Information Science Research Meetings

The Department of 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 Ph.D. 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, Library Science or Data Science. 

The Brown Bag meetings will be held online on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (CT) via Zoom.
A facilitator(s) will open the meeting with a presentation, followed by a discussion.  These meetings are designed to teach and encourage discussion.
 

Fall 2021

 

DATE TIME/LOCATION TOPIC DISCUSSION LEADER(S)
25 - Aug 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
     Fall 2021 Brown Bag Kick-off Dr. Jiangping Chen
1 - Sep 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
IR-TREC and SIGIR Proceeding Analysis Haihua Chen and Huyen Nguyen
8 - Sep 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
Deep Thinking on Information Science Dr. Shawne Miksa
15 - Sep 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
Collaborative Research Process
Dr. Jeff Allen
22 - Sep 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
Finding Common Ground: Tips for Working Across Disciplines Dr. Sarah Evans
6 - Oct 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
An Optimization Method for Quiescience in Aspiration Negamax Alpha-Beta Search Dr. Stephen Wheeler
13 - Oct 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
Reconceptualizing Computational Thinking: From Computer Science to Information Science   Dr. Jennifer Moore
20 - Oct 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
Prediction of Concrete Bridge Deck Conditions based on Climate and Weather Data in Addition to Bridge Data: Five States as a Case study Fariba Fard, Dr. Junhua Ding, Dr. Zhenhua Huang, Sai Supriya Vadla
27 - Oct 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
The Impact of Misinformation and Social Noise on the Original Intended Message: BLM as a Case Study Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh, Nayana Pampapura, Manar Alsaid
3 - Nov 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
I Need Data. What Do I Do? Dr. Daniella Smith
10 - Nov 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
Research on Metadata in Digital Repositories Dr. Oksana Zavalina
17 - Nov 12:00 1:00 P.M. Construction and Evaluation of High Quality Corpus for Legal Intelligence using Semi-automated Approaches Dr. Junhua Ding and Haihua Chen

Spring 2021

 

DATE TIME/LOCATION TOPIC DISCUSSION LEADER(S)
20 - Jan 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
     Spring 2021 Brown Bag Kick-off Dr. Jiangping Chen
27 - Jan 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
Article Submission Process Dr. Jeff Allen
3 - Feb 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
Leveraging Geographical Disparities of Socio-economic Factors to Predict Vulnerable Teenagers to Teen Birth: Chicago as a Case Study Fariba Fard
10 - Feb 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
DIS Research Roadmap
Jiangping Chen
24 - Feb 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
Multi-Disciplinary Information Research Symposium (MIRS) 2021 Malak Khader and Mary Burke
3 - Mar 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
Computational Methods to Identify Informative Communications in Social Networks During Crisis Dr. Lingzi Hong
10 - Mar 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
Preparing for Faculty Interviews Dr. Daniella Smith
17 - Mar 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
The Promises, Perils, and Payoffs of Research in the Public Library Setting   Dr. Sarah Evans
24 - Mar 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
Proximity & Anecdata: Constructing an Expanded Model of Information Access Dr. Brian O'Connor
31 - Mar 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
Information Diffusion across Boundaries Dr. Lingzi Hong
7 - Apr 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
Course Paper to Journal Article Dr. Jeff Allen
14 - Apr 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
 
Characteristics of YouTube Videos Regarding College Students' Mental Health and their Relationship to User Engagement Dr. Heejun Kim

Fall 2020

 

DATE TIME/LOCATION TOPIC DISCUSSION LEADER(S)
16 -Sep 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Zoom Meeting
     Fall 2020 Brown Bag Kick-off Dr. Jiangping Chen
23 - Sep 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Zoom Meeting
The Ph.D. Journey: Research and Publications LeAnn Boyce
30 -  Sep 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Zoom Meeting
 
Understanding Sensory Neural Processing Through Efficient Coding Principles  Dr. Mark Albert, Sahar Behpour
7 - Oct 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Zoom Meeting
Information Quality Improvement and Evaluation for Building High Performance Machine Learning Systems Haihua Chen, Dr. Junhua Ding
14 - Oct 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Zoom Meeting
UNT ASIS&T Student Chapter Malak Khader
21 - Oct 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Zoom Meeting
 Preparing for Data Literacy Leadership:
An IMLS Grant Implementation Experience
 Drs. Daniella Smith and Barbara Schultz-Jones
28 - Oct 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Zoom Meeting
 Mental Health Information Seeking Behavior among College Students: A Systematic Review Dr. Jiangping Chen and Xiaoyu (Monica) Zhang
4 - Nov 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Zoom Meeting
COVID-19 Misinformation and Social Noise Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh, Tara Zimmerman, Nayana Pampapura Madali, Manar Alsaid
11 - Nov 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Zoom Meeting
Application of Data Mining to Social Media Data Dr. Heejun Kim  
18 - Nov 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Zoom Meeting
Data Science in Signal Processing: From Particle Accelerators to Inertial Sensors, Video, and Audio processing Dr. Ting Xiao

Spring 2020

 

DATE TIME/LOCATION TOPIC DISCUSSION LEADER(S)
22 - Jan 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
IS Multipurpose Room
     Doctoral Student Meet & Greet Drs. Daniella Smith & Jiangping Chen
29 - Jan 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. 
Zoom Meeting
            Digital Scholarship – Creating your Online Identity Dr. Jeff Allen
5 -  Feb 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
IS Multipurpose Room
 
   Information Behavior Research Landscape Dr. Jiangping Chen, Liuxing Lu, & Yu Shi
12 - Feb 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. 
Zoom Meeting
Accepted. Now What? Celenia Graves, Lidia Aviso, & Melissa Vang
19 - Feb 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
IS Multipurpose Room
Creating a Research Agenda: Advice for Early Career Scholars Jeff Allen
26 - Feb 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. 
Zoom Meeting
Introduction to the IRB UNT Office of Research Integrity and Compliance Staff
4 - Mar 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
IS Multipurpose Room
Entering the Field – Ethnographic Methods Dr. Sarah Evans
18 - Mar 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. 
Zoom Meeting
Navigating Cayuse IRB UNT Office of Research Integrity and Compliance Staff
1 - Apr 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
IS Multipurpose Room
A Literature Review on Web Archiving Dr. Xin Wang, James Faulker, and Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh
8 - Apr 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. 
Zoom Meeting
Scholarship that Crosses Boundaries: the road to an interdisciplinary research agenda Dr. Maurice Wheeler
30 - Apr 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. 
Zoom Meeting
ASIS&T Student Chapter & Professional Involvement Malak Khader & Mary Burke

 

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
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
Embodied Values, Contextualized Literacies, and Developing Identities with Adolescents in the Public Library 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
15-Feb

                            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 building 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