Research Projects

Principal Investigator: Mega Subramaniam
Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services
With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the ConnectedLib Toolkit helps librarians incorporate digital media into their work with youth to promote connections across learning contexts. We are currently working with the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) to expand the toolkit to better meet the needs of library staff working in rural areas and small libraries.
Principal Investigator: Ge Gao
Funder: National Science Foundation
This project investigates new ways to create grounding in multilingual teams engaged in collaborative writing. It will improve understanding and develop new tools.
Principal Investigator: David Weintrop
Funder: The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Funder: Other
Integrating computational thinking into elementary mathematics classrooms in a way that empowers learners to draw on their Funds of Knowledge while also working within the constraints of the public education system.
Principal Investigator: Katrina Fenlon
Funder: USDA Agricultural Research Service
To establish a collaboration between the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (iSchool) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library (NAL) that capitalizes on the iSchool’s Digital Curation program in order to help develop a robust agricultural information curation infrastructure.
Principal Investigator: Richard Marciano
Funder: USDOI National Park Service
Creating a cutting-edge Digital Asset Management System with the National Park Service (NPS) to preserve and manage the digital assets of the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site.
Principal Investigator: Katrina Fenlon
Funder: USDA Agricultural Research Service
The Digital Curation Fellows program is a partnership with the National Agricultural Library (NAL) to provide students from across all iSchool programs with research and practical experience solving real-world digital curation challenges. Digital curation fellows have contributed to numerous initiatives during this program’s several-year history, such as developing digital preservation plans, researching user experience, evaluating metadata quality, assessing diversity and equity of representation in digital collections, building new digital archives, and creating data analytics dashboards.
Principal Investigator: Sergii SkakunPrincipal Investigator: Catherine Lilian Nakalembe, Inbal Becker-Reshef, Ritvik Sahajpal
Funder: NASA
Funder: Other
Principal Investigator: Susannah PaletzPrincipal Investigator: Adam Porter
Funder: US Army Research Office
Our goal is to create a platform for running experiments that would simulate an AI intervention into intelligence analysis tasks, specifically involving a human shift handover. Participants would work through materials, including notes and feedback from the “previous” analyst, to solve a fictional intelligence task. This study examines how potential AIs can influence team cognition and decision making.
Research Areas: Future of Work
Principal Investigator: Jordan Boyd-GraberPrincipal Investigator: Benjamin Van Durme (Johns Hopkins University), Aaron Steven White (University of Rochester), Eugene Agichtein (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Funder: USODNI Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
Developing enhanced methods for personalized, multilingual semantic extraction and retrieval from text, in support of IARPA's goal of providing users with a system that quickly and accurately extracts complex semantic information, targeted for a specific user, from text.