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2020-01-13: Review of WS-DL's 2019

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The Web Science and Digital Libraries (WS-DL) Research Group continued to grow in 2019! In this post we recap the highlights of calendar year 2019, including two Ph.D. graduates, seven incoming Ph.D. students, and a new assistant professor.  But don't wait another year to find out what we're up to now -- follow us now on Twitter (@WebSciDL) to keep up to date.

Students and faculty
We are the most proud of the fact that we graduated two Ph.D. students this year:
Lulwah Alkwaidefended her dissertation on 2019-04-04.  Shortly after her defense, Lulwah headed back home in Saudi Arabia to resume her position at the University of Hail, now as an assistant professor.  Mat Kellydefended his dissertation on 2019-05-07.  After selling his house in Portsmouth, Mat headed north to become an assistant professor at Drexel University and is recruiting his own Ph.D. students. Congratulations to @LulwahMA on a successful PhD defense! @WebSciDL@oducspic.twitter.com/54h8pm1dgo — Michele Weigle (@we…

2020-01-13: Data Science Fall 2019 Class Projects

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Here’s a list of projects from the CS 620 Introduction to Data Science & Analytics course from Fall 2019. All the projects are implemented using Python and Google Colab. Google Colab (Colaboratory) is a free Jupyter notebook environment that requires no setup and runs entirely in the cloud. With Colaboratory you can write and execute code, save and share your analyses, and access powerful computing resources, all for free from your browser. All the projects are based on publicly available datasets, you’ll be able to find the links to the datasets, all the pre-processing, wrangling, analytics, machine learning and visualization steps using Python from these Colab Reports. If you need a quick summary, there’s a summary of the project at the very end of each Colab report.   Classifying White Wine Samples Dissolving the Myth surrounding Gender, Ethnic and Job discrimination in the city of Norfolk Innovations and Development around the World Crime Analysis Project Accidental Drug Related Dea…

2020-01-09: Kritika Garg (Computer Science PhD Student)

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I am Kritika Garg, a first-year Ph.D. student at Old Dominion University. My research interests are in the fields of web archiving, social media, and natural language processing. I joined the Old Dominion University in the fall of 2019 under the supervision of Dr. Michael L. Nelson and Dr. Michele C. Weigle. I work with Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group (WS-DL) where our focus is in the fields of web archiving, digital preservation, social media, and human-computer interaction. My current research work is in the field of web archiving, including analyzing access patterns of robots and humans in web archives and studying whether the patterns prevalent with the Internet Archive are present across different web archives.

I completed my undergrad from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in June 2019. During my undergrad, I started attending various tech events by tech-groups such as Google Developer GroupPyDelhiWomen Techmakers,Women Who Code, etc. These events a…