News

07/26/2021
Our team is grateful for receiving a 4-VA Collaborative Research Grant to conduct a pilot study on community-level Human-AI collaboration on EBSN platforms
In collaboration with Dr. Olga Gkountouna, Dr. Ron Mahabir, and Dr. Amr Hilal
06/24/2021
Grateful that we successfully launched the Remapping Southside Community platform as part of the Urban Renewal Impact project
Thanks to GMU and UMD students and community members from Asheville, NC, our team successfully launched the map visualization platform (collaboration w/ Ms. Priscilla Robinson, Ms. Portia Evans, and Dr. Richard Marciano)
03/15/2021
Our CHI paper on risk perception during the COVID-19 pandemic received an Honorable Mention Award!
02/17/2021
Consequential, a Carnegie Mellon Podcast, covers my discussion on information deserts in their recent episode: "Is Information Democratized?"
02/12/2021
We're grateful for being awarded an NSF CIVIC Innovation Challenge Stage 1 grant!
This project is a collaboration between George Mason University, University of Maryland at College Park, and Connected DMV
01/25/2021
Grateful to be participating in the workshop on Trust and Doubt in Public-Sector Data Infrastructures by Data & Society
12/14/2020
Our paper on risk perception during COVID-19 is conditionally accepted to CHI 2021!
Co-authored with Dr. Katie Pine, Sam Whitman, Dr. Yunan Chen, and Dr. Kate Henne
01/15/2020
Invited talk at the Dept. of EE at the University of Ulsan (BK21 Plus Seminar)
01/10/2020
Invited talk at the UX Lab at the Seoul National University
12/02/2019
Giving a talk on the value-sensitive design of a historical data platform, at the HCD seminar, GMU
On the digital curation and design of the urban renewal collection (ENGR 4201, 12/2/2019, 11 AM)
11/19/2019
Thankful to be attending the Early Career Colloquium at iConference 2020
11/18/2019
I am actively seeking PhD students at GMU! Details available in the link.
06/11/2019
Grateful for successfully defending my dissertation
04/22/2019
Glad to be attending the CSST Summer Institute 2019
04/03/2019
Thankful to be awarded the Dean's Award for an Outstanding iSchool Doctoral Student Paper (UMD)
For my JASIST paper "How are information deserts created? A theory of local information landscapes"
02/28/2019
Glad to be a part of the KNEXT team!
12/06/2018
Our Information Deserts paper is featured on the UMD iSchool website and UMD Research Roundup
10/31/2018
Grateful to be serving as Program Committee (AC) for CHI 2019 Late-Breaking Work
08/12/2018
Thankful that our NSF proposal on 311 data + information deserts is accepted!
In collaboration with Dr. Susan Winter, Dr. Erik Johnston, Dr. Eric Gordon, and Dr. John Harlow
07/08/2018
Our paper on information deserts is accepted to JASIST
Co-authored with Dr. Brian Butler
04/03/2018
Grateful to be awarded a Wylie Dissertation fellowship from the Graduate School, UMD!
03/01/2018
Successfully defended my dissertation proposal (ABD)
A theory and empirical studies of local information landscapes
11/16/2017
Thankful for being invited to the Doctoral Colloquium at the iConference 2018, Sheffield, U.K.
11/08/2017
Awarded a RIG-II grant from iSchool, UMD
Research Improvement Grant (Incremental) for the Human Face of Big Data project
08/28/2017
Teaching the INST377 class as the main instructor in Fall 2017
INST377 is the Dynamic Web Applications course in the InfoSci program.
06/01/2017
Our proposal for UN's Data for Climate Action Challenge was accepted
In collaboration with Dr. Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Dr. Afra Mashhadi
05/25/2017
Our poster on identifying activity-based neighborhoods was presented at HCIL Annual Symposium
In collaboration with Dr. Grant McKenzie and Rajat Aghi
03/22/2017
Accepted to the Data Science for Social Good summer program at Georgia Tech (Atlanta's DSSG)
03/05/2017
Our work on poverty maps has been accepted to NetMob 17
Co-authored with R. Dottle, C. Espino, I. Subkhan, Dr. A. Rokem, and Dr. A. Mashhadi
12/13/2016
Our paper received the Best Paper Award at ICIS 2016!
Co-authored with Dr. Ping Wang, Xu Meng, and Dr. Brian Butler
11/04/2016
Awarded a Merit Fellowship for the Fall 2016, iSchool, UMD
09/23/2016
Our paper about design creativity in the ecology of mobile industry has been accepted to ICIS 2016
05/11/2016
Our proposal for the CSST 2016 Summer Institute has been accepted!
04/21/2016
Awarded a Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship 2016, UMD
04/01/2016
Selected for UW's Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship
03/11/2016
Our work about characterizing urban places has been accepted to the CityLab workshop in ICWSM!
Co-authored with Dr. Rosta Farzan and Dr. Brian Butler
03/03/2016
Presenting three posters at the iSchool Research Showcase (Hornbake Library, UMD)