Ph.D. candidate Philipp Jordan had given a presentation on the topic of A Meta-Study and Content Analysis of Science-Fiction in Computer Science Research at our seminar recently.
This presentation concisely outlines ongoing dissertation research located in the intersection of science fiction, human-computer interaction and computer science.
Through an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing from fields such as human-computer interaction, film theory and studies of science and technology, qualitative and quantitative content analysis techniques are used to contextually analyze expressions of science fiction in peer-reviewed computer science research repositories, for instance the ACM or IEEE Xplore Digital Libraries.
The presentation concisely summarizes and introduces the relationship of science fiction and computer science research and presents the research questions, aims and implications in addition to prior work and the study methodology. In the latter part of this work-in-progress report, preliminary results, current limitations, future work and a post-dissertation trajectory are outlined.
Philipp Jordan is a Ph.D. candidate in the interdisciplinary Communication and Information Sciences Ph.D. Program at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Prior, he received his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering studies with foci on Technology Management and Design Engineering from the University of Stuttgart in 2011 and a second Master’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in 2018. He is a currently finishing his dissertation on the relationship and role of science fiction in computer science research.