By: J.D. Ross
School of Information Studies (iSchool) Ph.D. student Jasy Liew Suet Yan has been awarded the 2013 Student Travel Award from the New England Association for Information Science & Technology (NEASIS&T).
She will receive $750 to help defray her costs of attendance at the 2013 Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada in November.
“Jasy's essay was well-written and persuasive,” noted the award letter from the Association's travel jury. “She begins her essay by explaining that 'one of my research streams looks at how information scholars study information and technology, two components that are actively being discussed by this community.' There is a growing group of like-minded researchers in social informatics whose research I am interested to tap into.”
At the iSchool, Jasy's research interests fall into the areas of human computer interaction and natural language processing. She is interested in examining how people express emotions through text.
Jasy obtained her B.S. in Computer Science from University of Science Malaysia and her M.S. in Information Management from the iSchool.
Jasy obtained her B.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Science Malaysia (USM) and M.Sc. in Information Management from the iSchool at Syracuse University. Originally from Malaysia, she can speak three languages fluently: English, Malay, and Cantonese. Being a technology aficionado, she aspires to bridge the communication gap between human and computers.