Showing posts from August, 2022

2022-08-25: Seven WS-DL Classes Offered for Fall 2022

Image Seven courses from the Web Science and Digital Libraries ( WS-DL ) Group will be offered in Fall 2022.  The classes will be a mixture of on-line, f2f, and hybrid.  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 431/531 Web Server Design , Dr. Sawood Alam , Wednesdays, 4:20-7 Topics : HTTP, REST (Representational State Transfer), HATEOAS  CS 432/532 Web Science , Dr. Faryaneh Poursardar , asynchronous  Topics : Python, R, D3, ML, and IR.   CS 620 Intro to Data Science & Analytics , Dr. Sampath Jayarathna , Web, Thursdays, 5:45-7 Topics : Python, Pandas, NumPy, NoSQL, Data Wrangling, ML, Colab. CS 625 Data Visualization , Dr.  Faryaneh Poursardar ,  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:45, and 1:30-2:45  Topics : Tableau, R, Vega-Lite, Observable, Markdown, OpenRefine, data cleaning, visual perception, visualization design, explorat

2022-08-19: Disinformation Detection and Analytics REU Program - Final Summer Presentations

Mentors and Mentees at ODU CS REU Program Final Presentations The Web Science & Digital Libraries Research Group ( @WebSciDL ) within the Old Dominion University Department of Computer Science ( @oducs ), a 2022 National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in Disinformation Detection and Analytics, invited several students to participate in research as a part of a 10 week summer internship program .  The eight students, who previously briefed their mid-summer progress , gave final presentations of their research on Thursday, August 4, 2022.  Their mentors, other faculty members, and students in the CS department joined the final presentation session in person and virtually to learn more about their research outcomes.   Being present in the building came with a few perks to include pineapple pizza. Our @oducsreu 2022 cohort is presenting their final project work today August 04, 1-4pm, Tune into #oducsreu for live tweeting of the presenta

2022-08-17: Collaborative Study Highlighting the Importance of Web Ads Funded by IMLS

Drexel CCI and ODU WS-DL will be collaborating in an IMLS-funded project to study web advertisments.       We are pleased to announce that a new collaboration between Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics and the ODU Web Science and Digital Libraries (WS-DL) Research Group has been funded by the Institute of Library and Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the amount of $149,479. The two-year project, "Saving Ads: Assessing and Improving Web Archives' Holdings of Online Advertisements" is led by WS-DL alumnus Mat Kelly with WS-DL's Michael L. Nelson and Michele C. Weigle and Drexel CCI's Alex Poole as co-investigators. This work will focus on the preservation of online advertisements in the past and help to inform methods going forward. Online ads have a similar, if not great cultural significance as print advertisements. For example, embedded ads for masks since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring 2020 depict social n

2022-08-04: Web Archiving in Popular Media II: User Tasks of Journalists

Figure 1: The two most common goals for journalists who use web archives as evidence in their articles is to view unavailable pages and to view page content change over time. Different groups of users collectively have different levels of understanding about web archives. In a previous post from 2016, Web Archiving in Popular Media , Scott Ainsworth demonstrated the emergence of web archives as evidence in journalism. The list of news articles that he presented as examples was a novel contribution at that time. Users with a strong mental model for the past web could benefit from advanced web archives features such as full-text search. What is the current mental model for web archives held by journalists, and how do web archives help journalists? Collecting Articles that Reference Web Archives In " Where'd it Go? " (2007), Teevan analyzed a set of web pages that were collected from a phrase search with the goal of understanding user behavior about re-finding [1]. By searc

2022-08-03: Ernst Strüngmann Forum on Digital Ethology Trip Report

From July 24-29, 2022, I had the honor of participating in the Ernst Strüngmann Forum on Digital Ethology , held in Frankfurt, Germany at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) on the campus of Goethe University . (This was a reschedule of an event that was originally planned to take place in Fall 2020.) Julia Lupp, Director of the Ernst Strüngmann Forum , describes these events as more of an "intellectual retreat" than a conference. Typically, about 40 scholars and experts from various fields are invited to spend a week in discussions around various aspects of a common topic. Results of the discussions are later published in book form (and online) by MIT Press through the Strüngmann Forum Reports . The forum on Digital Ethology was chaired by Tomáš Paus  and Hye-Chung Kum . The aim of the forum was to "explore how digital ethology — the study of human behavior as captured by its digital footprint — can be used to quantify the human environment and facilita