Marlo Nordt defended her dissertation on July 31, 2008, and will be awarded the PhD in December 2008. Marlo’s dissertation is titled “VAST: A Human-Centered, Domain-Independent Video Analysis Support Tool.” Congratulations, Marlo!
Jie Deng defended her dissertation October 3, 2008, and will be awarded the PhD at December’s ceremony. Jie’s dissertation is titled “Facilitating Reading through a Theme-Drive Approach.” Congratulations, Jie!
Soonil Bae defended his dissertation “Balancing Human and System Visualization during Document Triage” on October 10, 2008. Frank Shipman supervised the dissertation. Congratulations, Soonil!
The ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries will be held in Austin, TX, in 2009. JCDL is the preeminent international research conference in the Digital Library area. The CSDL is pleased to be joining with the University of Texas School of Information in organizing this meeting. For details on the conference and submissions see http://www.jcdl2009.org/
CSDL student Chiao-Fang Hsu received the department’s Spring 2009 poster competition award for work she is carrying out jointly with Elham Khabiri, the primary author of the research. The work is advised by Dr. James Caverlee. The details are at http://www.cse.tamu.edu/news/items?id=2249 Congratulations to all!
YoungJoo Park successfully defended his dissertation on February 6, 2009, and will be awarded the Ph.D. in May. YoungJoo’s dissertation is titled “Augmenting Users’ Task Performance Through Workspace Narrative Exploration.” Congratulations, YoungJoo!
Congratulations to Frank Shipman, who has been awarded ACM Distinguished Scientist status. Details can be found at http://awards.acm.org/homepage.cfm?awd=157