Ph.D. Student Profiles | Maryland's iSchool - College of Information Studies | /doctoral-students - Masters Program - University Of Maryland

School of Informatics and Computing

School of Information Systems and Management

School of Library and Information Science

Faculty of Information
Ph.D. Student Profiles
Zahra Ashktorab
Research Interests:

Role of social media in civic engagement; social network analysis; user experience evaluation; and sentiment analysis

Lloyd A. Beers, Jr.
Research Interests:

Archival theory; archival ethics; information access; psychological ownership of information; and workplace psychology and behavior

Elizabeth Bonsignore
Research Interests:

New media literacies; social media use and design in learning contexts; human-computer Interaction; transmedia storytelling; and digital humanities

Erin Smith Crabb
Research Interests:

Natural language processing; machine learning; forensic linguistics; and social media

Jeffrey DiScala
Research Interests:

School librarianship; information and education policy; information and technology literacy; and social media use in education

Chad Doran
Research Interests:

Electronic records management; social media; digital curation; e-government; information law and policy; e-discovery; information privacy; big data; and information governance

Rebecca Follman
Research Interests:

Information behaviors in the mentoring relationship; information behaviors of K-12 teachers; and e-reading and our understanding of literature.

Elizabeth Foss
Research Interests:

Cooperative Inquiry; youth Internet searching; and design with special populations

Ning Gao
Research Interests:

Information retrieval; e-discovery; and natural language processing

Ursula Gorham-Oscilowski
Research Interests:

Information policy; e-government; access to legal information and court documents; and privacy

Alvin Grissom II
Research Interests:

Computational linguistics; machine translation; psycholinguistics; neurolinguistics; and epistemological issues

Yurong He
Research Interests:

Human-computer interaction; computer supported cooperative work; online communities; and motivation for participation in social media

Donal Heidenblad
Research Interests:

Ethics and values; bias and equity; community discourse; and software developer communities

Kelly M. Hoffman
Research Interests:

Information policy and ethics; monitoring and evaluation; organizational problem solving; e-government; intranets; and social psychology

Chen Huang
Research Interests:

Information management; organization theory; network analysis; social media; and human-computer interaction

Jinyoung Kim
Research Interests:

User behavior in social media; sociotechnical ecosystem; user experience; gender issues on social media; qualitative research method; and social media use during transitional period

Christie Kodama
Research Interests:

Early learners' access to and use of information; technology and information literacy for early learners; new technologies in teaching and learning; the role of school libraries in student achievement; and urban school librarianship

Jes Koepfler
Research Interests:

Human values and design; sociotechnical ecosystems; human-centered information interaction; user experience research; applied research and evaluation; homelessness; cultural heritage; and non-profits

Lesley Langa
Research Interests:

Cultural heritage informatics; cultural policy; information policy; issues of access to information in underrepresented populations; and issues of participation in information creation in the cultural heritage community; and web accessibility

Dennis Linders
Research Interests:

Smart cities; open government; international development; and data-driven public administration

Xu Meng
Research Interests:

Organizational behavior (incentive & motivation); dynamics of online community; crowdsourcing; information diffusion; social computing; and information technology innovation

Irene Eleta Mogollon
Research Interests:

Access to online multilingual information; language choice in search and communication; cross-language information retrieval; social media and social networks; user experience; and digital libraries and image collections

Thang Nguyen
Research Interests:

Machine learning; natural language processing; semantic web; big data; topic model; and deep learning

Leyla Norooz
Research Interests:

Education technology; wearable technology; and e-textiles

Chi Young Oh
Research Interests:

Location-based service; community mapping; information behavior in e-commerce; social commerce; search user interface; and human factors engineering

Daniel Pauw
Research Interests:

Science education; citizen science; scholarly communication in science; games in education; and social media

Anthony Pellicone
Research Interests:

Games in education; information and social justice; and public libraries

Christina Pikas
Research Interests:

Scholarly communication in science; social media; informetrics; and qualitative research methods

Brian Real
Research Interests:

Public libraries; archives; film preservation; film studies; and outreach and advocacy

Kristine Rogers
Research Interests:

Analysis of big data; data extraction, transformation, and loading; content analytics; and technology integration in organizations

Amalia S. Levi
Research Interests:

Archives; diasporas;  linked open data; social media as primary sources for history; historical social networks; and nationalism

Natalie Greene Taylor
Research Interests:

School library media; information, health, and digital literacies; public libraries, and e-government

Jyothi Vinjumur
Research Interests:

Information retrieval and e-discovery

Amanda Waugh
Research Interests:

Impact of school libraries on student achievement; education reform and school libraries (e.g NCLB); STEM education and school libraries; and school libraries as "third place"

Susan Copeland Wilson
Research Interests:

e-government, digital access to public services, open government, transformational government, standards, low-income populations, information policy and governance, legislation

Tan Xu
Research Interests:

Information retrieval; natural language processing; machine learning; social media; and digital libraries

Dongming Zhang
Research Interests:

Biomedical informatics, information retrieval, natural language processing, user information behavior evaluation, human-computer communication, data/information visualization, and knowledge extraction and management