Showing posts from August, 2021

2021-08-31: Robustifying PDF Links - My 2021 Summer Internship at LANL

Amidst the uncertainties of COVID-19, I got the opportunity to work as a Summer Research Intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) . This was my first internship as a PhD student in the US, and I'm really grateful for this opportunity. Due to the ongoing pandemic, I was offered to work remotely. I was assigned to the Research and Prototyping (Proto) Team of the LANL Research Library , under the supervision of Dr. Martin Klein - an alumnus of the WSDL group of ODU. Source: Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) with a mission to solve national security challenges through cutting-edge scientific research. Its strategic plan reflects U.S. priorities spanning nuclear security, intelligence, defense, emergency response, nonproliferation, counter-terrorism, energy security, emerging threats, and environmental management. Every year, LANL recruits approximately 2000 students to work on various scientific ap

2021-08-29: Six WS-DL Classed Offered for Fall 2021

Image Six courses from the Web Science and Digital Libraries ( WS-DL ) Group will be offered in Fall 2021.  Because of the continuing Covid-19 situation, the classes will be a mixture of on-line, f2f, and hybrid.  Be sure to check with the instructor and/or the class schedule to verify how the class will be conducted.  Also keep in mind that the f2f classes might go on-line during the semester.  CS 418/518 Web Programming , Dr. Jian Wu , Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-4:15. Topics : LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), MVC (Model-View-Control), Search Engines, GitHub.   CS 432/532 Web Science , Dr. Michele C. Weigle , asynchronous.  Topics : Python, R, D3, ML, and IR.   CS 620 Intro to Data Science & Analytics , Dr. Sampath Jayarathna , Web PLE. Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm (recitation). Topics : Python, Pandas, NumPy, NoSQL, Data Wrangling, ML. CS 625 Data Visualization , Dr. Michele C. Weigle , Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:45.  Topics : Tableau, R, Vega-Lite, Observ

2021-08-26: ODU Teacher Professional Development Workshop

The ODU Teacher Professional Development Workshop was a 3-day program conducted from August 2 th - August 4 th at the Open Research Lab (OR Lab) of the E&CS Building of ODU. It was funded by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium , and was conducted by Dr. Sampath Jayarathna in collaboration with Dr. Stacie Ringleb and Dr. Robert Ash at ODU. The goal of this workshop was to allow secondary-school teachers in the Hampton roads area to learn a) coding in Python, b) basics of the engineering design process, and c) programming with drones (specifically, DJI Tello ). Teachers from 4 schools in Norfolk ( Academy for Discovery , Blair Middle School , Crossroads School , Lake Taylor School , and Norview High School ), 3 schools in Virginia Beach ( Bayside High School , Landstown High School , and Old Donation School ), and 2 schools in Chesapeake ( Grassfield High Sc

2021-08-21: IMLS Laura Bush Award -- A Graduate Certificate in Web Archiving

Our certificate and capstone course will be at the intersection of Computer Science, Library and Information Studies, and Cybersecurity. We are happy to have received a 2021 IMLS Laura Bush planning grant award to establish a graduate certificate in web archiving at ODU.  The project and resulting certificate program is a joint effort between the Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group ( Nelson , Weigle ), the School of Cybersecurity (Wu), Library and Information Studies ( Kimmel ), and the ODU Libraries ( Ritchie ).   The deliverables for this 12 month project will include: 1) an environmental scan documenting the need of industry, university, and government organizations for employees with experience in web archiving, 2) materials for a graduate-level course in the technology, theory, and ethics of web archiving, and 3) a lessons learned report of our experiences working in a multidisciplinary team to deliver graduate