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  • CIS Welcomes Dr. Trisha Lin as Our Seminar Speaker

    We are very pleased to have Trisha Lin as our seminar speaker. Please join us on Jan 17 (Thu) at 4:30 pm. It is sure to be a thought provoking and interesting talk! Topic: Smartphone communication in Asia: Antecedents of mobile dependency and impacts on young adults Abstract: Dr. Trisha Lin will share four survey studies to show her trajectory to develop the line of research on smartphone communication and dependency in Asia. Her first study in Singapore starts from comparing differences of young adults’ smartphone and nonsmartphone use in relation to mobile dependency symptoms. Next, she looked into the relationships …more

  • Crystal Boyce
    CIS 720 Seminar- Talk by Crystal Boyce on Measuring Perceptual (In) Congruence between Information Service Providers and Users

    CIS student Crystal Boyce had given a presentation on the topic of Measuring Perceptual (In) Congruence between Information Service Providers and Users on our seminar recently.    Abstract: This presentation reflects on a case study investigation to define and measure a possible gap in expectations and perceptions of service quality at a joint IT-reference desk in a small university library. The gap in expectations and perceptions was also compared between library service providers and library users, to determine if there were significant differences. The focus will be on situating the investigation within the scholarly conversation about academic libraries, reflecting on …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Talk by Pamela Estell on Employee voice, Engagement, and ICTs

    CIS student Pamela Estell had given a presentation on the topic of Employee voice, Engagement, and ICTs  at our seminar recently.   Abstraction: Effective organizational communication allowing a two-way flow of communication between subordinates and upper management has been shown to foster greater levels of engagement and productivity. This is often referred to as providing opportunities for direct employee “voice.” Understanding the influence and impact of ICTs on employee voice and engagement are critical for the success of modern organizations. ICTs have enhanced the reach, speed, and interaction among employees, and between employees and management. Having observed the success of social …more

  • Dr. Tonia Sutherland
    CIS 720 Seminar- Dr. Tonia Sutherland on “Digital Remains”

    Dr. Tonia Sutherland had given a presentation on the topic of Digital Remains at our seminar recently.     Topic: Digital Remains: Reflections On Race and the Digital Afterlife Abstract: American culture is steeped in the social imaginary of Black death. After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, photographic records of the dead on television and on the Internet proliferated. Depictions of bloated dead bodies floating in the overflowing waters of Lake Pontchartrain and the streets of the Lower 9th Ward could be found everywhere. Adding to the visual horror and spectacle, these lifeless bodies were predominantly, and overwhelmingly, Black people’s …more

  • Philipp Jordan
    CIS 720 Seminar- Talk by Philipp Jordan on Science Fiction, Human-computer Interaction and Computer Science

    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 …more

  • Dr. Brian Butler
    CIS Welcomes Dr. Brian Butler as Our Seminar Speaker

    We are very pleased to have Dr. Brian Butler as our seminar speaker. Please join us on Sept 24 (Mon) at 4:30 pm. It is sure to be a thought provoking and interesting talk! We will have very light pupus in the LIS cafe after Brian’s talk so you can get to know him a bit and schedule a time to talk further with him if you would like.  He is at Shidler until Oct 6th and has an office in C401B. Topic: “Wherever you go, there you are”: Taking the concept of “local” seriously in Library, Information and Computing …more

  • Welcoming New CIS PhD Students

    We are happy to announce that CIS program is having five new Ph.D. students this Fall.  Please join us in welcoming them on Thursday, Aug 16th.    The orientation for the students will be in the Hamilton Library 3F from 1:30 – 2:30.   All fellow CIS Ph.D. students are invited to join us at 2:30 for a chance to meet the new students and let them quiz you about the program on a student-to-student basis.     Also, CIS Faculty is invited to join us at 3:30 to say hello, introduce or reintroduce yourselves to students (and each other).    This …more

  • Philipp Jordan Awarded with Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

    Philipp Jordan, CIS Ph.D. candidate has been awarded a 2018 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship by Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society.   No more than six recipients are selected for this prestigious award each year. The fellowships ($3,000 each) are awarded to promising doctoral students who are working on their dissertations in the library and information science, information studies, informatics, or a related field. Philipp’s dissertation is titled: “A Meta-Study and Content Analysis of Science Fiction in Computer Science Research”, and his work was previously featured in MIT Technology Review. Please see the link for the official announcement. Congratulations …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar- talk by Nalani Balutski on Indigenous Research Methodologies

    Please join us this Monday at 4:30 in HL 3F for the 3rd in a series of presentations on Indigenous Research Methodologies. The presentation will be by Nalani Balutski, who a Research Assessment Specialist at the School of Hawaiian Knowledge, UHM, and co-author of the article, “Kanaka ‘Ōiwi Methodologies”. More about our speaker is available on the following link: Many thanks to Keiki Meyers who has organized these presentations this spring!

  • Kelsea Hosoda’s article on Native Hawaiian Methodology

        CIS Ph.D. candidate Kelsea Hosoda writes about Native Hawaiian culture and it’s place in the scientific discourse in Hawaii Bussiness Magazine.     Papaku Makawalu is a methodology for teaching and understanding Hawaiian culture, including Hawaiian knowledge and values, and Kelsea shows examples of possible usage of this approach in different disciplines.    Read this inspiring article at the following link:   

  • Philipp Jordan’s research featured in MIT Technology Review

    The research by CIS Ph.D. candidate Philipp Jordan gets featured in MIT Technology Review article, the section dedicated to Emerging Technology from the arXiv.   The research by Jordan and his colleagues shows the way researchers involved in human-computer interaction use science fiction in their work.  For more information, please read the full article:   

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer on Hawaiian Epistemology

    Dear CIS students and Faculty, Please join us for a talk by Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer on Hawaiian Epistemology and its purpose for today. Where: Hamilton Library 3F When: Monday, March 12, 4:30 PM Please read more about our speaker and her expertise here.

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Dr Rajib Subba about his “life after PhD”

    Please join us on Monday, March 5th for a talk by our CIS Alum Rajib Subba. Rajib will talk about his “life after PhD” as a “pracademic” — a practitioner/academic. Rastavek, Carpe-Diem “Seize the Tweets” and Beyond This story will explore interplay between research and practices from a pracademic perspective. It’s a story about how dissertation topic was discovered and how that led to growth of knowledge, which ultimately help apply knowledge to practices. It will also include professional work experiences of utilizing ICTs including social media for crisis response during and after 2015 Nepal earthquake. You can find Dr. …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Dr. Julien Gorbach on Media History

    Please join us for a talk by Dr. Julien Gorbach on Monday, Feb 26 4:30 HL 3F “Media History: An Alternative Paradigm for Mass Comm Scholarship, With Examples From My Work.” “Mass communication graduate students are traditionally taught a social-science approach to scholarship. They learn theories, how to operationalize hypotheses with various quantitative methodologies, and alternative qualitative approaches. But media and journalism historians don’t embrace “theory,” and resist being situated along the qualitative/quantitative axis. Instead, we engage with what is known as historiography, which has its own rules and language. I’ll explain the basics of historiography and the major recent …more

  • 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: 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.