The Digital Curation Institute (DCI) at the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto is an interdisciplinary research unit led by Prof. Christoph Becker. It unites leading researchers in digital curation in a broad, inclusive perspective on the field, with the aim to provide a vibrant space of investigation, exchange and discussion (http://dci.ischool.utoronto.ca). The […]
Please join us at 4pm on September 21, 2017 for a DCI Lecture in BL 728 (Bissell building, 7th floor) by Prof. Cecilia Aragon from the University of Washington.
Extraordinary advances in our ability to acquire and generate data are transforming the fundamental nature of discovery across domains. Much of the research in the field of data science has focused on automated methods of analyzing data such as machine learning and new database techniques. However, the human aspects of data science, including how to maximize scientific creativity and human insight, how to address ethical concerns, and the consideration of societal impacts, are vital to the future of data science. Human-centered data science is a necessary part of the success of 21st century discovery. I will discuss promising research in this area, describe ongoing initiatives at the UW eScience Institute, and speculate upon future directions for data science.
Cecilia Aragon is a Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, Senior Data Science Fellow at the eScience Institute, and Director of the Human Centered Data Science Lab at the University of Washington in Seattle, US. She earned her Ph.D. in computer science from UC Berkeley in 2004. Her research focuses on human-centered data science, an emerging field at the intersection of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) and the statistical and computational techniques of data science. She has published over 200 papers in the areas of HCI, CSCW, data science, visual analytics, machine learning, and astrophysics. In 2008, she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the US government on outstanding scientists in the early stages of their careers.
Lab website: https://depts.washington.edu/hdsl/
Faculty website: http://faculty.washington.edu/aragon
We are delighted to share the news that the second Marshall McLuhan Centenary Fellowship in Digital Sustainability, 2017-2018, will be awarded to Maria Angela Ferrario, Lecturer in Digital Technology and Environmental Change at the School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, UK. Maria Angela is a digital innovation specialist with a background in computer science, […]
Call for Applications: The Marshall McLuhan Centenary Fellowship in Digital Sustainability at the Digital Curation Institute The DCI is calling for applications for a one-year funded Fellowship in the area of ‘digital sustainability’. Applications are due by Mar 15, 2017 (see below). Sustainability – the capacity to endure – has become a crucial concern […]
The DCI invites anyone interested to join us for an informal presentation of our ongoing work with the Marshall McLuhan Centenary Fellow in Digital Sustainability, Ian Milligan, on Thursday February 9 from 12-1 in BL 417. We’ll have a few refreshments and are happy to extend the discussion afterwards. Prof. Ian Milligan, PhD student Emily Maemura […]
Do you want to use computational techniques in your research? Want to learn the basics of programming in a supportive, inclusive, and hands-on environment? Want to not spend a dollar? On January 26 and 2007, the Digital Curation Institute in collaboration with Software Carpentry will host a free two-day workshop that will teach basic computing […]
We are delighted to share the news that the inaugural Marshall McLuhan Centenary Fellowship in Digital Sustainability will be awarded to Prof. Ian Milligan, assistant professor of digital and Canadian history at the University of Waterloo. Between July 2016 and June 2017, Prof. Milligan will be collaborating with researchers at the DCI, visiting the DCI and the iSchool […]
One of our articles just received a Highly Commended Award from the Emerald Literati Network: Christoph Becker, Luis Faria, Kresimir Duretec (2015). Scalable decision support for digital preservation: an assessment, OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 31 Iss: 1, pp.11 – 34 [link] [pdf] This follows last year’s “Highly Commended” award for the […]
Community Maps and Engagement: Lessons from designing a “Green Map” Dawn Walker Time and place: Semaphore Demo Room, Robarts first floor (1150), Tuesday, April 19, 9.30am With the increase in urban agriculture and environmental groups focused on addressing pressing issues they see in their communities, the opportunity exists to better understand what technical barriers individuals face […]
Call for Applications: The Marshall McLuhan Centenary Fellowship in Digital Sustainability at the Digital Curation Institute The DCI is calling for applications for a one-year funded Fellowship in the area of ‘digital sustainability’. Applications are due by April 20, 2016 (see below). Sustainability – the capacity to endure – has become a crucial concern of our data-intensive […]