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Jin Ha Lee

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Associate Professor, MLIS Program Chair
Office: Mary Gates Hall 330Y-2
Phone: 206.685.0153
Fax: 206.616.3152

Specialization

  • Metadata
  • Music and Multimedia Information Retrieval
  • User Studies

Current Quarter Teaching

  • LIS 530 - Organization of information and resources
  • INSC 565 - Teaching practicum i
  • INSC 600 - Independent study or research
  • INSC 800 - Doctoral dissertation

Biography

Jin Ha Lee is an Associate Professor and the MLIS Program Chair at the Information School in University of Washington, and the director of the GAMER (GAME Research) Group. Her research interests include: music, game, and multimedia information seeking and retrieval, information organization and access, and knowledge representation. The GAMER Group explores new ideas and approaches for organizing and providing access to video games and interactive media, understanding user behavior related to video games, and using video games for informal learning. She is a recipient of the Fulbright Award for Graduate Study as well as the Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Award and the Berner-Nash Memorial Award for her dissertation research, “Analysis of Information Features in Natural Language Queries for Music Information Retrieval: Use Patterns and Accuracy.” She holds an M.S. (2002) and a Ph.D. (2008) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Education

  • Ph D, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2008
  • MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2002
  • BA, Library and Information Science, Ewha Womans University, 2000

Awards

  • Nominated for the Most Interesting Preliminary Paper Award - iConference, 2017
  • WiMIR (Women in Music Information Retrieval) Award - Smule, Shazam, 2016
  • PROF Award - University of Washington Information School, 2014
  • Nominated for PROF Award - University of Washington Information School, 2012
  • Nominated for the Vannevar Bush Best Paper Award - ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 2012
  • Berner-Nash Memorial Award - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
  • Beta Phi Mu - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
  • Graduate School of Library and Information Science Fellowship - GSLIS, UIUC, 2008
  • Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Award - ALISE, 2007
  • List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
  • ISMIR (International Society for Music Information Retrieval) 2002 Scholarship - ISMIR, 2002
  • Phi Kappa Phi - ISMIR, 2002
  • Fulbright Scholarship for Graduate Study - Institute of International Education, 2000

Consulting and Other Projects

  • UCSC / Stanford Game Metadata and Citation Advisory Panel (Academic), 2013

Memberships

  • American Library Association
  • American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • International Society for Music Information Retrieval
  • Korea Society for Information Management

Areas of Expertise

Publications and Contributions

Presentations

  • "Analyzing Anime Users' Online Forum Queries" (2017)
    Joint Conferences on Digital Libraries 2017
  • "More Than Form and Function: Developing a Design Course for Graduate Library Education" (2017)
    ALISE 2017
  • "A look at the cloud from both sides now: An analysis of cloud music service usage" (2016)
    International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2016)
  • "Elucidating user behavior in music services through persona and gender" (2016)
    International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2016)
  • "Masters of Library and Information Studies orientation" (2016)
    Panel at University of Washington - iSchool
  • "Media Format Matters: Users' Perceptions of Physical versus Digital Games" (2016)
    Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST 2016)
  • "Video Game Metadata Schema" (2016)
    UW-SNU Seminar, Graduate School of Convergence Science & Technology, Seoul National University
  • "WiMIR: An informetric study on women authors in ISMIR" (2016)
    International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2016)
  • "Video game research at the iSchool" (2015)
    Invited panel at University of Washington – Information School
  • "A cross-cultural study on the mood of K-POP songs" (2014)
    ISMIR - International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference
  • "MIREX Grand Challenge 2014: User Experience" (2014)
    ISMIR - International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference
  • "Music information behaviors and system preferences of university students in Hong Kong" (2014)
    ISMIR - International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference
  • "Ten Years of MIREX (Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange): Reflections, Challenges and Opportunities" (2014)
    ISMIR - International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference
  • "Pretty as a pixel: Issues and challenges in developing a controlled vocabulary for video game visual styles" (2013)
    ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
  • "User-centered approach in creating a metadata schema for video games and interactive media" (2013)
    ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
  • "What exactly is an ?action-adventure? game, anyway?: Providing intelligent access to video games" (2013)
    ALA Midwinter 2013
  • "Generating ground truth for music mood classification using Mechanical Turk" (2012)
    ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
  • "Music Information Retrieval" (2012)
    UW-KAIST Seminar
  • "Playing with information: information work in online gaming environments" (2012)
    iConference
  • "What does music mood mean for real users?" (2012)
    iConference
  • "How similar is too similar?" Exploring users' perceptions of similarity in playlist evaluation (2011)
    ISMIR - International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference
  • "Thinking inside the XBox: Elements of information organization in video games" (2011)
    iConference
  • "An analysis of ISMIR proceedings: Patterns of authorship, topic, and citation" (2009)
    ISMIR - International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference
  • "Analysis of information features in natural language queries for music information retrieval: Use patterns and accuracy" (2007)
    ALISE Annual Conference
  • "Evalutron 6000: collecting music relevance judgments" (2007)
    ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
  • "How incorrect information delivers correct search results: A pragmatic analysis of queries" (2007)
    ASIS&T - Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
  • "Preliminary analyses of information features provided by users for identifying music" (2007)
    ISMIR - International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference
  • "Factors affecting the response rates of real-life MIR queries" (2006)
    ISMIR - International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference
  • "Known-item searching: Variations on a concept" (2006)
    ASIS&T - Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
  • "Challenges in cross-cultural/multilingual music information seeking" (2005)
    ISMIR - International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference
  • "Survey of music information needs, uses, and seeking behaviours: Preliminary finding" (2004)
    ISMIR - International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference
  • "Music representation systems" (2003)
    Extreme Markup Languages 2003