Inactive Research Projects

 

Civil Rights in the National Capital Region: A research-driven exhibition in collaboration with the National Park Service
Principal Investigator(s): Diana E. Marsh
Funder: USDOI National Park Service
Research Areas: Machine Learning, AI, Computational Linguistics, and Information Retrieval > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Library and Information Science > Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices
Students are working with Dr. Marsh and NPS curators throughout the 2020-2021 academic year to research and produce an online exhibit highlighting NPS sites and materials in the National Capital Region related to the history of civil rights. Drawing on the heritage sites and collections holdings of the NPS in the National Capital Region, the interns are assisting curators in all aspects of research and content development, with a broader goal to increase public awareness of the NPS sites and collections in the National Capital Region.
Collaboration in the Future of Work: Developing Playable Case Studies to Improve STEM Career Pathways
Principal Investigator(s): beth bonsignore
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Future of Work > Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices
Developing role playing computer games for the classroom to encourage STEM learning. Students can collaborate with each other and fictional characters in an authentic scenario using a multimedia interface supported by chatbots, videoconferencing, and interactive STEM tools.
Collaboration Network for Excellent Education and Research in Dependable and Secure Distributed Systems (CREDENCE)
Principal Investigator(s): Keith Marzullo
Funder: University System of Maryland Foundation Inc. Other
Research Areas: Smart Cities and Connected Communities
Building a collaborative network of leading computer science departments and laboratories in Brazil, Canada and the US to advance the design and validation of security/reliability-critical distributed systems, such as smart homes and cities, cloud computing, smart energy and cryptocurrency systems.
Collaborative Research: EAGER: Systems for Assisting in Emotion Regulation in the Wild
Principal Investigator(s): Keith Marzullo
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Future of Work > Health Informatics > Human-Computer Interaction
Developing design guidelines for wearable technology that will aid people who need assistance with regulating emotions in the workplace and everyday life. The project is also exploring the impact of breathing interventions in real-world settings that were successful in the laboratory.
Collaborative Research: Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research (PERVADE)
Principal Investigator(s): Katie Shilton Jessica Vitak
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics
Examining how the risks of using pervasive data in computational research can be quantified, what factors impact willingness to contribute data to research, how diverse computational researchers address core research ethics values, and how regulators are adjusting to the new burdens they face in governing computational research.
Community-centered Strategies for Sustaining Digital Humanities Scholarship
Principal Investigator(s): Katrina Fenlon
Funder: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Other
Research Areas: Digital Humanities
Identifying strategies that digital humanities research communities may use to contribute to and increase the sustainability of their own digital resources and collections.
Counted In: National Forum on Libraries, Census 2020, and New Americans
Principal Investigator(s): Paul T. Jaeger Ana Ndumu
Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Research Areas: Accessibility and Inclusive Design > Library and Information Science
The University of Maryland iSchool is seeking $101,593 to host the Counted In: National Forum on Libraries, Census 2020, and New Americans, a one-day pre-conference event on promoting census participation among immigrants.
CRII: CHS: Facilitating Information Exchange in Crowd Problem Solving Discussions
Principal Investigator(s): Yla Tausczik
Research Areas: Accessibility and Inclusive Design > Social Networks, Online Communities, and Social Media
Online communities, from question and answer sites to general-purpose discussion forums, are increasingly working to solve hard problems together, often through a process of open sharing and discussion of ideas and information.

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