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Mar. 11, 2014

Two research projects at GSLIS recently received support from the Illinois-Sweden Program for Educational and Research Exchange (INSPIRE) program. 

Michael Twidale, professor, and Cathy Blake, associate professor and associate director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS), have received a $7,000 grant from INSPIRE. Their project, “Collaborative Information Seeking and Data Use,” is a partnership with Preben Hansen, associate professor at Stockholm University and 2013-2015 ...

Feb. 12, 2014

Terry von Thaden (PhD '04) has been appointed to serve as vice chairperson of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board’s study on Combatting Sexual Assault (CoSA). Von Thaden is a human factors research scientist with the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute’s (IFSI) Firefighter Life Safety and Research Center.

Jan. 15, 2014

GSLIS Professor and Associate Dean for Research J. Stephen Downie is slated to speak at the University of Oxford on January 22 about the ongoing work of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). His talk, “Unlocking the Secrets of 3 Billion Pages: Introducing the HathiTrust Research Center,” will provide an overview of the HTRC’s mission and projects and will introduce scholars to ways they can make use of the center's growing corpus and set of resources. The presentation has been organized by the Oxford e-Research Centre and the Bodleian Digital Seminar Series.

Nov. 12, 2013

Information management in a corporate setting can take many forms. For Shannon Roberts (MS ’12), it involves working as a price and market analyst for John Deere. For GSLIS master’s student Kelsey Heffren, it means conducting oral history interviews of longtime staff at W. W. Grainger, Inc., and working to organize, preserve, and expand the company’s intellectual property collection.

Oct. 15, 2013

GSLIS Professor and Associate Dean for Research J. Stephen Downie will deliver a keynote address at the Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music (SBCM), which will be held October 31 to November 2 at the Escola de Música de Brasília in Brasília, Brazil. The invited talk, “Using MIREX to Examine the Evolution of Music Information Retrieval Research,” will be given on November 2:

Oct. 4, 2013

A technology showcase scheduled for October 10-11 will highlight the societal impact of research innovation. “Share the Vision 2013” will feature breakthrough research in human health, bioinformatics, global challenges, advanced materials, and information technology. Among those scheduled to present are Catherine Blake, GSLIS associate professor and CIRSS associate director; Ian Brooks, GSLIS research scientist; and ChengXiang Zhai, GSLIS-affiliated faculty member and associate...

Oct. 2, 2013

GSLIS Professor and Interim Dean Allen Renear delivered a keynote address at the Text Encoding Initiative's 2013 International Conference and Members’ Meeting (#tei2013). The theme of the conference, held October 2-5 in Rome, Italy, is "The Linked TEI: Text Encoding in the Web." Renear's address, "Text encoding, ontologies, and the future," was delivered on October 2.


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