News & Events

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Dr. Keola Donaghy on Indigenous Research Methods

    Please join us on Monday, Feb 12, at 4:30 for a talk by Dr. Keola Donaghy on Indigenous Research Methods: Mele, Metaphor, and Memory: Exploring Hawaiian Conceptualizations Dr. Donahy will discuss the development of the “Ahupua‘a as Mele” metaphor as an example of a theoretical model based on a Hawaiian conceptualization that can be applied to mele and another model that breaks technology into different “domains” based on their use Keiki Meyer has provided two documents for us that I’ve loaded in CIS720 Laulima site. Please read before the seminar: TechInIndigenous Language Revitalization He Ahupua’a Ke Mele Bio: Dr. Donaghy …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Behind the scenes at HICSS (and other conferences) with Dr. Thayanan Phuaphanthong

    Please join us on Monday, Feb 5th at 4:30 in HL 3F for a talk by Dr. Thayanan Phuaphanthong. Thayanan is the Program Coordinator for the HICSS conference as well as a graduate of CIS. Recalling Dr. Oppegaard’s and others’ advice to “get involved” with conferences as you grow your academic career, Thayanan will give us a behind-the-scenes view of how the HICSS program comes together each year, the various roles, deadlines, differences between tracks, mini-tracks, symposia, etc. and opportunities together involved as reviewer, author, mini track chair and so on Thayanan recently accepted a full-time specialist role in Shider …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Dr. Brent Oppengaad in Research Agendas as Gardens

    Please join us Monday Jan 22 at 4:30 in Hamilton Library 3F for a talk by Dr. Brent Oppengaard, of the School of Communications.   Title:  A Research Agenda as a Garden: Tending Multiple Projects, Grants, Papers, etc., for Bearing Fruit   Description:    Academic work isn’t like a factory line; it’s more of a dynamic and ever-evolving garden. Seeds get planted. They get nurtured. Sprouts appear at unexpected times. Friends visit. Friends leave. Some things robustly emerge and blossom. Others wither and die. You are the planter. And the nourisher. You keep it all alive. Or not.    Come …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Stacia Garlach on her recent HICSS conference paper

    Please join us on Nov 27th for a talk by CIS PhD student Stacia Garlach on her recent conference paper (to HICSS) and her ongoing research towards her dissertation topic. See you in 3F Hamilton Library 4:30.   Title: ‘I’m supposed to see that?’ AdChoices Usability in the Mobile Environment Abstract: The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) recently adapted its self-regulatory notice-and-choice program to the mobile environment by creating a mobile version of its existing opt-out webpage and a new mobile app. Its AdChoices icon remains the primary means on the mobile Web of alerting consumers to the presence of behaviorally-targeted …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar with Ji Young Kim

    Please join us on Monday at 4:30 back in 3F, Hamilton Library, for a talk by Dr. Ji Young Kim of the School of Communications. Dr. Kim studies strategic communications, agenda setting, and framing and has been studying the implications of social media platforms in these areas, along with many other topics. You can learn more about her here: http://www.communications.hawaii.edu/ji-young Looking forward to seeing you!

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Dr. Kim Binstead on HI-SEAS project

    Please join us on Monday for an update by Dr. Kim Binstead on her HI-SEAS project (Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation). See you at 4:30 in HL 3G (if the projector is working), 2K if it’s not — look for a room sign in HL basement.

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Preparing to Teach Online

    Please join us on Monday at 4:30, in Hamilton Library, room 3F, to hear the talk named: Preparing to Teach Online: Tips and tales from educators and instructional designers. This topic will be presented by CIS students and Ph.D. candidates: Pam Estell, Kelly Holden, Kelsea Hosoda, & Dean Lodes.

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Jennifer Beamer on Merging Science and Cyberinfrastructure Pathways

    Please join us on Monday to hear Jennifer’s talk on her summer internship project. 4:30 Hamilton Library 3F  I Know What You Did Last Summer: My Internship with the NSF Award#1541450,  Merging Science and Cyberinfrastructure Pathways Information ScIence Working Group.  Abstract: Whole Tale is a collaboration led by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in collaboration with partners at the University of Chicago, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Notre Dame.This past summer I was selected as the intern from 60 applicants to the NSF-funded project that will enable researchers to examine, …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Dr. Lipyeow Lim on Blockchain Applications beyond Cryptocurrency

    Please join us at 4:30 in HL 3F for a talk on Blockchain Applications by Dr. Lipyeow Lim of the ICS Department.   Blockchain is viewed as a revolutionary and transformation new IT — come learn about its possible application.   Title: Blockchain Applications beyond Cryptocurrency   Speaker: Dr. Lipyeow Lim, ICS Dept.   Abstract:   Blockchain technology has graduated from supporting cryptocurrency to many other fields. There is an explosion of blockchain proof-of-concepts in the financial sector and beyond. In this talk, we will NOT dive into the technical details of how blockchain works, we will, however, explore how …more

  • CIS720 Seminar- Dr. Edoardo Biagioni on Peer-to-Peer network

    Please join us for a talk by Dr. Edoardo Biagioni (aka “Edo”) of the ICS department on his research on peer-to-peer networks.     Monday Sept 18, 4:30 – 5:30 Hamilton Library 3F   Networking for All (AllNet): networks by and for people Electronic communication generally uses wires or fixed infrastructure. However, most networking technology is also designed to support peer-to-peer communications.  AllNet is a study in using such technology to support communications both using but especially going beyond the centralized network. Like many networking technologies, AllNet benefits from network effects — the network is designed to be most useful the …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Kathleen Luschek on Open Access and ORCID

    Please join us on Monday, September 11th at 4:30 PM in Hamilton Library to hear a talk on establishing academic identity via ORCID and on open access by Kathleen Luschek, who is an educational specialist, technical writer and a librarian specializing in scientific publications, working in Desktop Network Services department of Hamilton Library, University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Except for giving an overview of ORCID and its importance in the scholarly landscape, Kathleen will show some of its features, including creating a profile and how to import existing publications. Participants of the seminar are encouraged to bring their own devices, in case you are interested …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Conference Paper “Slam”

    Please join us for Monday’s CIS720 seminar on 8/28/2017 (Hamilton Library 3F at 4:40 PM). During this seminar several CIS students will present their experiences and accomplishments gained on the conferences they attended this year. The students who will be presenting in the spirit of “slam” (maximum 5 minutes each) are: Wiebke Reile- with the presentation Television Debate Response Network on Twitter: Exploring #equalpay, presented at International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, California. Nyle Sky Kuawelowa- with the presentation on Collegiate E-sports: As Work or Play, presented at 1st Joint International of DiGra and FDG. Christina Higa- with the presentation Building Healthier Communities: Value Co-Creation within the Chronic …more

  • CIS Student Sky Kauweloa wins Award for Excellence in Teaching

    The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Graduate Council has selected CIS student and School of Communications TA Sky Kauweloa to receive the Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for Graduate Teaching Assistants. This highly competitive award honors the top teaching assistant at UH Mānoa. Sky’s accomplishment highlights the many outstanding teacher-scholars present in the CIS program. He will be honored during the Mānoa Awards Ceremony in Orvis Auditorium on May 1, 2017, at 4 pm.   A description of the award, from the Office of Graduate Education: Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Graduate teaching assistants …more

  • CIS 720 seminar by Dr. Katrina-Ann Kapā Oliveira

    Please join us for Monday’s CIS720 seminar on 3/7/2017 (Hamilton Library 3f) by Dr. Katrina-Ann Kapā Oliveira.   She will speak about her research and the development of her book, entitled Kanaka ʻŌiwi Methodologies: Moʻolelo and Metaphors. Dr. Oliveira is an Associate Professor in the Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language within Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.

  • CIS 720 seminar by Alan Dennis, Ph.D.

    Please join us for a talk by Dr. Alan Dennis at the CIS 720 Seminar. Dr. Dennis is a senior IS scholar at and HICSS Track Chair. His work involves a variety of topics dealing with HCI, collaborative technologies, and behaviors. Title of the talk: Priming and the Design of 3D Virtual Worlds to improve Group Creativity This study examined whether the 3D virtual reality environment in which users work affects their creativity. We tested two theoretically different ways to design the background objects that offered no additional functionality and found that the background triggered different numbers of ideas. I …more

  • CIS 720 seminar by Dr. Anthony Vance

    Please join us for the CIS PHD seminar on Monday 4:30-5:30 in Hamilton Library. Our speaker will be visiting scholar Dr. Anthony Vance. Title: How Do People Habituate to Security Warnings Over Time? Insights from Longitudinal fMRI and Field Experiments   Abstract: Research in the fields of information systems and human–computer interaction has shown that habituation—decreased response to repeated stimulation—is a serious threat to the effectiveness of security warnings. Although habituation is a neurobiological phenomenon that develops over time, past studies have only examined this problem cross-sectionally. Further, past studies have not examined how habituation influences actual security warning behavior …more

  • CIS 720 seminar by Dr. Depeng Li, Internet of Things

    Please join us for another CIS PhD seminar, with title: “Security for Internet of Things and Case Studies” Where: Hamilton LIbrary 3K When: 4:30 – 5:30, Monday Feb 5 The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming an emerging trend and a growing reality in our age. In IoT, a variety of smart objects (things) interacts and communicates with the environment by exchanging the information. Its pervasive presence offers the ability to measure the contextual indicators and to facilitate information sharing by enabling network connections among physical objects. However, the growing importance of Internet of Things (IoT) and its use to …more

  • Kelsea Hosoda awarded the American Indian Science & Engineering Society’s Intel Scholarship

    Kelsea Kanohokuahiwi Hosoda, CIS Ph.D. Student, Instructor, and Graduate Assistant awarded the American Indian Science & Engineering Society’s Intel Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year!

  • Sky Kauweloa recipient of the Dan J. Wedemeyer Excellence in Teaching Award

    Sky Kauweloa is the recipient of the Dan J. Wedemeyer Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching Assistants for year 2016. The Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching Assistants honors a School of Communications Graduate Teaching Assistant and CIS student who has demonstrated outstanding teaching skill and concern for student learning. The award is named in honor of Emeritus Professor Dan J. Wedemeyer, who served as a mentor and model for excellence in teaching for hundreds of graduate students over the course of his career in the School of Communications and t he Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Communication and Information Sciences.

  • CIS720 Seminar by Dr. Marjan Houshmand and talk on research using existing data sets

    Please join us for the CIS720 PhD seminar Hamilton Library 3F 4:30 -5:30 Monday, October 3rd 2016 Dr. Marjan Houshmand will talk about conducting research using existing data sets, the opportunities and the compromises. She will talk about how she developed her dissertation research and continues to develop this research stream after the serendipitous discovery of existing data sets that made her studies feasible. Dr. Houshmand is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Industrial Relations (MIR) in the Shidler College of Business. http://shidler.hawaii.edu/directory/marjan-houshmand/mir