Showing posts from March, 2023

2023-03-29: A Summary of Misinformation & Disinformation Workshop at Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University library organized a workshop on Misinformation and Disinformation  (see video and presentation slides added in this blog) on Feb 23, 2023. It was two hours workshop session led by six professors, including Dr. Jian Wu , Dr. Sampath Jayarathna , Dr. Michele Weigle , Dr. Faryaneh Poursardar , Dr. Vikas Ashok , and Dr. Yi He from the department of Computer Science (CS). The workshop had more than 50 participants, including online and in-person. Each professor presented their research on Misinformation and Disinformation during this workshop. This blog will briefly summarize the workshop on various research projects on this topic. Misinformation and Disinformation Workshop (Credit: Himarsha R. Jayanetti ) Our "How are Misinformation & Disinformation related to you?" panel was last Thursday and it was excellent!! Thanks to everyone who attended in person and online. 💙📝 In case you missed it, check it out here: pic.twitter.

2023-03-16: My journey to ODU WS-DL Group

  My name is Brian Llinás , and I joined the Web Science and Digital Libraries (WS-DL) research group at Old Dominion University  (ODU) as a Ph.D. student in the Spring of 2023 (my first year), supervised by Dr. Michael Nelson. Recently I received my bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering at Universidad del Norte (UniNorte), Barranquilla, Colombia. I have been involved in research academic life for the last two years. I started working with some professors from the College of Industrial Engineering at UniNorte on research topics such as Operation Research, Humanitarian Logistics, Simulation & Transportation, and Machine Learning. Still, I developed more affinity with Machine Learning, Data Science, and everything related to statistics and data. My significant research experience in Colombia was working with the SIMAS-UN research group at UniNorte, which is part of the  Storymodelers  Lab in the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC). SIMAS-UN has a res