Marlo Nordt, PhD

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, PhD

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, PhD

Soonil Bae defended his dissertation “Balancing Human and System Visualization during Document Triage” on October 10, 2008. Frank Shipman supervised the dissertation. Congratulations, Soonil!

JCDL 2009 to be held in Austin, TX, June 15-19, 2009

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

YoungJoo Park, Ph.D.

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!