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Rosina Weber

Associate Professor

Information Science

Dr. Weber's main research interests are in data and knowledge analytics, particularly textual and predictive analytics, engineering knowledge from text, context, structured data, metadata, and humans for various knowledge tasks in intelligent systems (e.g., conversational, recommender) using intelligent methods such as case-based reasoning, neural networks, information extraction, natural language understanding, and genetic algorithms. Some of her domains of interest are knowledge management, scientometrics, software engineering, finance, military operations, law, and health sciences. Her background is in engineering and management, and her professional experience includes analysis and design of information systems and corporate finance. 

Education

  • Doctorate in Production Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, 1998 in a “sandwich” program with the Department of Industrial & Management Systems at the University of South Florida
  • Master’s in Production Engineering (Operations Research), Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Research/Teaching Interests

Case-based reasoning, machine learning, textual analytics, natural language understanding, predictive analytics, technological aspects of knowledge management, project management, and requirements engineering.

Select Publications

  • Weber, R. O. Objectivistic Knowledge Artifacts. Program, to appear.
  • Black, A. E. & Weber, R. O. Introducing Supplemental Context for Word Sense Disambiguation. ICTAI 2016: The annual IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence. November 2016. IEEE.
  • Duarte, K., Weber, R. O., Pacheco, R.C.S.: Purpose-oriented metrics to assess researcher quality. In 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (STI2016). Valencia, Spain. (2016)
  • Ceci, F., Weber, R. O., Goncalvez, A., & Pacheco, R. (2015). Adapting Sentiments with Context. In Mirjam Minor and E Huellermeyer (Eds.): ICCBR 2015, pp. 44-59. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Richter, Michael M. and Weber, Rosina O. (2013). Case-Based Reasoning: a Textbook. Springer-Verlag: Berlin Heidelberg. http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783642401664
  • Gunawardena, S., Weber R.O., Stoyanovich, J. (2013) Learning Feature Weights from Positive Cases. In S J Delany and S J Ontañón (Eds.): ICCBR 2013, LNAI 7969, pp. 134–148.  Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. http://hdl.handle.net/1860/4150
  • Weber, R. and Gunawardena, S. (2011). Representing Scientific Knowledge. Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 6 - 8 November.
  • Gunawardena, S., Weber, R., & Agosto, D. E. (2010). Finding that Special Someone: Modeling Collaboration in an Academic Context. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 51(4). Winner of the 2010 ALISE Best Paper Award.
  • Weber, R. O. (2006). Fuzzy Set Theory and Uncertainty in Case-Based Reasoning. Engineering Intelligent Systems, 14(3), 121-136.
  • Weber, R. O., Ashley, K., & Brüninghaus, S. (2005). Textual Case-Based Reasoning. Knowledge Engineering Review, 20(3), 255–260.
  • Althoff, K.-D., & Weber, R. O. (2005). Knowledge Management in Case-Based Reasoning. Knowledge Engineering Review, 20(3), 305–310.
  • Weber, R., & Aha, D. W. (2003). Intelligent Delivery of Military Lessons Learned. Decision Support Systems, 34(3), 287–304.
  • Weber, R., Aha, D. W., & Becerra-Fernandez, I. (2001). Intelligent Lessons Learned Systems. Expert Systems with Applications, 20(1), 17–34.

Grant Awards

  • Knowledge Management, Transfer, and Learning, for the Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA), Sep 2005-Aug 2010. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security and Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of US $679,272.
  • Case-based reasoning for Software Testing, Dec 2002-Sep 2003. Funded by the National Institute for Systems Test and Productivity (NISTP) at the University of South Florida under the USA Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command grant no. N00039-02-C-3244, for 2130 032 L0, 2002, in the amount of US $78,000.
  • Managing Knowledge in the CI-Tool, Oct 2003-Sep 2004. Funded by the National Institute for Systems Test and Productivity (NISTP) at the University of South Florida under the USA Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command grant no. N00039-02-C-3244, for 2130 032 L0, 2002, in the amount of US $93,681.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2010 ALISE Best Paper Award.  Finding that Special Someone: Modeling Collaboration in an Academic Context. Gunawardena, S., Weber, R., & Agosto, D. E. (2010).