Information Science Research Meetings

Information Science research meetings a.k.a Brown Bag meetings primarily focus on improving the quality of scholarly work at the department. They are meant to support faculty and PhD students in their research careers therefore it is open to all faculty and students who wish to share their ideas in the field of Information Science or Library Science. 

The noon Brown Bag meetings on campus will utilize the format of a facilitator opening the meeting with a presentation, followed by a discussion.  Participants are free to bring their lunch/snacks to the on campus meetings.
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (every other Wednesday)
Location: Information Science Multipurpose Room at the UNT Discovery Park Campus

The Research Spotlight Meetings via Zoom will be a 30 minute to one-hour presenter-driven meeting led by an invited speaker with the idea of spotlighting IS research. The speaker and audience will be on Zoom and not on campus. 
Time: 5:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. (every other Wednesday)
Location: Via Zoom

Fall 2019

DATE Time/Location Topic Discussion Leader
4- Sep 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
IS Multipurpose Room
                  Applying for IRB using the Cayuse System Dr. Shobhana Chelliah
11- Sep 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. 
Zoom Meeting
Fostering Workforce Wisdom in a Global Knowledge Economy Dr. Jeff Allen
18 - Sep 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
IS Multipurpose Room
   REU Research in Summer 2019 & Preparing for Academic Year '19-20 Drs. Jiangping Chen & Junhua Ding
2 - Oct 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
IS Multipurpose Room
How to get involved: ASIS&T Malak Khader & Mary Burke
9 - Oct  5:00 - 6:00 P.M. 
Zoom Meeting
Who is Responsible? Age Group Perceptions of Social Media Privacy with PowerPoint Dr. Daniella Smith
16 - Oct 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
IS Multipurpose Room
Video Structure Meaning Dr. Brian O'Connor
23 - Oct 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. 
Zoom Meeting
30 - Oct 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
IS Multipurpose Room
What is an Information Research Problem in Information Science Research? Drs. Shawne Miksa & Bill Moen
6 - Nov 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. 
Zoom Meeting
Construction and Applications of Knowledge Graphs Dr. Junhua Ding & Haihua Chen
13 - Nov 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
IS Multipurpose Room
Social Noise on Social Media Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh, Tara Zimmerman &          Sahar Behpour
20 - Nov 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. 
Zoom Meeting
TBA Dr. Sarah Evans


Spring 2019

DATE Topic Discussion Leader
18-Jan                   A Brief Bibliometric Analysis of Information Science & Library Science Publications in 2018 Dr. Jiangping Chen
25-Jan Finding Research Topics Dr. Jiangping Chen
1-Feb Information Organization and Metadata Research Dr. Oksana Zavalina
8-Feb                  Establishing a User Experience Lab at UNT-COI Dr. Xin Wang

                            Multi-Disciplinary Information Research Symposium (MIRS) -                                       Scholarly communication and abstract writing workshop

                     Call for collaboration: Catapulting the data of today into the environment of tomorrow

MIRS Committee


Chinami McLain

22-Feb Productivity: An Eternal Balance for Scholars Dr. Jeff Allen
1-Mar "Something that feels like a community": The role of personal stories in builidng community-based participatory archives Dr.  Jeonghyun "Annie" Kim and Ana Roeschley
8-Mar When Failure is Success Dr. Daniella Smith
22-Mar Software Engineering Process & Practices for Data Science Dr. Junhua Ding
5-Apr Cybersecurity Research & Updates Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh & Dr. Hsia-Ching "Carrie" Chang
12-Apr Video & Meaning Dr. Brian O'Connor
26-Apr An overview of the 2019 iConference iConference attendees

Fall 2018 

DATE Topic Discussion Leader
14-Sept A Machine Learning Approach for Detecting Groundwater Runo Connectivity Dr. Ding
21-Sept Dynamic capabilities of a smart city: An innovative approach to discovering
urban problems and solutions
Miyong and Habib
5-Oct Mirror with a Memory: Why Did Photography Explode into 19th Century America Dr. O’connor
12-Oct A Typology of Public Knowledge Dr. Miksa
19-Oct Deep Changes in law librarianship 1979 - present time Mary Voegtle
26-Oct Life in the round: Investing intersection between digital world and ethnic minorities in Yunan, China Dr. Ming Zhu and Dr. Yunfei Du 
16-Nov ASIS&T Conference Experience ASIS&T 2019 Attendees
30-Nov ASIST Presentation: The Current State of Data Governance in Higher Education Dr. Chang and Cary Jim
  An Overview of Data Governance, Information Governance and IT Governance  
7-Dec Deep Transfer Learning for Classification Dr. Shuyi Wang