulting * Tim Quirino, BS '08, Multimedia Designer at QVC, Creative Director at Big Red Tank, and Co-founder of Geekadelphia.com* Leila Shahbender, MLIS '95, Senior Manager of Customer Service, Office of Information Technology, Princeton University* Ashton Thorogood, MSIS '96, Enterprise Architect, Susquehanna International Group* Marc A. Valentino, MSIS '00, Senior Quality Assurance Analyst and Test Lead, Strata
Steve Markey: Privacy and Security in the Cloud, v2.0 An Evolving Dilemma(Echo 360 Link)Privacy and Security in the Cloud, v2.0: An Evolving DilemmaSteve Markey, MSIS, PMP, CISSP, CIPP, CISM, CISA, STS-EV, CCSKFounder/Principal, nControl, LLCAdjunct Professor, Drexels iSchool & GCPS
Prudence Dalrymple: Healthcare Informatics webinar (archived) 8/2010.(Echo 360 Link)Tags: Informatics, Helathcare, iSchool
Archives Tour 2010Tour of the Drexel University Archives. Dr. Susan Davis
2010: Honors & Awards LuncheonThe iSchool at Drexel's Honors & Awards Luncheon celebrates the academic accomplishments of our students and those who make them possible.
Tags: honor and awards, ischool, 2010, academic
IPL Birthday - 15 Years Strong - Cutting the Cake!Mike Galloway cuts the cake for the ipl2's 15th birthday!
Tags: ipl, ipl2, Mike galloway, Cake cutting
IPL Birthday - 15 Years Strong (Tuesday 16th)(Echo 360 Link)Speakers:
Lorri Mon: Digital Media and ipl2
Steven Bell: Preparing Todays Students for Tomorrows Reference
Special Guest Speaker David Lankes: What does the Future Hold for Reference Services?
Tags: ipl, ipl2, birthday, 15 years, Lorri Mon, Steven Bell, David Lankes
IPL Birthday - 15 Years Strong (Monday 15th)Speakers:
Mick Khoo: ipl2 Merger Surprises
Joyce Valenza: Web 2.0 Reference on the Ground K-12
Special Guest Speaker and IPL Founder Joe Janes: IPL to ipl2: The Past, Present and Future
Tags: ipl2, ipl, birthday, 15 years, Mick Khoo, Joyce Valenza, Joe Janes
Beta Phi Mu Sigma Chapter Induction Ceremony/Annual Meeting Fall 2009Thirty-seven new members were initiated into the Sigma Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, "the international honor society that recognizes and promotes scholastic achievement in library and information science." The speaker was iSchool alumna Dr. Lucy Boardway, Rohm and Haas Company. Congratulations to the new chapter initiates!
Tags: Beta Phi Mu 2009, iSchool at Drexel, Dr. Lucy Boardway
Dave Cooksey: Taxonomy Validation(Echo 360 Link)Taxonomy creation and maintenance is inherently an expert activity that comes from a privileged position and is closely aligned to business and technology goals. But what of the user and her goals? Will the classification scheme, labeling, and descriptive data match her mental model of how the content should be organized? Enter taxonomy validation. By simply placing the current or proposed data structure in front of a sample of real users, categories and labels can be vetted. The taxonomist and the business get piece of mind that all the work going into the taxonomy is on the right track. There are other benefits, which will be covered in the presentation. An overview of taxonomy and metadata validation techniques will be given with emphasis placed on the following methods: A)Delphi card sorting B)Remote card sorting C)Usability testing D)Search term analysis. The presentation is suited for any experience level information professionals who build and maintain taxonomies and metadata schema. Though the topics covered in the presentation will introduce novel and more recent methodologies, they can be applied by anyone who desires to test their data structures with real users.
Tags: SLA, Taxonomy Validation, Dave Cooksey
Faculty Candidate: Yolanda CooperThe title of her presentation is An Appreciative Inquiry of Libraries and Future Possibilities.
Tags: iSchool, Faculty Candidate, Yolanda Cooper
Faculty Candidate: Dr. Danuta Nitecki"Exploring a Library of the Future."
Faculty Candidate: Dean Rodney Henshaw
National Library Week 2009Your options in librarianship are unlimited! Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about librarianship beyond the traditional settings from those "working outside the box."The panel will feature guest speakers Madeline Copp, a librarian at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Lisa Shiota, MS '01, a librarian at The Curtis Institute of Music, and Jennie Correia, MS '04, a librarian at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Tags: ISTA, Library Week, iSchool
Beta Phi Mu - Induction CeremonyThe Induction Ceremony for Beta Phi Mu in March 2009.
Tags: The iSchool at Drexel, Beta Phi Mu, ceremony
Alumni Social: World Cafe Live (version D)A social meeting of iSchool alumni at WXPN's World Cafe Live.
Tags: Alumni, World Cafe Live
Alumni Social: World Cafe Live (version C)A social meeting of iSchool alumni at WXPN's World Cafe Live.
Tags: Alumni, World Cafe Live
Alumni Social: World Cafe Live (version B)A social meeting of iSchool alumni at WXPN's World Cafe Live.
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Alumni Social: World Cafe Live (version A)A social meeting of iSchool alumni at WXPN's World Cafe Live.
Tags: Alumni, World Cafe Live
iSchool Design Challenge 2008The iSchool Senior Design Challenge is a showcase of the year's best information systems design projects created by teams of iSchool seniors. Each project is a novel information systems design that offers a solution to a real-world problem or proposes a beneficial new service. The final five teams selected to compete are:GST - Ez-Commerce: Edward Fedeli, John Fish, Nick Emanueli, Neil Forshey Fresh - iBrewery: Jeff Gardosh, Eric Gromball, Stephen Klim, Rich Loser, Ed TaylorNTLB - No Teacher Left Behind: Kevin Barry, Joe Gravante, Anthony Veiga, Chris Nies, Phil Cross, Josh CaplanLeft Field - What's Happenin?: Ajay Valllabh, Gabe Albert, Patrick Dahl, Kristen Hultberg, Alec Klishevich, Joseph WarnerOAT - Online Security Audit System: Matt Clare, Joe Matteo, Dennis Mongello, Conrad Nzeribe, Tim Rorher, Kaushal Toprani
Tags: iSchool, Design, Challenge
Patricia Williams Sunoco IS Networking 07Sunoco Inc. Desktop Engineering and Support Manager Patricia Williams talks about IT, Sunoco and Drexel students.
Tags: Desktop Engineering Support IT Sunoco
Jack Myers Wyeth IS Networking 07Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Associate VP of Information Technology Jack Myers talks about the IT industry, Wyeth and Drexel students.
Tags: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Information Technology
Rush at Rush 2007: SLA Micheal WilsonMicheal Wilson talks about the Philadelphia Chapter of the Philadelphia Special Libraries Association.
Tags: Special Libraries Association Philadelphia
Rush at Rush 2007: PLA Jean WalkerJean Walker talks about the Pennsylvania Librarly Association.
Tags: Pennsylvania Library Association
Rush at Rush 2007: PhillyCHI Crystal KubitskyCrytal Kubitsky talks about PhillyCHI.
Tags: Philadelphia Human Compter Interacation
Rush at Rush 2007: PAALA Paula SmithPaula Smith talks about the Pennsylvania African American Library Association.
Tags: Pennsylvania African American Library Association
Rush at Rush 2007: MLA Jacquline Knuckle
Rush at Rush 2007: GPLLA Tracy RichTracy Rich talks about the Greater Philadelphia Law Librarians Association.
Tags: Greater Philadelphia Law LIbrarians Association
Rush at Rush 2007: DU Tim SiftarTim Siftar talks about professional association membership.
Tags: professional association membership
Rush at Rush 2007: ALA DU Chris MaisanoChris Maisano talks about the Drexel Student Chapter of the American Library Association.
Tags: Drexel Student Chapter American Library Association
Rush at Rush 2007: AIIP Dee RichardsonDee Richardson talks about the Association of Independent Information Professionals.
Tags: Association Independent Information Professionals
Rush at Rush 2007: ACRL Greg SzczyrbakGreg Szczyrbak talks about the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Tags: Delaware Valley Chapter Association College Research Libraries
Rush at Rush 2007: ISTA Dorothy BarenbrokDorothy Barenbrok talks about the iSchool's Information Science and Technology Alumni Association.
Tags: Information Science Technology Alumni Association