Affiliate Positions

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Washington Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Washington Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)

Specializations

  • AI
  • Search and Recommender Systems
  • Machine Learning

Courses

  • IMT 589 - Special Topics In Information Management
  • INSC 578 - Research Seminar

Biography

Chirag Shah is Professor in Information School (iSchool) at University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. He is also Adjunct Professor with Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering as well as Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE). He is the Founding Director for InfoSeeking Lab and Founding Co-Director of Center for Responsibility in AI Systems & Experiences (RAISE). He works in the area of intelligent information access systems, focusing on task-oriented search, proactive recommendations, and conversational systems. He is also engaged in work with generative AI, specifically in information access and image classification problems. In addition to creating AI-driven information access systems that provide more personalized reactive and proactive recommendations, he is also focusing on making such systems transparent, fair, and free of biases.

Shah is a Distinguished Member of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) as well as Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). He is the recipient of 2019 Microsoft BCS/IRSG Karen Spärck Jones Award. He has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles and authored seven books, including text books on data science and machine learning.

He is very selectively looking for new students in his lab and center with strong background and interest in generative AI, large language models in search and recommendation, and bias and fairness in information access systems.

Education

  • Ph D, Information Science, University of North Carolina, 2010
  • MS, Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, 2006
  • MTech, Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 2002
  • BE, Computer Engineering, Dharamsinh Desai Institute of Technology, 2000

Awards

  • AAHSL/GIR Nina Matheson Lecture - Association of Academic Health Sciences Librarians (AAHSL), 2023
  • Outstanding Contributions to Information Behavior Research Award - SIG USE, 2023
  • ACM Distinguished Member Inductee - ACM, 2022
  • IEEE Senior Member Inductee - IEEE, 2022
  • Distinguished Member Inductee - ASIS&T, 2021
  • Karen Spärck Jones Award - British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group and the British Computer Society, 2020-2020
  • Best Paper Award - Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), 2019
  • Chancellor’s Scholar Award - Rutgers University, 2017
  • Best Student Paper Award - ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 2016-2016
  • James M. Cretsos Leadership Award - Association of Information Science and Technology, 2013
  • SIG USE Best Poster Award - ASIS&T 2013, 2013
  • Department of Library and Information Science Distinguished Achievement in Research Award, 2012
  • Best Paper award in Political Communication category - International Communication Association annual conference, 2011
  • Nomination (on competitive basis) for Microsoft Faculty Fellow - Rutgers University, 2011
  • Best Political Science Software Award to ContextMiner - American Political Science Association, 2010
  • 3rd prize for a paper - “YouTube and the 2008 Elections Cycle” conference, 2009
  • Award for interdisciplinary conference travel - SIG USE, 2009
  • Student travel grant to attend CHI 2009 at Boston - Microsoft Research, 2009
  • Best Paper Award - SIGIR 2008, 2008
  • Student travel grant to attend JCDL 2008 at Pittsburgh - ACM, 2008
  • Student travel grant to attend SIGIR 2008 at Singapore - ACM and Google, 2008
  • Lester Asheim Merit-based Fellowship - School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006-2007
  • Student travel grant to attend SIGIR 2007 at Amsterdam, the Netherlands - ACM, 2007
  • Student travel grant to attend SIGIR 2004 at Sheffield, United Kingdom - ACM, 2004
  • 3rd prize in IEEE Region 10 Student Paper Contest - IEEE, 2002
  • Travel grant for attending ICASSP 2001 at Salt Lake City, Utah - IIT Madras Alumni Association at USA and IEEE, 2001
  • Best Student Paper award in regional paper contest - IEEE, 1999
  • 2nd prize at national level in student paper contest, 1997
  • Best Student Paper award - Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, 1997
  • Prime Minister Award for outstanding academic achievement, 1995
  • 2nd in State Board Exam, Gujarat, India, 1994
  • Golden Boy of School award, 1993
  • Amazon Research Award - AWS, 2023

Consulting and Other Projects

  • Getty Images, Seattle, WA, 2021
  • Microsoft (MSR) AI, Redmond, WA, 2020
  • Amazon, Seattle, WA, 2019
  • Spotify, 2018
  • United Nations Data Analytics Group, 2016

Memberships

  • Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST)
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • New Jersey chapter of Association for Information Science & Technology (NJ ASIST)
  • Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST)
  • Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) Student Branch at Nadiad, India

Publications and Contributions

Presentations

  • Proactive Conversational Agents in Post-ChatGPT World (2024)
    ACM SIGIR Conference - Taipei, Taiwan
  • AI for Information Access: How Do We Do It Responsibly? (2024)
    ASIS&T South Asia Chapter - Virtual
  • AI Promises, Perils, and Potential Paths (2024)
    Washington Appellate Courts - Seattle, WA
  • Are We Ready for What AI Could and Would Do? (2024)
    Public Relations Society of America - Virtual
  • Positioning as an AI Expert, Researcher, and Developer (2024)
    National Courts and Sciences Institute (NCSI) - Washington, D.C.
  • The AI Frontier: Unveiling the Risks and Rewards (2024)
    Companis - Virtual
  • AI and the Dilemma of Human Centered Research (2023)
    SIG-USE 2023 23rd Annual Research Symposium at ASIST 2023: The Evolving Nature of the Human Side of Information Research - Virtual
  • AI Hopes, Hypes, and Horrors (2023)
    Columbus Metropolitan Library - Ohio, United States
  • AI Hopes, Hypes, and Horrors: How Do We Do This Right? (2023)
    AAHSL/GIR Nina Matheson Lecture - Seattle, WA
  • AI-Driven Information Access: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (2023)
    ASIS&T Asia Pacific Conference - Beijing
  • AI: Bridging the Gap between Excited and Scared (2023)
    San Francisco Public Library - San Francisco, CA
  • Artificial Intelligence: Bridging the Gap between Excited and Scared (2023)
    Urban Libraries Council CEO Roundtable - New York, NY
  • Bringing Explainability and Transparency in Recommender Systems (2023)
    Indeed.com - Seattle, WA
  • Bringing Fairness by Mitigating Bias in Information Access Systems (2023)
    AirBnb - Seattle, WA
  • Challenges and Opportunities with Generative AI for Information Access (2023)
    Inclusive Product Management Summit, Foster School of Business - Seattle, WA
  • Data and Model Biases in Information Access (2023)
    Gates Foundation - Seattle, WA
  • Generative AI and the Future of Information Access (2023)
    CIKM '23: The 32nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management - Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Generative AI and the Future of Information Access (2023)
    Pacific NW Gigapop - Seattle, WA
  • LLMs: A Lesson in Best Practice for Effective Prompts, Addressing Limitations, and Counteracting Bias (2023)
    UW Tri-Campus HR Institute - Seattle, UW
  • Promises, Potentials, and Perils of Generative AI (2023)
    U.S. General Services Administration - United States
  • Publishing at ASIS&T: Ask the Editors of JASIST, ARIST, and Information Matters (2023)
    86th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology - Novotel London West, London, UK
  • Taking Search to Task (2023)
    ACM CHIIR 2023 Conference - Austin, TX
  • Task Focused IR in the Era of Generative AI (2023)
    1st ACM MMIR Workshop on Deep Multimodal Learning for Information Retrieval - Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Tutorial on Proactive Conversational Agents (2023)
    ACM WSDM Conference - Singapore
  • What does Fairness in Information Access Mean and Can We Achieve It? (2023)
    NUS Symposium on Search and Data Mining (NSSDM) - Singapore
  • Algorithmic Information Access is the New Smoking (2022)
    North East Chapter of ASIS&T (NEASIS&T) Summit on "With Great Power: AI and Equity" - USA
  • Bias, Fairness, and Transparency in Search and Recommender Systems (2022)
    Conference on Applied Research - Santiago, Chile (Virtual)
  • Can Large Scale Information Access Systems Be Made Fair, Unbiased, and Transparent? (2022)
    UW eScience Institute - Seattle, Washington (Virtual)
  • Delving into Data Science Methods in Response to the COVID-19 Infodemic (SIG-SM) (2022)
    2022 ASIS&T Annual Meeting - Pittsburgh, PA
  • From Responsible AI to Responsibility in AI: Fairness and Transparency in Information Access (2022)
    University of Michigan School of Information - Virtual
  • Leveraging user interaction signals and task state information in adaptively optimizing usefulness-oriented search sessions (2022)
    ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2022) - Cologne, Germany (virtual)
  • Productive Methods and Scholarly Communication (Information Science Slam) (2022)
    2022 ASSI&T Annual Meeting - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Professional Development in Crisis: Toward Resilient Society (2022)
    2022 ASIS&T Annual Meeting - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Seeking Human-AI Synergy for Fair and Transparent Search and Recommender Systems (2022)
    Microsoft Research Lab - Redmond, WA
  • Task-Based Intelligent Retrieval and Recommendation (2022)
    University of Helsinki - Helsinki, Finland
  • Why Am I Not Seeing It? Understanding Users’ Needs for Counterfactual Explanations in Everyday Recommendations (2022)
    ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (ACM FAccT) - Seoul, South Korea
  • With Great Power: AI and Equity: Algorithmic Information Access is the New Smoking (2022)
    ASIS&T (NEASIS&T) Summit - Leesburg, VA (virtual)
  • Algorithmic Bias and Governance (2021)
    UW iSchool Spring Lecture - Virtual
  • Bridging Task Expressions and Search Queries (2021)
    ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) - Virtual
  • Can Large Scale Search Ever Be Fair, Unbiased, and Transparent? (2021)
    University of Massachusetts Amherst: Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval - Online
  • Fair is the New Smart for Intelligent Systems (2021)
    Apple - Virtual
  • Investigating Bias and Instigating Fairness in Search and Recommendation (2021)
    International Conference on Ethics in Biology, Engineering, and Medicine - Online
  • Task-Based Intelligent Retrieval and Recommendation (2021)
    University of Pretoria - Pretoria, South Africa (Virtual)
  • Task-Based Intelligent Retrieval and Recommendation (2021)
    Peking University - Beijing, China (Virtual)
  • Workshop on AI on Artificial Intelligence in Information Research and Practice (2021)
    ASIS&T 2021 - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Addressing Bias in Search and Fairness in Machine Learning (2020)
    International Conference on Industrial Application Engineering (ICIAE) - Matsue, Japan
  • Addressing Zero-Query and Zero-Intent Cases of Recommendations Toward Building Intelligent Agents (2020)
    Allen Institute of AI (AI2) - Seattle, WA
  • Best Practices for Grant Proposal Development: NSF, NIH, IMLS, IARPA, Amazon, and Google, etc. (2020)
    2020 ASIS&T Virtual Annual Meeting - Virtual
  • Counteracting Bias and Increasing Fairness in Search and Recommender Systems (2020)
    ACM Recommender Systems virtual conference (RecSys 2020) - Virtual
  • Data Science (2020)
    Vaishwik Bharatiya Vaigyanik Summit (VAIBHAV) - Virtual
  • Investigating Listeners’ Responses to Divergent Recommendations (2020)
    ACM Recommender Systems virtual conference (RecSys 2020) - Virtual
  • Task-Based Intelligent Retrieval and Recommendation (2020)
    European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) - Lisbon, Portugal
  • Task-Based Intelligent Retrieval and Recommendation (2020)
    Facebook - Palo Alto, CA
  • Task-based Search and Intelligence (Tutorial) (2020)
    ACM SIGIR 2020 - Virtual
  • University of Washington at TREC 2020 Fairness Ranking Track (2020)
    NIST’s Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) Conference - Virtual
  • Counteracting Bias and Increasing Fairness in Search (2019)
    iSchool Research Symposium - Seattle, WA
  • Going Beyond Retrieval: Task Fulfillment and Fostering with Information (2019)
    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University - Melbourne, Australia
  • Going from 'What' and 'How' to 'Who' and 'Why': Task Analysis in Online and Physical Contexts (2019)
    University College London - London, UK
  • How Fair Can We Go: Detecting the Boundaries of Fairness Optimization in Information Retrieval (2019)
    ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2019) - Santa Clara, CA
  • Investigating Tasks and Taskers with Studies of Searching Online and in the Wild (2019)
    DUB Seminar - Seattle, WA
  • Coagmento: Past, Present, and Future of an Individual and Collaborative Information Seeking Platform (2018)
    ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) - New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • From Priming to Prejudice: The Light and Dark Sides of Data Research (2018)
    Ryerson University - Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Improving Corpus Reproducibility through Modular Text Transformations and Connected Data Sets (2018)
    Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) - Vancouver, Canada
  • Information Fostering - Being Proactive in Retrieval and Recommendation (2018)
    Amazon - Seattle, WA
  • Information Fostering: Being Proactive in Information Seeking and Retrieval (2018)
    ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) - New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Information Fostering: The Art and Science of Providing Answers without Questions (2018)
    Spotify - NY, NY
  • Information Retrieval and Interaction System (IRIS) A toolkit for investigating information retrieval and interaction activities (2018)
    ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) - New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Persuasion by Peer or Expert for Web Search (2018)
    Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) - Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Towards Automatic Fake News Classification (2018)
    Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) - Vancouver, Canada
  • From sensors to sense-making: Opportunities and challenges for information science (2017)
    Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 54(1), 599-602 - N/A
  • Data Requirements for Evaluation of Personalization of Information Retrieval (2017)
    Personalized Search Evaluation Lab at CLEF 2017 - Dublin, Ireland
  • Information Fostering: Being Proactive in Information Seeking (2017)
    National Institute of Informatics (NII) - Tokyo, Japan
  • Information Fostering: Being Proactive in Information Seeking (2017)
    Microsoft Research - Redmond, Washington
  • Learnsourcing: Is it working or failing, and where to go from here? (2017)
    Association for Information Science and Technology, 54(1), 591-594 - N/A
  • Coagmento 2.0: A System for Capturing Individual and Group Information Seeking Behavior (2016)
    ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) - Newark, New Jersey
  • Information Fostering: Being Proactive in Information Seeking (2016)
    University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX
  • Information Fostering: Proactively Complementing Information Seeking (2016)
    GESIS - Cologne, Germany
  • Information Fostering: Proactively Complementing Information Seeking (2016)
    PhD 610 (Seminar in Information Science) - Rutgers University - New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Information Fostering: Proactively Supporting Information Seeking (2016)
    University of Tampere - Tampere, Finland
  • Social and Collaborative Information Seeking: Bringing Synergy in Search (2016)
    GESIS - Cologne, Germany
  • Social Information Seeking: Leveraging the Wisdom of the Crowd (2016)
    Ryerson University - Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Social Information Seeking: Leveraging the Wisdom of the Crowd (2016)
    IRIT - Toulouse, France.
  • Affective signals as implicit indicators of information relevancy and information processing strategies (2015)
    NeuroIR2015 workshop at SIGIR 2015 - Santiago, Chile
  • Algorithmic Mediation for Collaborative Search (2015)
    University of Santiago - Santiago, Chile
  • Building a parsimonious model for identifying best answers using interaction history in community Q&A. (2015)
    ASIST 2015 - St. Louis, MO.
  • Minority Report for Information Seeking: Fixing Things Before They Break in Search (2015)
    University Technology - Sydney, Australia
  • Seeking information in online environments - Where, who, and why? (2015)
    iConference 2015 - Newport Beach, CA
  • Social and Collaborative Information Seeking: State of the Union (2015)
    Workshop on Evaluation of Collaboration Information Retrieval and Seeking (Ecol) - Melbourne, Australia
  • Social and Collaborative Information Seeking: State of the Union (2015)
    Keynote at the workshop on Evaluation in Collaborative Information Seeking and Retrieval (ECol) at ACM CIKM 2015 conference - Melbourne, Australia
  • SOCRATES 2.0: Bridging the gap between researchers and social media data through natural language interactions (2015)
    Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) 2015 - St. Louis, Missouri
  • Synergy in Search: Pushing the Boundaries of Information Seeking with Collaboration (2015)
    University of Maryland - College Park, MD
  • Synergy in Search: Pushing the Boundaries of Information Seeking with Collaboration (2015)
    Mountain View, CA
  • A Demonstration of SOCRATES: Streamlining the collection, analysis and exploration of social media data (2014)
    Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) 2014 - Seattle, Washington
  • Be together, but not the same: Leveraging the power of social and community connections for information seeking (2014)
    The Center for Dynamic Data Analytics (CDDA) - New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Distributed searching, united searchers: Investigating social and collaborative aspects of information seeking (2014)
    Google - NY, NY
  • Questioning the question - Addressing the answerability of questions in community question-answering (2014)
    Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) - Wikoloa, HI
  • The Next step: Adding social and collaborative dimensions to search (2014)
    Yahoo! - New York, NY
  • “10 points for the best answer!” – Baiting for explicating knowledge contributions within online Q&A (2013)
    Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • A proposal for user-focused evaluation and prediction of information seeking process (2013)
    Position paper presentation at EuroHCIR Workshop at the ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) Conference - Dublin, Ireland
  • A proposal for user-focused evaluation and prediction of information seeking process (2013)
    EuroHCIR workshop at ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) Conference - Dublin, Ireland
  • Collaboration in action: Enabling innovative scholarship with social and crowdsourcing services (2013)
    Peer-reviewed Panel at the iConference 2013 - Fort Worth, TX
  • Collaborative information seeking (CIS): Challenges and opportunities (2013)
    Third Workshop on Collaborative Information Seeking at CSCW 2013 Conference - San Antonio, Texas
  • Communicating for connecting: From telephone to Twitter (2013)
    Meadow Lakes Retirement Community - Hightstown, NJ
  • Distributed searching, united searchers: Investigating social and collaborative aspects of information seeking (2013)
    University of London - London, UK
  • Explore globally, collect locally: Social media data harvesting with ContextMiner (2013)
    Symposium on Big Data in Public Health, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
  • From bad to good: An investigation of question quality and transformation (2013)
    Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Research roadshow: Research design beyond the ordinary (2013)
    Peer-Reviewed Panel at Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting - Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Seeking synergy in information seeking (2013)
    University of Tennessee at Knoxville - Knoxville, TN
  • Segmental analysis of the user online search process (2013)
    Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR) workshop - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Developing a typology of online Q&A models and recommending the right model for each question type (2012)
    Sixth Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR) - Cambridge, MA
  • Pseudo-collaboration as a method to perform selective algorithmic mediation in collaborative IR systems (2012)
    Sixth Symposium on HumanComputer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR) - Cambridge, MA
  • Developing a typology of online Q&A models and recommending the right model for each question type (2012)
    American Society of Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Distributed searching, united searchers: Investigating social and collaborative aspects of information seeking (2012)
    Yandex Headquarter - Moscow, Russia
  • Exploration of dynamic query suggestions and dynamic search results for their effects on search behaviors (2012)
    Paper presentation at the American Society of Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting - Baltimore, MD
  • Investigating positive and negative affects in collaborative information seeking: A pilot study report (2012)
    Sixth Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR) - Cambridge, MA
  • Investigating positive and negative affects in collaborative information seeking: A pilot study report (2012)
    American Society of Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Modalities, motivations, and materials: Investigating traditional and social online Q&A services (2012)
    Paper presentation at the Association for Library & Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Meeting - Dallas, TX
  • Pseudo-collaboration as a method to perform selective algorithmic mediation in collaborative IR systems (2012)
    American Society of Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting - Baltimore, Maryland
  • Time as a trigger of interaction and collaboration in research teams: A diary study (2012)
    Computer-Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW) Conference - Seattle, Washington
  • To ask or not to ask, that is the question: Investigating methods and motivations for online Q&A. (2012)
    Sixth Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR) - Cambridge, MA
  • Understanding effects of time and proximity on collaboration: Implications for technologies to support collaborative information seeking (2012)
    ACM CHI Conference - Austin, Texas
  • A method to evaluate the synergic effect in collaborative information seeking (2011)
    Fifth Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR) - Mountain View, CA
  • Coagmento - A system for supporting collaborative information seeking (2011)
    American Society of Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting - New Orleans, Lousiana
  • Evaluating the synergic effect of collaboration in information seeking (2011)
    Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) 2011 - Beijing, China
  • Faster, better, or both? Looking at both sides of online question-answering coin (2011)
    American Society of Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting - New Orleans, Lousiana
  • Online question-answering: Virtual referencing to social Q&A and back (2011)
    Web-based talk to Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Student Chapter at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Seeking synergy in information seeking (2011)
    Recommendation and Search Engines. Dept. of CS, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
  • Stepping stones to synergy: Social Q&A and virtual reference (2011)
    Peer-Reviewed Panel at American Society of Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting, - New Orleans, LA
  • The online flow of environmental advocacy clips from The Daily Show and The Colbert Report (2011)
    International Communication Association (ICA) 2011 Conference - Boston, Massachusetts
  • A proposal for measuring and implementing group’s affective relevance in collaborative information seeking. (2010)
    Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR) 2010 - New Brunswick, NJ
  • Working in collaboration – What, why, and how? (2010)
    Collaborative Information Retrieval workshop at CSCW 2010 - Savannah, GA
  • Coagmento- A collaborative information seeking, synthesis and sense-making framework (2010)
    CSCW 2010 - Savannah, Georgia
  • Group’s affective relevance: A proposal for studying affective relevance in collaborative information seeking (2010)
    ACM GROUP 2010 - Sanibel Island, Florida
  • A Story of context-capturing and cross-country coding (2009)
    University of Wisconsin at Madison - Madison, WI
  • A Story of context-capturing and cross-country coding (2009)
    University of Wisconsin at Madison - Madison, WI
  • Awareness in collaborative information seeking (2009)
    School of Library and Information Science (SILS) Research Symposium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Beyond Google: A quest to understand information seeking across time and people (2009)
    CRADLE Talk, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Cashing on the wisdoms of crowds for question answering (2009)
    ASIST 2009 Panel on Social Reference and Digital Reference: Online Question Answering Practices in Two Diverse Communities (SIGs SI, BWP, USE) - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • ContextMiner - Collect different (2009)
    DigCCurr 2009 Conference - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • ContextMiner - Explore globally, aggregate locally (2009)
    IEEE ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2009 - Austin, Texas
  • From harvesting to cultivating: Transformation of a Web collecting system into a robust curation environment (2009)
    IEEE ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2009 - Austin, Texas
  • Lessons and challenges for collaborative information seeking (CIS) systems developers. (2009)
    Proceedings of Collaborative Information Behavior Workshop at GROUP 2009 - Sanibel Island, FL
  • Opportunities, threats, & theoretical approaches: Research in traditional and social virtual reference quality (2009)
    Peer-Reviewed Panel at American Society of Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Query reuse in exploratory search tasks (2009)
    Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR) 2009 - Washington, DC
  • Social reference and digital reference: Online question answering practices in two diverse communities (2009)
    PeerReviewed Panel at American Society of Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Supporting research data collection from YouTube with TubeKit (2009)
    YouTube and the 2008 Election Cycle in the United States Conference (3rd Prize Winner) - Amherst, MA
  • System-mediated and user-mediated collaborative information seeking (CIS) (2009)
    University of Sheffield - Sheffield, UK
  • System-mediated and user-mediated collaborative information seeking (CIS) (2009)
    Microsoft Research - Cambridge, UK
  • The same, yet different: comparing studies of “traditional” digital reference and social Q&A (2009)
    Presentation on Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) 2009 Panel on Opportunities, Threats, & Theoretical Approaches: Research in Traditional and Social Virtual Reference Quality (SIG HCI), - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Toward a model for collaborative information seeking, synthesis, and sense-making: A work in progress (2009)
    Pennsylvania State University - State College, PA
  • Toward a model for collaborative information seeking, synthesis, and sense-making: A work in progress (2009)
    Pennsylvania State University - State College, PA
  • Toward a model for collaborative information seeking, synthesis, and sense-making: A work in progress (2009)
    University of Maryland - College Park, MD
  • User participation patterns over time in Yahoo! Answers (2009)
    American Society of Information Science & Technology (ASIST) Annual Meeting - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Focus on results: Personal and group information seeking over time (2008)
    Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR) 2008 - Seattle, WA
  • Understanding system implementation and user behavior in a collaborative information seeking environment. (2008)
    Doctoral Consortium at ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) 2008 - Singapore
  • Collaborative information retrieval: All for one and one for all (2008)
    INLS 200 guest lecture, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Collaborative information seeking: An art of making 1+1>2 (2008)
    INLS 490 guest lecture, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Collaborative information seeking: Cashing on the wisdom of crowd (2008)
    of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. - Penang, Malaysia
  • Collaborative information seeking: Counting on the wisdom of crowd (2008)
    INLS 200 guest lecture, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
  • From searching to exploring, from finding to understanding, and from seeing to visualizing the information (2nd Prize Winner) (2008)
    University Research Day Poster, University of North Carolina (UNC) - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Hunting for hip, hipsters, and happenings on YouTube (2008)
    ASIST 2008 - Columbus, OH
  • Republic of web: A web of, by, and for the people (2008)
    CRADLE talk, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Toward collaborative information seeking (CIS) (2008)
    Collaborative Exploratory Search workshop at JCDL 2008 - Pittsburgh, PA
  • TubeKit - A query-based YouTube crawling toolkit (2008)
    IEEE ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2008 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Understanding system implementation and user behavior in a collaborative information seeking environment (2008)
    Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) 2008 Doctoral Consortium - Singapore
  • Understanding system implementation and user behavior in a collaborative information seeking environment (2008)
    Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2008 Doctoral Consortium - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Understanding system implementation and user behavior in a collaborative information seeking environment (2008)
    Doctoral Consortium at ACM IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2008 - Pittsburgh, PA
  • We, the people on YouTube: Understanding democracy of, by, and for the online media sharing (2008)
    University Research Day Talk, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Capturing relevant information for digital curation (2007)
    IEEE ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2007 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Collaborative exploratory search (CES) - A beginning (2007)
    Summer Interns Presentation at FXPAL - Palo Alto, California
  • ContextMiner: A tool for digital curator (2007)
    IEEE ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2007 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Digital museums and user interaction (2007)
    Human Information Interaction (HCI) Seminar, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • DiscoverInfo: A tool for discovering information with relevance and novelty (2007)
    ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) 2007 Conference - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Finding connectors, mavens, and salesmen on YouTube (2007)
    Yahoo! Research - Berkeley, CA
  • Hunting for hip, hipsters, and happenings on YouTube - A ContextMiner story (2007)
    CRADLE Talk, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Making mind and machine meet - A study of combining cognitive and algorithmic relevance feedback (2007)
    ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) 2007 Conference - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Mining contextual information for ephemeral digital video preservation: A beginning (2007)
    Research Issues and Questions Seminar, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Preserving 2008 US presidential election videos (2007)
    Proceedings of International Web Archiving Workshop (IWAW) - Vancouver, BC
  • Preserving 2008 US presidential election videos (2007)
    International Web Archiving Workshop (IWAW) 2007 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Social Information Seeking: Leveraging the Wisdom of the Crowd (2007)
    Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) - Seoul, South Korea
  • Telling the whole story: Selecting and collecting Web-based videos for archival collections (2007)
    Digital Curation Conference (DCC) - Washington, D.C.
  • Two is a company: A step toward building a collaborative exploratory search (CES) environment (2007)
    WHIP Talk at FXPAL - Palo Alto, California
  • Use of topicality and information measures to improve document representation for story link detection (2007)
    European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) 2007 - Rome, Italy.
  • Using collaborative queries to improve retrieval for difficult topics (2007)
    ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) 2007 Conference - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Investigating the effects of faceted interfaces - Research proposal (2006)
    Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Seminar, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Relevance revisited (2006)
    Research Issues & Questions Seminar, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Representing documents with named entities for story link detection (SLD) (2006)
    International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) 2006 - Arlington, Virginia
  • Story link detection (SLD) using named entity graphs (2006)
    Northeastern University - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Topic linking with blogs - TREC 2006 blog track: Open Task (2006)
    TREC 2006 at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - Gaithersburg, MD
  • Use of topicality and information measures to improve representation for story link detection (SLD) (2006)
    National Institute of Informatics (NII) - Tokyo, Japan
  • Using named entities based representation for story link detection (SLD) (2006)
    University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Massachusetts
  • A formal study of terminological feedback (2005)
    University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Building plans for household tasks from distributed knowledge (2005)
    IJCAI 2005 Workshop - Modeling Natural Action Selection (MNAS) - Edinburgh, UK
  • Model selection in unsupervised tracking (2005)
    University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Building plans for household tasks from distributed knowledge (2004)
    Honda Research Institute (HRI) - Mountain View, California
  • Evaluating High Accuracy Retrieval Techniques (2004)
    ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) 2004 - Sheffield, UK,
  • Spoken document retrieval (SDR) for broadcast news in Indian languages (2001)
    IEEE’s International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2001 - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • AI, UX, and Usability
    Information Science Summit - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Misinformation and the Downward Spiral of Information Access Systems
    SIG-Social Media - N/A
  • Seeking Human-AI Synergy for Fair and Transparent Information Systems
    Chinese CHI conference - Guangzhou, China (Virtual)