Drexel CCI Faculty and Student Research Featured at ASIS&T 2019

Next week, Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) faculty and students will participate in the 82nd annual Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting (Oct. 19 to 23) in Melbourne, Australia.

Assistant Professor of Information Science Tim Gorichanaz, PhD will present during the following sessions, including a session on his award-winning doctoral dissertation:

  • Workshop: Re-Envisioning the Impact and Engagement of Information Behavior Research (USE)
    Time: 19/Oct/2019: 2:00pm-6:00pm

    The 19th Annual SIG-USE Research Workshop focuses on the impact and engagement of information behavior research. This workshop provides an opportunity for researchers, students, faculty, and information professionals who are interested in information behavior and practice research to discuss the impact of that work, particularly the translation of findings and discussions into professional practice in today’s “anyone, anywhere, anytime” information environment.
  • Paper: Paper Session 17A: AWARD WINNING STUDENT PAPER SESSION – “Understanding Self-Documentation”
    Date/Time: Oct. 22, 2019, 10:00am-10:30am 

    Self-documentation is requisite in modern society, and the self-portrait is an illuminating genre of self-document. This presentation summarizes Gorichanaz’ work of his doctoral dissertation, in which he examined the self-portrait both conceptually and empirically through the lens of document theory, information behavior, and philosophy of information.
  • Alternative Event: Does Information Science Need History and Foundations?
    Date/Time: Oct. 22, 2019, 2:00pm-3:30pm

    This is an Alternative Event: As ASIS&T looks to the future, all members of the community are invited to contribute to a shared vision for information science. As a program of the SIG for History and Foundations (SIG-HFIS), this alternative event focuses on developing a vision for conceptual, philosophical, theoretical and historical work in information science.

PhD in Information Science student Jiangen He will present during the following session:

In addition, the research of Information Science Professor Il-Yeol Song, PhD on data science education will be presented during the following panel:

  • Panel: Data Science Education in the iSchool Context
    Date/Time: Oct. 22, 2019, 9:00am-10:30am

    The Data Science (DS) has grown in depth, breadth, and relevance in recent years as a prominent multidisciplinary field. iSchools have been among many contributing units in DS education; however, the question remains as to what unique characteristics and core curricula iSchools can best fit in and provide in the DS education landscape. This panel presents the iSchool Data Science Curriculum Committee (iDSCC)’s initiatives to address this question and report on related progress. It will also engage discussion with and seek input from the conference audience in an effort to uncover additional input on the unique characteristics of DS education in the iSchool context and core DS curriculum for iSchools.
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