The UT iSchool is pleased to welcome Byron Wallace, who will be joining us this fall as an assistant professor. His research interests are in data mining/machine learning and natural language processing, with an emphasis on applications in health. Byron is presently a research assistant professor at Brown University, where he is based in the Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice and is also affiliated with the Brown Laboratory for Linguistic and Information Processing (BLLIP) in computer science.
Even digitized, unprocessed sound collections, which hold important cultural artifacts such as poetry readings, story telling, speeches, oral histories, and other performances of the spoken word remain largely inaccessible.
Have you noticed that Dr. Bias has been gone since June 1? (If you have not noticed, please don't tell him.) Randolph has been off on a Faculty Research Assignment at the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC). With his time there about up, we asked him to share with us how his experience has been.
Sam Burns: So, what have you been doing in Pensacola, mostly just fishing and sunbathing?
Assistant Professor Matt Lease has accomplished a rare feat for a young faculty member, securing three prestigious early career awards in one year from federal government agencies. "To receive one career award from a federal funding agency is recognition of early prominence and a strong predictor of future scholarly impact," said Dean Andrew Dillon. "To receive three, all in one year, is unprecedented in my experience.
Millions of gigabytes of sound are stored on servers across the Internet in the form of digital files containing music, spoken word, and video. This explosion of available digital sound recordings is a boon to cultural scholars, but searching through the files for discernible patterns is like looking for needles in a haystack.
The iSchool's 2013 Convocation, held on May 18 in the AT&T Conference Center Amphitheatre, honored our graduates from Spring 2013, August 2012 and December 2012. Guest speaker Ambassador Sichan Siv addressed the audience with the compelling tale of his incredible journey to success - and what most would term the quintessential American dream.
Most people assume that Amazon.com's massive online workforce is anonymous, but a study by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and five other universities has uncovered a security vulnerability that makes it relatively easy to uncover many workers' personally identifying information.
The egalitarian spirit of the South By Southwest conference encourages anyone to attend and participate. "Anyone" includes information professionals in libraries, archives, museums, and information technology - all view it as an opportunity to promote core community issues such as open access, copyright, design, and digital stewardship to a receptive tech community.