• December 14, 2012 - It was a good year for the lab in CHI papers-land. Xuan Zhao, Niloufar Salehi, Sasha Naranjit, Sara Alwaalan, Steve Voida, and Dan Cosley have a CHI 2013 paper around understanding the use of social media data for current performance, long-term exhibition to others, and personal archiving, which is super-sweet. Dan also has papers with Ge Gao, Hao-Chuan Wang, and Sue Fussell on using highlighting to support machine translation, and with Vera Khovanskaya, Eric Baumer, Steve, and Geri Gay on designing personal informatics systems that raise awareness of the underlying infrastructure.
  • October 11, 2012 - Hao-Chuan Wang and Tina (Chien Wen) Yuan got full papers accepted at CSCW 2013. Hao-Chuan's, about how machine translation, particularly asymmetric translation, can support multilingual teams. Tina's, about the pressures and problems that immigrants to a new culture and language face when talking informally in their new organization. It's nice getting some cross-cultural work in with Sue Fussell.
  • April 10, 2012 - Good news for Amit Sharma, who was selected as a winner of the Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges competition this year.
  • February 15, 2012 - Good news for Liz Murnane, a first year PhD here who was selected for the MSR Graduate Women's Scholarship for 2012.
  • January 30, 2012 - DanCo was selected as a faculty fellow for the Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences for Spring 2013. It's very cool as a recognition of how information science can contribute there, a little feather in my cap, and a chance to go back to the place which, through the collaborations I formed on the Getting Connected: Social Science in the Age of Networks project, is a major reason why I got hired here.