iSchool faculty are leading conversations in the information field across the globe. They publish, present, and contribute their expertise in myriad way throughout the year. See where our faculty have been active this fall:

Jaime Banks

Wrapped up four-year AFOSR-funded research program, the MARIA Project (Moral Agency in Robot-human InterAction)

Contracted with a publisher for an edited volume: “Agent, Assembled: The Relational and Technical Anatomy of Social Robots” (modeled after past avatars project)

Published paper on the topic of AI journalists and perceived bias:

Short paper accepted to the ’23 Hybrid Societies conference

Nominated to sit on the social science board for the FWO (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – like the Belgian NSF) … awaiting confirmation by the organizing committee

Carlos Enrique Caicedo Bastidas

Conference paper/presentation:

Choi, C. Caicedo “A Comparative Analysis of Seven Smart City Development Projects: Institutional, Economic, Technical, and Policy Perspectives”, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 2023.

Research talk/presentation;

Presented new research results and progress on  “Prediction and Management of Communication Resources in a Dynamic UAV Traffic Environment” on behalf of the SU and Thales team at the meeting of the NSF-sponsored I/UCRC called ASIC (Alternative Sustainable and Intelligent Computing) The meeting took place at the Duke University campus.  Was also invited to and attended the launch of the new NSF AI Institute for Edge Computing (Athena) for which Duke is the lead institution.

Journal article (Accepted):

Ammoury, B. Salman; C. Caicedo Bastidas; S. Kumar, “Impacts of COVID-19 on Bus Ridership and Recovery Trends in Syracuse, NY”, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems. 2022

Awarded grants:

Co-Principal investigator, Water Research Institute – Water Technology and Innovation grant, “FloodViz: a low-cost, camera-based distributed sensor network to improve the efficacy and equity of urban flooding mitigation and response”, 10/22 – 10/23

EunJeong Cheon

Two full papers and one workshop have been accepted for CSCW’22:

EunJeong Cheon, Eike Schneiders, Mikael B. Skov. “Working with Bounded Collaboration: A Qualitative Study on How Collaboration is Co-Constructed around Collaborative Robots in Industry” (2022) Proceedings of the ACM: Human Computer Interaction (PACM HCI). The ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW’22).

EunJeong Cheon, Eike Schneiders, Kristina Diekjobst, Mikael B Skov, “Robots as a Place for Socializing: Influences of Collaborative Robots on Social Dynamics In- and Outside the Production Cell” Proceedings of the ACM: Human Computer Interaction (PACM HCI). The ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW’22).

“Solidarity and Disruption (Collective Organizing In Computing II)” — co-organized with HCI/ Tech workers colleagues (Linda Huber, Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar, P M Krafft, Christoph Becker, Danny Spitzberg, Aakash Gautam, Margaret Hughes, Alex A Ahmed)

One full paper for NordiCHI’22 has been accepted:

Martin Lindrup, EunJeong Cheon, Mikael B Skov, Dimitrios Raptis, Rob Comber “Sustainable Foodtures: Exploring Roles of Future Technology in Sustainable Food Shopping” (2022), Proceedings of the 12th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI’ 22).

The iSchool HCI Summer Workshop was held successfully this summer on Aug. We had +50 participants and 11 speakers from UMICH, UMD, UMBC, RIT, Indiana University, U of Notre Dame, U of Toronto, U of Kentucky, Rutgers University, Penn State, CU Boulder, Cornell, U of Minnesota, Berea College, and Marquette.

Recently invited and accepted to serve as a poster chair for ACM DIS 2023 (ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference)

Kevin Crowston

Conference paper:

Dolata, M., Crowston, K. & Schwabe, G. (2022). Project archetypes: A blessing and a curse for AI development. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Copenhagen, Denmark, 9–14 December.


Beck, S., LaFlamme, M., Bergenholtz, C., Bogers, M., Brasseur, T.-M., Conradsen, M.-L., Crowston, K., Marco, D. Di, Effert, A., Filiou, D., Frederiksen, L., Gillier, T., Gruber, M., Haeussler, C., Hoisl, K., Kokshagina, O., Norn, M.-T., Poetz, M., Pruschak, G., Priego, L. P., Radziwon, A., Ruser, A., Sauermann, H., Shah, S., Reyes, J. S., Tucci, C. L., Tuertscher, P., Vedel, J. B., Verganti, R., Wareham, J. & Xu, S. M. (2021). Examining Open Innovation in Science (OIS): What Open Innovation can and cannot offer the science of science. Innovation: Organization & Management. doi: 10.1080/14479338.2021.1999248

Shanley, L. A., Fortson, L., Berger-Wolf, T., Crowston, K., & Michelucci, P. (2021). Imagine All the People: Citizen Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Computational Research. A Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Quadrennial Paper.

Ågerfalk, P., Conboy, K., Crowston, K., Jarvenpaa, S., Lundström, J., Mikalef, P. & Ram, S. (2022). Artificial intelligence in information systems: State of the art and research roadmap. Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS). doi: 10.17705/1CAIS.05017

Sevgi Erdogan

Appointed as an Associate Professor by courtesy in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) beginning on September 1, 2022.

Publications and Presentations:

Erdogan, S., Nohekhan, A., Shopkutov, A., and Sadabadi, K. F., Evaluating Public Microtransit Service Areas,  article accepted for presentation at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C. January 8-12, 2023, and under revision for publication at Transportation Research Record.

Javier Bas, Mohammad B.M AL-khasawneh, Sevgi Erdogan, Cinzia Cirillo, A Methodological Framework for Complete Streets Planning and Implementation, Transportation Research Part-A, (1st revision submitted).

Presented research project poster, NSF # 1951924 SCC-IRG Track 1: Inclusive Public Transit Toolkit to Assess Quality of Service Across Socioeconomic Status in Baltimore City,  at the NSF- Smart and Connected Communities PIs Conference with PI Vanessa-Frias Martinez in Arlington, VA, October 11-12, 2022.

Co-organized a panel session with the NSF-CNH2 project team at the 2022 Chesapeake Community Research Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, June 6-8, 2022.  “Humans and the Environment”, organized by Raleigh R. Hood (UMCES), DG Webster (Dartmouth University), Gary Shenk (USGS), Patrick Bitterman (University of Lincoln Nebraska), Victoria Coles (UMCES), Peter Claggett (USGS), Sevgi Erdogan (Syracuse University), Frederick W. Ducca (UMD).

Sevgi Erdoğan, Kaveh Farokhi Sadabadi, Amir Nohekhan, Alibi Shokputov, Gerrit Knaap, Prince George’s County Microtransit Feasibility Study, Final Technical Report, Prepared by the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education (NSCG), Transportation Policy Research Group (TPRG)  for Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation, April 2022.

Ingrid Erickson

Upcoming Fulbright travel to India as a Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellow to study the intersection of gender and entrepreneurship in Indian culture. Will be hosted by Professor Vasanthi Srinivasan and will be on site at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B). Tentatively traveling from mid-December to mid-April 2023 (or some 4 month variant of these dates).

Erickson, I., & Wajcman, J. (2022). Optimizing Temporal Capital: How Big Tech Imagines Time as Auditable. American Behavioral Scientist, 00027642221127243.

Recent professional activity (with Charis Asante-Agyei, doctoral student) Ethnography Atelier Workshop (27 September 2022) Intersecting Methods: Amplifying Participant Reflexivity by Combining Diaries and interviewsSee related blog post. Full journal paper under development being led by doctoral students Charis Asante-Agyei & Pyeonghwa Kim

Panelist, Academy of Management Professional Development Workshop, “Classics of Organization and Management Theory: Approaches to the Study of Work” which has been released as an episode on the “Talking about Organizations Podcast”

Co-Papers Chair for ECSCW 2023.

Faculty Organizer, iSchool Case Club (new extracurricular group of master’s students dedicated to analyzing business cases with plans for a revived case competition)

Co-organizer, 4S panel “Unpacking Resources from an STS Perspective” with Margaret Jack (SU postdoc) and Melissa Mazmanian (UC Irvine). Co-author of panel presentation, “Resources and the Situatedness of Independent Work.”

Speaker Invitee, Qualitative Research Forum, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway (June 2023)

Laurie Ferger

Received a grant, along with Deb Nosky, from AT&T to teach digital literacy to 120+ third to eighth grade students in the Syracuse City School Districts and at the MOST.  The three-week program concluded on August 26th with a presentation to the media, AT&T and members of the mayor’s office who are working on the new STEAM school.

Led the first-ever in-person two-week Summer College version of IT Girls. 17 students attended and learned about topics like cryptography, web development and much more.

Md Tariqul Islam “Pavel”

Awarded Grant as PI. Wrapping up a two-year CUSE Grant (Innovative & Interdisciplinary Research) on “Cloud Auditing”, titled “Building a Secure and Dynamic Auditing Framework for Cloud Storage Systems”. This project yielded following outcomes:

Best Paper Award in the 2022 IEEE 9th International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing (CSCloud). T. Islam, K. Hasan, S. Singh, and J. S. Park, “A Secure and Decentralized Auditing Scheme for Cloud Ensuring Data Integrity and Fairness in Auditing,” In proceedings of the 2022 IEEE 9th International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing (CSCloud)/2022 IEEE 8th International Conference on Edge Computing and Scalable Cloud (EdgeCom), 2022, pp. 74-79, doi: 10.1109/CSCloud-EdgeCom54986.2022.00022.

S. Zaman, T. Islam, F. Bappy, R. Rizvee, and J. Park, “Towards Immutability: A Dynamic Auditing Framework for Cloud Leveraging Entangled Merkle Forest”, In proceedings of the 2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications (Sustainable Communications for Renaissance) [under review].

Conference Papers:

T. Zaman and T. Islam, “ReDPro: An Automated Technique to Detect and Regenerate Process-level Concurrency Failures”, In proceedings of the 2022 ACM Southeast Conference, pp 106-112, doi:

K. Hasan, S. Shetty, T. Islam and I. Ahmed, “Predictive Cyber Defense Remediation against Advanced Persistent Threat in Cyber-Physical Systems,” In proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1109/ICCCN54977.2022.9868886.

Journal Papers:

K. Hasan, S. Shetty, M. Ullah, A. Hassanzadeh, and T. Islam, “Criticality based Optimal Cyber Defense Remediation in Energy Delivery Systems”,  EAI Endorsed Transactions on Security and Safety  vol. 8 (issue 28), doi:

Paper Presentations:

T. Islam, K. Hasan, S. Singh, and J. S. Park, “A Secure and Decentralized Auditing Scheme for Cloud Ensuring Data Integrity and Fairness in Auditing”. This paper was presented in proceedings of the 2022 IEEE 9th International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing (CSCloud), in Xi’an, China on June 24, 2022.

K. Hasan, S. Shetty, T. Islam and I. Ahmed, “Predictive Cyber Defense Remediation against Advanced Persistent Threat in Cyber-Physical Systems”. This paper was presented in proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), virtually on July 26, 2022.

Conference Activities:

Track Chair (Cyberspace Privacy Track): International Conference on Ubiquitous Security (UbiSec 2022), Zhangjiajie, China, 2022.

Technical Program Committee Member: The 20th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic Secure Computing (DASC 2022); 15th European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) International Wireless Internet Conference (EAI WiCON 2022); 2022 International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSASE).

John Jordan

Book on online video shipped to Penn State University Press. It runs 78,000 words and almost 400 footnotes to everything from AoIR to ASMR to history (impact of print in early modem Europe) to

Yiqi Li

Journal publications:

Li, Y., Bartley, N., Sun, J. & Williams, D. (2022), The larger, the fitter, the better: clans’ evolution, social capital and effectiveness, Internet Research.

Liu, W., Yang, A., Shin, J., Li, Y., Sun, J., Qu, Y., Zhen, L., Kim, H. M., & Dong, C. (2022). One earth, one humanity vs. the virus: Examining the global COVID-19 social partnership communication networks on social media. International Journal of Business Communication.

Xu, L.Z., Sargent, M., Xu, Y., Sun, J., Li, Y., & Fulk, J. (2022). The emergence of core (hash)tags and its effects on performance. Telematics and Informatics.

Li, Y. & Yang, A. (2022). Stakeholder influence, government power, and new opportunities for Chinese Internet companies: A multilevel network analysis of cross-sector networks. Public Relations Review, 3 (48), 102197.

Paper presentations:

Li, Y. (2022). Being collaborative in competitive communities of practice. Paper was presented at Sunbelt 2022, Australia, 12-16 July 2022.

Dong, C., Zhang, Y., Li, Y., Lee, E., & Chen, L. (2022). What makes nonprofit organizations (NPOs) talk transparently about their connections with businesses on Twitter? Insights from N2B network portfolios and resource dependencies Paper was presented at 72nd Annual ICA Conference, Paris, France on 26-30 May 2022.

Lee McKnight

DPS student Rand Kato presented our paper (with Profs. Prasanta Ghosh and Danielle Smith) “Applications of Blockchain Methodologies for Microgrid Energy Transactions while Maintaining User Privacy and Data Security – A Review” at SEGE 2022 (10th IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering) August 10-12th.

Co-organized and presented on Syracuse University Research at the inaugural Innovare Advancement Center Internet of Things (IoT) Living Lab and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) MedTech Workshop  August 23rd 2022.  Follow-on research opportunities with the VA are under discussion.

Invited to the August 26th NIST Communications Technology Laboratory IoT Devices and Infrastructure Group (aka smart cities) Global City Team Challenge Leadership Strategy Workshop at GMU, to help define the 2023-2025 national strategy for smart communities.

Professor Danielle Smith and I visited the remote communities of Delicias and Los Angeles in Costa Rica in late May with local NGO Democracy Lab, as part of our Internet Society Foundation – funded  project to support remote connectivity during the COVID endemic pandemic. We connected a school /community which the government had failed to manage over 6 years.

Proposals were accepted for student Jane Appiah-Okyere, Prof. Smith, and I  to co-lead workshops and speak on panels and in a Town Hall meeting presenting our ‘Community Backpack Network’ research to the UN Internet Governance Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nov. 28-Dec. 2nd, in cooperation with the Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation, the World Bank, UN Economic Commission for Africa, and Africa Development Bank.

Megan Oakleaf

Presented with Heather Charlotte Owen (May 2022 MSLIS grad) at the NELIG (New England Library Instruction Group) Annual Conference a workshop titled, “Backwards Design: A Critical Approach to Instructional Design.”

Presented an ACRL session titled, “Ethical Engagement in Learning Analytics: Lessons Learned by Campus Colleagues” with librarians and higher ed learning analytics experts from the University of Michigan, UNCC, UIUC, EDUCAUSE, and EBSCO. (Sol G. Bergmann), University of North Carolina – Charlotte (Becky Croxton), University of Illinois – Chicago (Jung Mi Scoulas), EDUCAUSE (Kathe Pelletier), NILOA (Natasha Jankowski), and EBSCO (John McDonald).

Presented with John Watts (iSchool instructor), Heather Charlotte Owen (May 2022 MSLIS grad), and Tiana Johnson (Current MSLIS student) at the Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit a workshop titled, “Design for Engagement, Inclusion, and Impact: Data Literacy Lesson Planning to Make a Difference.”

Presented with Becky Croxton (University of North Carolina – Charlotte), Je Salvador (University of Washington), and Jung Mi Scoulas (University of Illinois – Chicago) at the Assessment Institute a panel titled, “What Makes an Assessment Professional Proficient? Examining and Updating Proficiencies for Assessment Librarians and Coordinators Through the Lens of Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Presented with Becky Croxton (University of North Carolina – Charlotte), Shane Nackerud (University of Minnesota), and Ken Varnum (University of Michgan) at the Assessment Institute a poster entitled, “User Stories: Building In Equity and Impact from the Start.

Presented with Ken Varnum (University of Michigan) and Becky Croxton (University of North Carolina – Charlotte) at the Library Assessment Conference a workshop entitled, “Learning Analytics: It’s Coming…Get Ready!”

Presented with Becky Croxton (University of North Carolina – Charlotte) and Jung Mi Scoulas (University of Illinois – Chicago) at the Library Assessment Conference a workshop entitled, “Present & Future Proficiency: Updating the ACRL Assessment Proficiencies to Reflect Current and Coming Realities.”

Presented with Becky Croxton (University of North Carolina – Charlotte), Jackie Belanger (University of Washington), Julene Jones (University of Kentucky), Emma Brown (current MSLIS student and Wilhelm Scholar), and Heather Charlotte Owen (May 2022 MSLIS grad) at the Library Assessment Conference a poster entitled, “Their Challenges are Our Challenges Too: Librarian Involvement in the Grand Challenges in Assessment Project.”

Presented with Ken Varnum (University of Michigan) and Becky Croxton (University of North Carolina – Charlotte) a “ACRL Presents” Webcast entitled, “Libraries and Learning Analytics: The Future is Now.”

Carsten Oesterlund

“Collaborative Analytics for Reporting ESG (CARE) in Fintech” study earned a $30,000 grant from Copenhagen FinTech. Co-PIs are Cancan Wang and Yvonne Dittrich at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Co-PI on Project funded by Copenhagen FinTech (~$30,000). Title: Integrated Data for ESG Analytics (IDEA) for Fintech. With Cancan Wang and Yvonne Dittrich at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Presented a paper “Tracing Knowledge Production in an Online Citizen Science Project” at the After Method in Organization Studies IV (AMOS) conference in Sweden. The paper was written with Corey Jackson at U of Wisconsin, Madison, and PhD student Björn Ekström at University of Borås, Sweden.

Invited to present on citizen science research collaboration with Kevin Crowston at the REINFORCE consortium conference, Fostering citizens’ role in the advance of ground-breaking research in fundamental physics. Italy, Pisa, Sept 1-2, 2022.

Villa, Ma’ii, Østerlund,C. (2022). Tribal Enrollment Cards (TECs) In The US: A Biometric Infrastructure. Presented at Annual Meeting for the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Cholula, México, December 7-10, 2022

Wang, C., Østerlund, C., Jiang, Q., & Dittrich, Y. (2022). Becoming Sustainable Together: ESG Data Commons for Fintech Startups. In Proceedings/International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Copenhagen, Denmark, December 2022.

Joon S. Park


  • Tina AlSadhan and Joon S. Park. Advancing Information Security Continuous Monitoring to Improve Cyber Posture in the Federal Government. In the Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS), Chester, United Kingdom, June 16-17, 2022.
  • Tariqul Islam, Kamrul Hasan, Saheb Singh and Joon Park. A Secure and Decentralized Auditing Scheme for Cloud Ensuring Data Integrity and Fairness in Auditing. In the Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Cloud Computing (CSCloud), Xi’an, China, June 25-27, 2022. Best Paper Award.


  • DoD CySP (Cyber Scholarship Program), $23,416, 2019 – 2022


  • Cybersecurity: Related Areas and Countermeasures, College of Engineering, Effat University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Webinar.
  • Workshop on Cybersecurity for SUPA (Syracuse University Project Advance).
  • Application for PoS (Program of Study) Validation by NSA. BPS in Cybersecurity Administration, Syracuse University. Submitted.

Jian Qin

Hemsley, J., Qin, J., Bratt, S., & Smith, A. (2022). Collaboration Networks and Career Trajectories: What Do Metadata from Data Repositories Tell Us? In: Proceedings of 85thASIST Annual Meeting, October 28-November 1, 2022, Pittsburgh, PA.

Honick, B., Polley, K., & Qin, J. (2022). Entification of Metadata for Knowledge-Graph-Guided Discovery. In: Proceedings of 85th ASIST Annual Meeting, October 28-November 1, 2022, Pittsburgh, PA.

Qin, J., Hemsley, J., & Bratt, S. (2022). The structural shift and collaboration capacity in GenBank networks: A longitudinal study. Quantitative Science Study, 1-20. DOI:;

Steven Sawyer

My primary scholarly focus is to the digital work group’s research efforts. We’re running a multi-year panel study of online freelancing, focusing on how people pursuing gig-work construct a career by relying on a digital-platform-mediated market. Over the past month, here’s what we’ve published or had accepted from this work:


Dunn, M., Munoz, I., O’Neill, C. and Sawyer, S. (2023) “The Great Realization: Online freelancers and the meaning of flexibility,” Research in the Sociology of Work, Emerald Publishing, accepted.

Conferences and workshops:

Sawyer, S. Munoz, I., and Dunn, M. (2022, forthcoming) “Upwork just did what? Studying digital platforms (or how to observe something that does not want to be observed),” Workshop on the Changing Nature of Work (CNoW), Copenhagen, DK, 11 December.

Kim, P. and Sawyer, S. (2022, forthcoming) “Holistic Competency in Online Freelancing,” Workshop on the Changing Nature of Work (CNoW), Copenhagen, DK, 11 December.

Munoz, I., Dunn, M. and Sawyer, S. (2022) “Platform-mediated Markets, Online Freelance Workers and Deconstructed Identities,” Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 12-16 November, Tapei, Taiwan, accepted.

Sawyer, S. Munoz, I., and Dunn, M. (2022) “Upwork just did what? Studying digital platforms (or how to observe something that does not want to be observed),” Workshop on Reimagining Platforms, University of Edinburgh, 31 October. The research team reflects a multi-year partnership with Professor Mike Dunn, of Skidmore College, and is supported by a NSF grant, a CUSE grant, SOURCE funding and some funds from Skidmore College.  We are actively pursuing additional funding

Other work:

Zhang, M., Jones, K., Zaitsev, A., and Sawyer, S. (2022) Platform as Theoretical Framework Rather Than Just Empirical Context: How Information Science Scholars Examine Digital Platforms, Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science and Technology, 29 October – 2 November, Pittsburgh, PA. [panelist].

Erdelez, S., Tang, R., Martin, E. and Sawyer, S. (2022) Research Data Management, The Information Science Summit: “Innovation & Trends in Information Science: Practice, Research, & LIS Education,” 28 October, Pittsburgh, PA and online. [panelist]

Work related to role as JASIST Editor-in-chief:

Sawyer, S. Writing Academic Papers, a JASIST Perspective, UIUC IS 529 Doctoral ProSeminar, hosted by with Stephen Downie, 3 November, online.

Sawyer, S. (2022), JASIST editorial note: 1 July 2022. Information Matters, 2(7)

Jeffrey Stanton

REU Award started: National Science Foundation, SMA, 09/15/2022-08/31/2025; REU Site: Broadening Access to Text Analytics for Social Scientists; award number: 2150283; role: principal investigator.


Stanton, J. M. (2023, accepted for publication). A Checklist of Design Considerations for Survey Projects. In Ford, L. R. & Scandura, T. A., Sage Handbook of Survey Development and Application. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Sang, Y., Mou, X., Yu, M., Yao, S., Li, J., & Stanton, J. (2023, accepted for publication). Personality Prediction of Narrative Characters from Movie Scripts. Proceedings of EMNLP 2022, Abu Dhabi.

Zheng, Y., Ramnarine-Rieks, A., Dedrick, J. & Stanton, J. (2022, accepted for publication). Proceeding with Caution: Drivers and Obstacles to Electric Utility Adoption of Smart Grids in the United States. Energy Research and Social Science.

Sang, Y., Mou, X., Li, J., Stanton, J., & Yu, M. (2022). A Survey of Machine Narrative Reading Comprehension Assessments. Proceedings of IJCAI-ECAI 2022, Vienna Austria. Available from:

Sang, Y., Mou, X., Yu, M., Yao, S., Li, J., & Stanton, J. (2022). Tvshowguess: Character comprehension in stories as speaker guessing. Proceedings of NAACL’22, Seattle, WA. Available from:

Jennifer Stromer-Galley

Inducted as a Fellow of the International Communication Association in May. Fellows are recognized for their significant contributions to the field of communication. Fewer than 5% of ICA members are designated with this honor.

McKernan, B., Stromer-Galley, J., Korsunska, A., Bolden, S. E., Rossini, P., Hemsley, J. (2022) A human-centered design approach to creating tools to help journalists monitor digital political ads: Insights and Challenges. Digital Journalism. DOI: 10.1080/21670811.2022.2064321

Rossini, P., McKernan, B., Stromer-Galley, J. (in press). Misinformation filter bubbles or cognitive thinking style? Examining the roles information sources and information processing play in conspiracist ideation. International Journal of Communication

With Brian McKernan, and our doctoral students Christy Khoury and Pyeonghwa Kim, we have a book chapter, “’Fake and Fraudulent’ vs. ‘An American Right’: Competing Imaginaries of the Vote in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Campaign’, accepted in The Media and January 6th, co-edited by Daniel Kreiss, Shannon McGregor, Rebekah Tromble, and Khadijah White for Oxford University Press. Invited to present on the book chapter at a workshop in May in Canadabbia, Italy, at the Konrad Adenauer Institute.

Presented a conference paper at the International Communication Association: Stromer-Galley, J., Hemsley, J., & McKernan, B. (2022, May). Send money! Go Vote!: Political ads on Facebook by Trump and Biden during the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Paris, France.

Presented two papers at the Association of Internet Researchers:

Rossini, P., & Stromer-Galley, J. (2022, Oct.). Uncivil ads and who they target? Examining patterns of uncivil ads on Facebook in the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. Annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Dublin, Ireland.

Stromer-Galley, J., Kim, P., Khoury, C., McKernan, B., & Hemsley, J. (2022, Oct.). Seeding doubts about voting broadly and strategically: Trump and Biden rhetoric online in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Dublin, Ireland.

Patent application for TRACE (our IARPA funded research project to develop methods to improve complex analysis and report writing; “Trackable Reasoning and Analysis for Crowdsourcing and Evaluation” Docket no: C1897-10028US02.) has been accepted by the Patent Office.

Established a partnership with States News Room, a non-profit news organization that covers 30 states’ political news to share information, data, and reports about Facebook and Instagram political advertising and micro-targeting around the mid-term elections this fall.

Lu Xiao

Journal article publications and submission:

Islam, J., Xiao, L., Mercer, R., High, S. (accepted). Tension Analysis in Survivor Interviews: A Computational Approach, Digital Studies / Le champ numérique,

Xiao, L., Lappas, T., Asante-Agyei, C. (revision submitted). A Cross-context examination of online comments’ perceived persuasion power

Kumar, A., Xiao, L. (revision submitted). Understanding Morality behind Human opinion and reasoning

Conference and workshop article publications and submission:

Li, J. F., Xiao, L. (under review). MEmoBERT: Retrofitting Multi-emotion Recognition with Hashtag Encoder, Label Correlation and Sentiment Composition

Xiao, L., Wu, Q., Soundarajan, S., & Li, J. (2022). Language Use and Susceptibility in Online Conversation. In Science and Information Conference(pp. 787-799). Springer, Cham.,

Xiao, L., & Mensah, H. (2022). How Does the Thread Level of a Comment Affect its Perceived Persuasiveness? A Reddit Study. In Science and Information Conference(pp. 800-813). Springer, Cham.,

Xiao, L., Wang, Y. Y., & Wei, X. Y. (2022). Persuasion in Audio-based Social Media: A ClubhouseInterview Study, Annual Meeting of American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)(Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, Pittsburgh, PA), Poster

Invited Research Talk:

Gave a research talk at Meta (Seattle location) on June 29. The title of my talk is “Misinformation in Social Media”. It covers several of my studies related to this topic.

Bei Yu


2022      Li, Y.* & Yu, B. (2022). “Devils are in the Details” — Annotating Specificity of Clinical Advice from Medical Literature. UnImplicit: The Second Workshop on Understanding Implicit and Underspecified Language, Affiliated withNAACL 2022.

2022      Li, Y.* & Yu, B. (2022). Advice Giving in Medical Research Literature. iConference 2022, 261-272.


2022      Natural language understanding of causal claims and exaggerations in science publications and news. 2022 Science of Science Summer School (virtual)