Inactive Research Projects

Principal Investigator: Hal Duame
Spearheading the development of new technology that will aid translators - providing automatic interpretation that is displayed for the translator and is particularly valuable for translating nuanced content.
Principal Investigator: Jennifer J. Preece
Engaging members of low-income and minority communities in environmental projects that are meaningful to their lives and can promote informal STEM learning. The researchers will look at how these projects impact participants and identify the key factors that influence the development of such community projects.
Drawing on an exploratory study involving 15 semi-structured in-depth interviews with individuals who have chronic health conditions, this study investigates their experiences searching for information on local resources to manage their health more effectively.
Principal Investigator: Xiaoyun Huang
Examining the popular WeChat social app, which does not store users' history on its servers and requires users to manually archive any history, to see if there are lessons to be learned for popular social platforms like Facebook and Google that auto-archive user information, which might not be what some users want.
Exploring how information (or lack thereof) on exclusively pumping (EP) for infant nutrition is sought, found, and used by mothers and caretakers - and the effect of this often challenging information seeking process.
Principal Investigator: Katie Shilton
Delving into why app developers have a low rate of prioritizing user data protection by looking at how developers define privacy and security, what would encourage them to prioritize data protection, and how can development tools encourage developers to implement more security features during design.
Principal Investigator: Niklas Elmqvist
Proposing a comprehensive new approach called ubiquitous analytics (ubilytics) for harnessing ever-present digital devices into unified environments for anywhere analysis and sensemaking of data. Looking at applications for scientific discovery, classroom learning, and police investigation.
Principal Investigator: Katie Shilton
Looking at mobile and wearable app development to discover factors that encourage discussion and action on ethical challenges amongst developers. Findings will be incorporated into curriculum for students in mobile app courses, and the impact on ethics education will be evaluated.
Principal Investigator: Katie Shilton
Examining how computer security researchers navigate ethical dilemmas when using big data and shared network resources to expose vulnerabilities - from ethical self-regulation to the sharing of ethics expectations in research communities.
Principal Investigator: Douglas W. Oard
Funder: Johns Hopkins University
Funder: Other
Exploring highly innovative technologies to automatically analyze a wide range of speech, text, and document data in multiple languages.
Principal Investigator: Keith Marzullo
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.
Principal Investigator: Yuhan Luo
The decision-making circuitry of people’s food choices can be complicated, which involves both conscious and unconscious thoughts; what to eat, when to eat, how much to eat, and when to stop eating. Rather than being deliberate, food decisions are usually “automatic,” because they are the result of the interplay between one’s physiological cues such as feelings of hunger and external cues such as food labels, package size, and social context. Therefore, people often fail to effectively regulate their food decisions even if they have the goal of maintaining a healthy diet.
Principal Investigator: Mega M. Subramaniam, Kelly M. Hoffman
The article, titled “Using Technology to Support Equity and Inclusion in Youth Library Programming: Current Practices and Future Opportunities,” describes the findings of the first year of the three-year IMLS-funded ConnectedLib project.
Principal Investigator: Philip Piety
A prestigious, invited literature review paper is in progress, but the author and reviewers think it would be an even stronger paper with some more research into relevant literature.

Principal Investigator: Paul T. Jaeger, Ana Ndumu
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.