Postdoctoral Fellowship: Decision making for sustainable design in software systems

At the University of Toronto, a postdoctoral position is available for one year. The successful applicant will join the research group led by Prof. Christoph Becker in studying decision making in software and information systems design and development and developing approaches for sustainable design in software & information systems practice. The desired start date is […]

Values in Computing, Connecting the Bits.

Please join us at 4pm on May 10, 2018 for a DCI Lecture in BL 417 (Bissell building, 4th floor) by this year’s Fellow at the DCI, Dr. Marie Ferrario from the University of Lancaster! Values in Computing, Connecting the Bits. As we watch digital technology unleashing its power on personal, social and organizational aspects of human life, we […]

Book Workshop: Statistics, Knowledge Production and Capitalism

Justin Joque, University of Michigan (presenting) John Cheney-Lippold, University of Michigan The DCI is pleased to host a book workshop on May 2. The event is free, everyone is welcome, but please RSVP (see below)! Workshop description Our finances, politics, media, opportunities, information, shopping and knowledge production are all mediated through statistics and related machine-learning techniques. […]

Call for Applications: Fellowship at the Digital Curation Institute

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 […]

Prof. Cecilia Aragon: “The Hearts and Minds of Data Science”

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.

Abstract:

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.

Bio:
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

 

McLuhan Centenary Fellowship in Digital Sustainability awarded to Dr. Maria Angela Ferrario

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 to a Fellowship in Digital Sustainability

  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 […]

How are Web Archives Made and Used? A report and discussion on work in progress at the DCI

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 […]

Panel Announcement: Studying the Past Through Technology

The Digital Curation Institute is pleased to announce a panel discussion on Thursday, March 2nd at 4pm in Bissell Room 507. All are welcome, and light refreshments will be provided. This panel, “Studying the Past Through Technology: An Interdisciplinary Roundtable,” brings diverse perspectives to bear on the question of how we can study the past […]

Computational Archival Science Workshop (Part 2) – Studying User Perspectives and Archives in Use

The previous post on the Computational Archival Science workshop at IEEE Big Data 2016 focused on the papers that discussed appraisal and arrangement & description. Here I’ll discuss three papers, including our own, that focus on the researchers who use the archives. “Mining and Analysing One Billion Requests to Linguistic Services” by Büchler et al. […]