iSchool@UBC Research Day 2017
INFORMATION, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND WELL-BEING
We are pleased to announce that the iSchool’s 7th Annual Research Day will be held on Friday, March 10th, 2017 at the Golden Jubilee Room in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Research Day showcases the contributions of iSchool students, faculty and adjunct instructors working at the intersections of archival, information, library and children’s literature studies.
This year, Research Day will focus broadly on Information, Social Media, and Well-Being.
To speak to this topic, with a focus on measuring well-being from social media, we are excited to welcome Lyle Ungar as our keynote speaker. Dr. Lyle Ungar is a Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also holds appointments in multiple departments in the Schools of Business, Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and Engineering and Applied Science. Lyle received a B.S. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from M.I.T. He has published over 200 articles, supervised two dozen PhD students, and is co-inventor on eleven patents. His current research focuses on developing scalable machine learning methods for data mining and text mining, including spectral methods for NLP, and analysis of social media to better understand the drivers of physical and mental well-being. Dr. Ungar's keynote presentation is titled "Measuring Well-Being Using Social Media."
While the theme for this year's event is “Information, Social Media, and Well-Being,” we will welcome submissions on any topic related to children's media, library, archival and information studies from iSchool students and/or faculty as well as adjunct instructors. Students are encouraged to submit products from their own research related activities, independent inquiries, or course-related projects.