[CASCI Reading Group] 9/12 by Jonathan Brier

For the first time CASCI attendees the format is read the paper before the meeting time and a discussion leader will give a few prompts and we tent to try to respond to and think about as a starting point:

1. What are the key claims? Do you believe/accept them? Why or why not?

2. What existing theories and literature does this paper build on? How does it go beyond prior work?

3. What phenomena in the domain of communities, technology, and information (broadly defined) might you apply these ideas to?

This week (Tuesday Sept 12 at 11am in 2116 Hornbake) we are reading: Kullenberg C, Kasperowski D (2016) What Is Citizen Science? – A Scientometric Meta-Analysis. PLOS ONE 11(1): e0147152.



[CASCI Talk] Nicole Fernandez on 3/7

Join us 3/7 at 11:00 am in Hornbake 2116 to welcome Nicole Fernandez!

Bio: Nicole C. Fernandez teaches Organizational Network Analysis for Kent State’s Information Architecture and Knowledge Management Program and has taught Social Network Analysis for Georgetown’s Communication, Culture, and Technology Program since 2009. She has a BA in English Lit from Catholic University and an MS in Math and Statistics. She has done consulting work related to Social Networks with NDI and with MedStar Research Institute. She has recently started her own consulting company, Insight Academics LLC.

Abstract: When approaching collaborative patient care in hospitals how can sparse connectivity be formally identified? This talk looks at a conservative computational strategy to assess for sparse ties while exploring the opportunity to build a discussion about teamwork. This case study comes from the RWJF Pioneers Project ‘Creating a Social Epidemic of Safety’ which concluded in 2016. Title: Across Group Ties in Stratified Social Network Data: Exploring Collaboration in Hospital ICUs.

A New CASCI Logo and Revamping the Website

I am pleased to announce that, with the effort of our Junior Fellow Marina Cascaes (thank you!) and the help of other fellows, we have a brand new logo for CASCI. We also have a little favicon next to the browser tap! 😀

We are also trying to update the contents of the website, so feel free to send your research topics with a brief description to Myeong (myeong at umd.edu) so that we can maintain the website up-to-date.

Any comments about the design of the website are welcomed.