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College of Media. The Institute of Communications Research is an internationally recognized center for interdisciplinary education, scholarship and public service in communications and culture.

College of Media

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. William E,Berry. William E.

William E,Berry

Nota. Patrick Vargas. Patrick Vargas 217-333-0325 103 Gregory Hall pvargas@illinois.edu Education Ph.D., The Ohio State University (Social Psychology) M.A., The Ohio State University (Psychology) B.A., St.

Patrick Vargas

Mary's College of Maryland (Philosophy, Psychology) Affiliations. Nota. James Hay. James Hay 217-244-6011 240 Gregory Hall jameshay@illinois.edu 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.

James Hay

Nota. Amanda Ciafone. Amanda Ciafone 217-300-0367 234 Gregory Hall aciafone@illinois.edu Education PhD, American Studies, Yale University BA, American Civilization, Brown University Affiliations Latin American and Caribbean Studies Research/Creative Endeavor.

Amanda Ciafone

Nota. Graduate School of Library and Information Science. 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.

Socio Technical data analytics. SODA

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 (clblake@illinois.edu) Associate Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship Blake, C., Stanton, J., & Saxenian, A. (2013, February). Jana Diesner. Assistant Professor PhD, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon.

Jana Diesner

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.

Entity Extractor

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. Social Justice Documentaries. Films are produced, screened and perceived as part of a larger and continuously changing ecosystem that involves multiple stakeholders and themes.

Social Justice Documentaries

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.

Microblog Search

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. Software Environment for the Advancement of Scholarly Research (SEASR) Dan Schiller. Professor PhD, Communication, Pennsylvania 236 LIS(217) 244-3569dschille@illinois.edu 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.

Hidden History of U.S. Telecommunications. Center for Digital Inclusion ยป @ the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Jon Gant. Research Associate ProfessorDirector, Center for Digital Inclusion.