Showing posts from January, 2019

2019-01-07: Review of WS-DL's 2018

We had a great #jcdl2018 / #wadl2018 / @jcdl2018 ! Here is the 2018 @WebSciDL reunion photo, but we're getting so large we weren't all there at once! Not pictured: Incoming fac (Fall 2018): @OpenMaze @fanchyna Alum: @johnaberlin See you June 2-6, 2019 @iSchoolUI @JCDLConf — Michael L. Nelson (@phonedude_mln) June 7, 2018 Morning commute @ODU @WebSciDL #BombCyclone — Alexander C. Nwala (@acnwala) January 4, 2018 The Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group had a strong year, with the most significant event being our expansion from two professors to four.  Beginning in Fall 2018, we added two new assistant professors: Dr. Sampath Jayarathna ( @OpenMaze ) joined us from the CSDL of Texas A&M and  most recently from California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona).  Dr. Jian Wu ( @fanchyna ) joined us from the CiteSeerX group at  Penn State University.  We're very l

2019-01-03: Five WS-DL Classes Offered for Spring 2019

" Both arXiv and are invaluable projects which, if they didn't exist, we would dismiss as obviously ridiculous and unworkable." A record five WS-DL classes are offered for Spring 2019: CS 432/532 Web Science is taught by Alexander Nwala , Thursdays 4:20-7:00pm.  This class explores web phenomena with a variety of data science tools such as Python, R, D3, ML, and IR.  CS 725/825 Information Visualization is taught by Dr. Michele C. Weigle , Wednesdays 9:30am-12:15pm. This class will explore the background and tools needed to develop effective visualizations through analyzing existing visualizations and visualization problems. CS 734/834 Information Retrieval is taught by Dr. Jian Wu , Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:45am.  This class will explore the theory and engineering of information retrieval in the context of developing web-based search engines. CS 795/895 Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is taught by Dr. Sampath Jayarathna , Tuesdays