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College of Media | College Units | ICR. The Institute of Communications Research is an internationally recognized center for interdisciplinary education, scholarship and public service in communications and culture. Drawing broadly on the social sciences and humanities, the Institute seeks to develop critically interpretive knowledge about communications in a global economy. The Institute offers a Ph.D. in Communications and Media. ICR News ICR faculty and students regularly make valuable contributions to our field. Click here to read ICR News. To read our enewsletter, click here. Core traditions: Critically interpretive knowledge in an increasingly global world As founder Wilbur Schramm envisioned it, the multidisciplinary Institute of Communications Research is "something very unlike a traditional academic department.

" The Institute today is widely regarded as a campus and national leader in successful interdisciplinary research and instruction. College of Media | Faculty & Staff | ICR. William E,Berry. William E. Berry 217-333-0128 119 Gregory Hall Education Diploma, Chicago Counseling and Psychotherapy Center (Client-Directed Clinical Therapy) Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Communications Research) M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Journalism) B.A., Morehouse College (English) Affiliations Associate Chancellor Associate Professor of Advertising Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies Course Specialties Advertising and Public Relations Management Crisis Communication Global Representations of Race and Ethnicity In Advertising Public Policy for New Media Technologies Background Berry’s research and teaching focus is on strategic managerial communication, digital communication technologies and information access in less advanced countries, and advertising and mediated communication practices in the Dominican Republic and Spanish-speaking Caribbean.

Related Links. Nota. Patrick Vargas. Patrick Vargas 217-333-0325 103 Gregory Hall Education Ph.D., The Ohio State University (Social Psychology) M.A., The Ohio State University (Psychology) B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland (Philosophy, Psychology) Affiliations Associate Professor of Advertising Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Advertising Affiliate, Department, Psychology Affiliate, Department of Sport, Recreation and Tourism Affiliate, Institute of Communications Research College of Media Scholar Course Specialties Research Methods Attitude-Behavior Relations Psychology of Advertising Background Vargas double-majored in philosophy and psychology at St.

Research/Creative Endeavor Vargas’ research focuses on attitude measurement, stereotyping and prejudice, and information processing aspects of persuasion. Related Links Patrick Vargas's CV. Nota. James Hay. James Hay 217-244-6011 240 Gregory Hall Education Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin (1982) Degree Certificate, University of Milan, Italy (1979) B.A., University of Texas-Austin (1975) Affiliations Professor of Media & Cinema Studies Institute of Communications Research Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory Course Specialties Theory and Studies of Communication Media Theory and Studies of Television Communication/Media Technology History and Historiography of Communication/Media Cultural Studies Media/Space (Geography, Architecture, Urban Studies) Media & Mobility Globalism and Media/Communication Media & Power Cultural Policy and Citizenship Studies Studies of Modernity Research/Creative Endeavor Related Links Hay’s Curriculum VitaHay’s Website.

Nota. Amanda Ciafone. Amanda Ciafone 217-300-0367 234 Gregory Hall Education PhD, American Studies, Yale University BA, American Civilization, Brown University Affiliations Latin American and Caribbean Studies Research/Creative Endeavor Amanda Ciafone’s research and teaching is at the nexus of history, cultural studies, and area studies. From 2013-2014 she will be on leave from the University of Illinois as a fellow of the John W. Related Links. Nota. Graduate School of Library and Information Science | University of Illinois | GSLIS Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) University of Illinois. Socio Technical data analytics. SODA. Faculty, researchers and students in the Socio-technical Data Analytics Group design, develop, and evaluate new technologies in order to better understand the dynamic interplay between information, people and information systems.

We are a highly interactive group with complementary areas of interest that span a range of genres from the humanities and everyday life, to journalism and scientific literature. Our expertise includes analysis methods in information retrieval, data and text mining, knowledge discovery, and collaboration. In addition to text analysis, we explore multimedia such as games and music, and new kinds of data such as twitter feeds. Find out about individual SODA projects by following links to the right, or you can view the SODA site ContactCatherine Blake ( Associate Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship Blake, C., Stanton, J., & Saxenian, A. (2013, February).

Twidale, M., Blake, C., & Gant, J. (2013, February). Jana Diesner. Assistant Professor PhD, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon 229 LIS(217) 244-3576jdiesner@illinois. Curriculum Vitae Areas of Research Social computing; computational social science; natural language processing; network analysis; machine learning; covert networks; covert information; socio-technical systems. Biography Jana Diesner is an Assistant Professor at the iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jana conducts research at the nexus of network science, natural language processing and machine learning. Teaching this Semester Research Projects Social Justice Documentaries Films are produced, screened and perceived as part of a larger and continuously changing ecosystem that involves multiple stakeholders and themes.

Entity Extractor This project proposes to use supervised machine learning to build an entity extractor that is specifically designed for supporting the constructing of socio-technical network data. Entity Extractor. Creative Commons / Kevin Dooley This project proposes to use supervised machine learning to build an entity extractor that is specifically designed for supporting the constructing of socio-technical network data. The resulting probabilistic prediction models and end-user technology are essential for being able to address substantive questions about real-world networks. The project team will make these outcomes publicly available to enable others to perform text coding projects, especially in the social sciences and humanities. We will also apply this extractor to multiple corpora for research projects. Personnel Principal Investigator (PI): Jana Diesner Funding Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment — 2012.

Social Justice Documentaries. Films are produced, screened and perceived as part of a larger and continuously changing ecosystem that involves multiple stakeholders and themes. This project will measure the impact of social justice documentaries by capturing, modeling and analyzing the map of these stakeholders and themes in a systematic, scalable and analytically rigorous fashion. This solution will result in a validated, re-useable and end-user friendly methodology and technology that practitioners can use to assess the long-term impact of media productions beyond the number of people who have seen a screening or visited a webpage.

Moreover, bringing the proposed computational methodology into a real-world application context can serve as a case-study for demonstrating the usability of this cutting-edge solution. Personnel Principal Investigator (PI): Jana Diesner Funding. Miles Efron. Microblog Search. Creative Commons / Luc Legay Microblogging services like Twitter are becoming an important part of how many people manage information in their day to day activities. As microblog traffic increases (Twitter currently sees about 50 million tweets per day) information management and organization will become keen problems in this area. The project will define the core problems in microblog search and propose solutions to these challenges in the form of both theoretical models and prototype search systems. Personnel Principal Investigator (PI): Miles Efron Funding. J. Stephen Downie. Professor and Associate Dean for Research PhD, Library and Information Science, Western Ontario 213 LIS(217) Areas of Research Design and evaluation of IR systems, including multimedia music information retrieval; the political economy of internetworked communication systems; database design; Web-based technologies.

Other Professional Appointments Center Affiliate, National Center for Supercomputing Applications Teaching this Semester LIS560LE Digital Libraries (SP 2014) Completed Research Projects. Software Environment for the Advancement of Scholarly Research (SEASR) Dan Schiller. Professor PhD, Communication, Pennsylvania 236 LIS(217) Curriculum Vitae Areas of Research Telecommunications history; information policy; cultural production and the political economy of capitalism.

Other Professional Appointments Professor, Communication Department, Liberal Arts and Sciences Biography Dan Schiller is a historian of information and communications. Teaching this Semester LIS590IS Information in Society (SP 2014) Research Projects Completed Research Projects Selected Publications, Papers, and Presentations Geopolitics of Information (forthcoming book series), University of Illinois Press, series co-editor. Digital Depression: Connectivity and the Crisis.

“Systems of Information: The Long View” (with Alistair Black), under review at Library Trends. “Digital Capitalism, Wage Labor and the Crisis,” Journalism Quarterly (Published by Fudan University, in Chinese), 2011, 1: 106-110. “The Militarization of U.S. Hidden History of U.S. Telecommunications. Center for Digital Inclusion » @ the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Jon Gant. Research Associate ProfessorDirector, Center for Digital Inclusion PhD, Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon 334 LIS(217) Curriculum Vitae Areas of Research Electronic government, information technology, and organization design; social networks, knowledge management, and information technology; evaluation of broadband Internet; strategic management of information systems; and geographic information systems and geospatial technologies.

Other Professional Appointments Visiting Resident Fellow, Media and Technology Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Biography Dr. In the past two years, Jon has published groundbreaking research in the areas of Internet access and use, including co-authoring the first report to examine broadband adoption among minority communities, which was published by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Research Projects Sowing Seeds Inclusive Gigabit Libraries News Know-how What impact does the...