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Brown Bag Seminar Series

The brown-bag seminar series is a long-standing tradition of the iSchool. These informal sessions serve as both an opportunity to invite colleagues from other places to visit Syracuse and a vehicle to have colleagues here share out their research. The sessions are informal and collegial; the expectation is for interactive engagement with the speaker and each other. Seminars are held most weeks, and the timing is flexible. Most often these happen across the noon hour and people are invited to eat their lunch as they participate. A list of future and past brown-bag talks is posted here.

Past Speakers

  • Brown Bag Speaker Series: Carol Tilley

    April 18, 2019, 12:30 a.m.
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    Carol Tilley, an expert on comics, libraries, and librarianship from the iSchool at the University of Illinois will present a talk.

  • Brown Bag Speaker: Lee Rainie

    Nov. 1, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    Lee Rainie is the Director of Internet and Technology research at the Pew Research Center

  • Brown Bag Speaker: Joshua Introne

    Oct. 23, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    Joshua Introne is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University.

  • Brown Bag Speaker: Kristen Shinohara

    Sept. 25, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    Incorporating Social Factors in Accessible Design.

  • Brown Bag Speaker Series: Joseph Konstan

    Oct. 3, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    Joseph Konstan, Distinguished McKnight Professor & Distinguished University Teaching Professor at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota will speak.

  • Brown Bag Speaker - Zachary O. Toups

    Sept. 19, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    Zachary O. Toups, of New Mexico State University

  • Brown Bag Talk: The Science of Managing Our Digital Stuff

    March 30, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    Dr. Ofer Bergman is a senior lecturer at Israel's Bar-Ilan University department of Information Science.

  • Brown Bag Speaker: Rebekah Tromble

    March 23, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    API Bias: Preliminary Insights into the Impact of Twitter Data Collection on Scientific Inference

  • Brown Bag Talk: Sean Googins

    Jan. 31, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    Sean Googins, associate professor of computer science - University of Missouri.

  • Brown Bag Speaker: Richard (Rick) Watson

    Dec. 1, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    Richard Watson, U of Georgia, “An information systems perspective on sustainability.”

  • Brown Bag Talk, Speaker: Dan Russell

    Nov. 8, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
    Hinds Hall 347 (Katzer Room)

    Dan Russell is Google's Uber Tech Lead for Quality and User Happiness in Mountain View. Dan earned his PhD in computer science, specializing in Artificial Intelligencve.

  • Brown Bag Speaker - Jim Walker

    Nov. 3, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    Jim Walker (formerly Chief Health Information Officer at Geisinger Health Systems in Pennsylvania, and now Chief Health Informatics Officer at Siemens will be giving a talk.

  • Brown Bag Speaker - Jodi Upton

    Oct. 27, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    Jodi Upton

  • Brown Bag Speaker: Jos Aarts, PhD, FACMI

    Oct. 6, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    Brown Bag Speaker: Jos Aarts, PhD, FACMI

  • Brown Bag Speaker - Yatish Hegde

    Sept. 29, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    Yatish Hegde

  • Brown Bag Talk

    April 7, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    Brown Bag Talk

  • Brown Bag Seminar: "Applications of Social Media Text Analysis"

    Jan. 27, 2016, noon
    347 Hinds Hall (Katzer Room)

    Applications of Social Media Text Analysis

  • Brown Bag Talk: Andrea Tapia

    Oct. 1, 2015, noon
    Hinds Hall - Katzer Room (347)

    Andrea Tapia of Penn State University will present her talk, The New Neighborhood Watch: Community Alerting of Auroras and Crises. All are welcome to attend.

  • Brown Bag Talk: Laura K. Nelson

    Sept. 24, 2015, noon
    347 Hinds Hall

    Laura Nelson, Northwestern University will present her talk, Durable Feminist Fields: The Persistence of Structure and Culture n New York City and Chicago

  • Brown Bag Talk: Jeffery Saltz

    Sept. 18, 2015, noon
    347 Hinds Hall

    Jeff Saltz - Syracuse University (iSchool) will present his talk: The Need for Methodologies and Tools to Support Big Data Teams and Improve big Data Project Effectiveness

  • Brown Bag Talk: Maria Caterina Bramati

    Sept. 17, 2015, noon
    347 Hinds Hall

    Maria Caterina Bramati of Sapienza University of Rome will present her talk: Graphical Statistical Methods in Economic & Social Networks: application to resource driven conflicts & City Networks

  • Brown Bag Seminar: Informatics Thinking

    April 9, 2015, 4 p.m.
    Hinds Hall 347 - Katzer Room

    Mike Twidale, Professor, GSLIS, University of Illinois will present a seminar on Informatics Thinking. Twidale's research interests include computer supported cooperative work, computer supported collaborative learning, and human computer interaction. Current projects include studies of informal social learning of technology, technological appropriation, metrics for open access, sociotechnical systems design, data literacy, collaborative information retrieval, computational metacognition, agile research methods and long term scientific database management. His approach involves the use of interdisciplinary techniques to develop high speed low cost methods to better understand the difficulties people have with existing computer applications and so to design more effective systems.

  • Brown Bag Seminar: Joon Park

    March 5, 2015, noon
    Hinds Hall 347 - Katzer Room

    Brown Bag Lunch Series Speaker: Joon Park Topic: Towards Advanced Information Security Abstract: . With the increasing complexities of today’s hardware, software, user behavior, and their networking, the need for managing information security becomes more critical. Considering the evolution of information systems, Park defines Advanced Security Services, which provides scalability, fine-granularity, transparency, and survivability in information systems. This brown-bag seminar is intended to discuss the fundamental requirements for Advanced Security Services and introduce selected examples of Park's research outcomes that satisfy the requirements. About Joon Park: Dr. Joon Park is an associate professor at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University. Over the past decades he has been involved with theoretical/practical research and education in Cyber Security. He is Syracuse University’s Point of Contact (POC) at the Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (IA/CD) and CAE-R (Research), which are designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He served as the founding director of the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Information Security Management (ISM) program (2003-2013).

  • Brown Bag Seminar: Nancy Marksbury

    Feb. 25, 2015, noon
    Hinds Hall 347 - Katzer Room

    Nancy Marksbury is an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s College, and was formerly the Deputy CIO at Long Island University. Her presentation is titled Computational Thinking and Digital Learning. Abstract:  Futuristic predictions for jobs and workers suggest that automation will replace dozens of job types, rendering low-skilled employment nearly obsolete. The question for higher education now is how to train for skills that do not yet exist. Computational thinking is an explicit philosophy that recognizes computation as a discipline as indispensable as math, science and the humanities. Digital learning is one strategy for implementing computation across the liberal arts curriculum. The talk will review outcomes from funded educational programs, and present a thesis as to why Information Studies programs are well-poised to ensure the grand vision of computational thinking for all.

  • Brown Bag Seminar: Dan Cosley

    Feb. 12, 2015, noon
    Hinds Hall 347 - Katzer Room

    Dan Cosley is Associate Professor of Information Science at Cornell University and will present his talk, "Sharing, social media, and well-being." Cosley will talk about systems he's worked on with colleagues in information science that encourage people to reminisce about and reflect on information they've shared in the past, as well as models he's working on with colleagues in communication and human development to understand how mental health status affects the ways people share and the benefits they get from sharing.

  • Brown Bag Seminar: Norman Makoto Su

    Jan. 30, 2015, noon
    Hinds Hall 347 - Katzer Room

    Norman Makoto Su is Assistant Professor at the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana Univeristy Bloomington.

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