Showing posts from December, 2019

2019-12-31: Muntabir Hasan Choudhury (Computer Science PhD Student)

My name is  Muntabir Hasan Choudhury . I am an international student from Bangladesh. I joined the  WS-DL  ( Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group ) at Old Dominion University as a PhD student in the Fall of 2019 under the direct supervision of  Dr. Jian Wu . My current research involves text mining on non-born digital Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), in collaboration with Dr. Fox and Bill Ingram at Virginia Tech Computer Science .  My research interests include, but are not limited to, Big Data, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning. I was always an enthusiast about science, technology, and innovation. Because of curiosity regarding computing, computer architecture, robotics, and artificial intelligence, I decided to study Computer Engineering at college. In May 2018, I received my Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Elizabethtown College, PA . While studying at Elizabethtown College , I was energized by the study of Big Data

2019-12-21: Preserving Open Source Software with GitHub's Arctic Vault

Source: Techworm GitHub is used by more than 40 million developers and currently hosts more than 100 million repositories. In early November 2019, GitHub shared plans to open the Arctic Code Vault, an effort to store and preserve open source software like Flutter and TensorFlow . With this endeavor, code for all open source projects will be stored on specialized ultra-durable 3,500-foot film with frames that include 8.8 million pixels each, designed to last 1,000 years. The data can be read by a computer or a human with a magnifying glass in case of a global power outage. "Our primary mission is to preserve open source software for future generations. We also intend the GitHub Archive Program to serve as a testament to the importance of the open source community. It’s our hope that it will, both now and in the future, further publicize the worldwide open source movement; contribute to greater adoption of open source and open data policies worldwide; and encourage long-ter

2019-12-12: Bhanuka Mahanama (Computer Science PhD Student)

My name is  Bhanuka Mahanama, I joined Old Dominion University as a Ph.D. student in fall 2019 under the supervision of Dr. Sampath Jayarathna . I'm currently researching audio, visual, and eye-tracking integration in classroom environments. My research interests include multi-sensory environments, information retrieval, and machine learning. University of Moratuwa I received my bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Moratuwa , Sri Lanka in 2018. I followed the ICE (Integrated Computer Engineering) stream with courses in embedded and industrial computer engineering systems. I also have an advanced diploma in management accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)  in the UK. I was a visiting instructor for computer networks at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. These lab sessions ranged from setting up a basic network with routers to configuring multi-area OSPF environments using CISCO route

2019-11-20: Trip Report to K-CAP 2019

Between November 18 and 20, I attended the 2019 International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2019) . K-CAP is an ACM sponsored conference, rated as “A” in the   ERA conference rating system . It happens once every two years. Its counterpart in Europe is EKAW (unfortunately, EKAW is rated as B), which also happens every two years. I had papers accepted by K-CAP 2015 and 2017. This year, I co-authored a short paper titled “ Searching for Evidence of Scientific News in Scholarly Big Data ” ( poster link ). The first author is my co-advised student Reshad Hoque at ODU . I also co-authored and presented a long paper titled “Automatic Slide Generation for Scientific Papers” in the 3rdInternational Workshop on Capturing Scientific Knowledge (SciKnow 2019) . The first author is my co-advised student Athar Sefid at Penn State.   Due to my tight schedule, I had to return right after the keynote by Peter Clark on the first day, so this trip report summarizes