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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!

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Incoming fac (Fall 2018): @OpenMaze@fanchyna
Alum: @johnaberlin

See you June 2-6, 2019 @iSchoolUI@JCDLConfpic.twitter.com/GmKpqKg0Zs — Michael L. Nelson (@phonedude_mln) June 7, 2018 Morning commute @ODU@WebSciDL#BombCyclonepic.twitter.com/4VXFDq8xvj — 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 lucky to have them both join WS-DL.  Their colle…

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

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"Both arXiv and archive.org are invaluable projects which, if they didn't exist, we would dismiss as obviously ridiculous and unworkable."
A record fiveWS-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 4:20-7:00pm.  This clas…