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Faculty, Doctoral Students Presenting at iConference

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Faculty members and doctoral students from the School of Information Studies (iSchool) will be presenting and discussing their research this week at the annual iConference, held this year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and hosted by Drexel University's College of Computing & Informatics.

iConference 2016 in Philadelphia, PA

The gathering brings together researchers from more than 60 information and library science schools across the globe for a week of sharing and learning through paper sessions, poster presentations, talks, tours, and special events. The participating schools are all members of the iSchools Organization.

Conference Sessions

Ph.D. student Bryan Dosono will present his paper, Patron Privacy: A Luxury Concern for Marginalized Internet Users, at the policy, access, and scholarly communications track preliminary papers session on Monday, March 21.

Ph.D. student Fatima Espinoza Vasquez will conduct a session of interaction and engagement entitled "e-Participation: Systems, Actors, Policy and Research," on Monday, March 21.

Faculty members Jeff Hemsley, Bryan Semaan, and Jennifer Stromer-Galley and Ph.D. student Sikana Tanupabrungsun will present their paper, Noisy Candidates and Informative Politicians: Analyzing Changes in Tweet Behavior using Tweet Quality Assessment Framework in the social media track completed papers session on Wednesday, March 23.

Faculty members Steve Sawyer and Carsten Oesterlund, and Ph.D. students Sarika Sharma and Matt Willis will conduct a session of interaction and engagement entitled "Personal Infrastructures of Distributed Scientific Collaboration" on Wednesday, March 23.

Session Chairs

Faculty member Jeff Hemsley is serving as session chair of the open source and social informatics track completed papers session on Monday, March 21.

Faculty member Carsten Oesterlund is serving as session chair of the social and health informatics track preliminary papers session on Tuesday, March 22. 

Faculty member Barbara Stripling is serving as session chair of the privacy track completed papers session on Tuesday, March 22.

Lee Dirks Award Finalists from Syracuse

Paper Award Finalists

The paper, Noisy Candidates and Informative Politicians: Analyzing Changes in Tweet Behavior using Tweet Quality Assessment Framework, co-authored by Ph.D. student Sikana Tanupabrungsun, and faculty members Jeff Hemsley, Bryan Semaan, and Jennifer Stromer-Galley, has been selected as a finalist for the iConference’s Best Completed Research Paper. Winners will receive the Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper and share a cash prize of $5,000. The winning paper will be announced in the opening plenary session on the morning of Monday, March 21. All paper award finalists are listed on the iConference website.

Poster Session

The following faculty and Ph.D. students will be exhibiting posters at the iConference's poster session on Monday, March 21:

  • The Text and Images of the GOPDebate: What the Public is "Talking" About on Instagram
    Sikana Tanupabrungsun, Jeff Hemsley 

  • Modeling Domain Metadata beyond Metadata Standards
    Jian Qin, Brian Dobreski

  • ICT-enabled ‘Transition Resilience’ in Veterans and Refugees: Regaining Normalcy After War
    Bryan Semaan, Bryan Dosono, Lauren Britton

  • Addressing the Ultimate Form of Cyber Security Control: a Multiple Case Study for the Internet Kill Switch
    Patricia Adriana Vargas Leon

  • Extracting and Presenting Different Viewpoints for Political News Recommendation
    Mahboobeh Harandi, Bei Yu

  • Validating Science’s Power Players: Scientometric Mixed Methods for Data Verification in Identifying Influential Scientists in a Genetics Collaboration Community
    Sarah Elaine Bratt, Jian Qin, Jeff Hemsley, Mark Raymond Costa, Jun Wang

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