2019 Symposium Schedule 
Time UNT Union Room 382 UNT Union Room 381
8:00 Breakfast/ Registration Check-In  

Offical Welcome 

Dr. Shobhana Chelliah


Keynote: “I’ll Do It Myself!” And Other Strategies in Karuk Language Documentation and Revitalization

Susan Gehr

10:15 Break Break

Session 1A: Indigenous Languages, Indigenous Knowledge

Sumshot Khular- Lamkang Indigenous Knowledge on ‘Chukpaa’ (Justicia adhatoda)

Levi Acord -Developing a Software Tool to Create a Crossword Puzzle Game

Louriyam Bebica -Study of Folktales to identify Indigenous Knowledge of Khurkhul

Session 1B: Data Science

Schenita Floyd -A High Level View of Data Visualization and its Impact on Big Data

Sahar Behpour, Deepti Shrirang Vispute, Abbas Goudarzi, Suliman Hawamdeh -Employer's perspective on Data science

Neslihan Gurol - Understanding the Transformation, Representation and Processing of Data in Health Care

11:00 Break Break

Session 2A: Linguistics

Kristen Acker -The Functions of Self-Reference Pronouns in Hitler's Speeches

Amayrani Montoya -Language Discrimination on Twitter

Steven Richards -Acquisition of Grammatical Gender in German L2 Learners

Session 2B: Health Informatics

Katie Pierce Farrier - Wikipedia as a Reliable Consumer Health Resource

Xiaoyu Zhang - Determinants and Patterns of Mental Illnesses Detection among Tech Workers: A Machine Learning Approach

Neslihan Gurol -  Physician-Patient Information Exchange: Factors impacting Healthcare Delivery   


Poster Lunch Session*

Introduction by UNT College of Information's Dean Kinshuk 


Session 3A Panel: Promoting Partnership and Interdisciplinarity for LIS Education

Dr. Daniel Alemneh

Dr. Oksana Zavalina

Mark Phillips

Dr. Rose Baker

Dr. Alexis Palmer

Session 3B: Education and Information 

Jodi L. Mata -Teacher Perceptions of Student Engagement as Related to Technology Implementation in the Classroom

Jaime Reborn -Interactive Multimedia For Children's Adult-assisted Instruction: A Qualitative Study

Mark Osborne -Learning Theory’s Impact on Industrial Instructional Design and Delivery

Jennie Larry Johnson -K-12 Personalized Learning Communities: A Systematic Literature Review
2:00 Break Break

Session 4A: Archives 

Hannah Robbins Hopkins - Storage on the Server Farm: Data Center Infrastructure in the United States

Shannon Willis, Marcia McIntosh -What do people want? A user study to establish cultural heritage scrapbook digitization practices

Ana Roeschley -Mediation in the Participatory Archive

Hannah King -Teaching with special collections in higher education: Towards increased collection usage and primary source literacy

Session 4B: Information and Media

Tara Zimmerman - Communicating in a Facebook World: Understanding Information Behavior of Social Media Users

Bethany Caye Radcliff - Platformed Postmortem: The Power of Facebook Over Memory Practices

Nicole Bank and Manish Vaidya -Effects of Delay on Search Engine Choice

Amanda Hovious - Legitimation Code Theory: A Promising New Framework for Interdisciplinary Information Science

3:05 Break Break

Session 5A: Information, Nuance, and Complexity

Malak Khader -Information Literacy and Its Influence on Religiously-Enforced Cultures

Sahar Behpour, Abbas Goudarzi -Modeling the complexity of legal cases using the Diffusion Entropy Analysis

Dhivya Chinnappa, Srikala Murugan -Extracting possession duration and possession co-existence

Session 5B: Artifical Intelligence and Augmented Reality

Jaime Reborn -Chatbots and the Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Implementation of Instructional Techniques for Post-Secondary Education

Jaime Reborn -Academic Expectations of Artificially Intelligent Technology

Mark Osborne -Integrating Augmented Reality in Instructional Design and Industrial Applications

Hannah Robbins Hopkins - Feminization of Expertise: Artificial Intelligence Coded Female in Domestic Space

4:10 Break Break

Dissertation Lightning Talks 

Dhivya Chinnappa -Extracting possessions

Hammad Khan - Understanding the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) of Data Professionals in United States Academic Libraries

Nicole Bank -The effects of facilitating access to research on client outcomes: A study of knowledge translation in Behavior Analysis







Symposium Awards 

Dr. Yunfei Du


Closing Remarks 

Dr. Jiangping Chen




*Poster Session Presenters 

Christine Carr- "It's gonna be A Wild Ride™": A discourse approach to the productivity of the trademark symbol in discourse

Jared Kelly-Comparing the Lexicons of Debating Republicans and Democrats

Rhianna LaValla-Authorship Attribution for Insider Threat Detection and Deception

Karina Ramos- Increased use of Visual and Auditory Readers by the Visually Impaired

Hanan Alasmari- How to Manage and Analyze Visual Reviews by Online Consumers.


Kalyana Kamakshi- Best Practices of File Structures for Data Analytics

Adil A. Khan-Digital Tutor

Dhivya Chinnappa and Srikala Murugan- Extracting Possessions from Text: Images Complement Language

Erin DeWitt Miller-Relevance Criteria and Online Video: An Exploratory Study

Abidemi Atolagbe-Olaoye- Identifying the information needs of Nigerian immigrant: A Dervin/Maslow combined-model approach

Chinami McLain- Image and Language Going Together Like a Horse and Carriage: Meme as a Unit of Analysis

Kristy Wahlert and Ashley Balcazar- The Passive Side of Sexual Violence: A Linguistic Analysis of the ICTY “Landmark Cases”

Mary Burke- Information-Seeking Behavior of Speakers of Endangered Languages: An Anthropological Approach

Abdulrahman Habib and Abdulrahman Alothaim- Toward a Unified Open Government Data Assessment

The MIRS 2019 Organizing Committee is
Ana Roeschley, Committee Chair
Malak Khader
Mary Burke
Tara Zimmerman 
Amanda Hovious
Sahar Behpour
Katie Pierce-Farrier 
Pranathy Enamela
Dr. Jeonghyun (Annie) Kim
Dr. Daniel Alemneh
The MIRS 2019 Organizing Committee would like to thank Susan Gehr, Dr. Jiangping Chen, Dr. Shobhana Chelliah, Dr. Kinshuk, Dr.Yunfei Du, Dr. Shawne Miksa, LeAnne Coffey, Nancy Herod, Janenne Pryce-Henry, Rochelle Sykes, Dr. Rose Baker, Melissa Robinson, the UNT College of Information, the UNT Department of Information Science, UNT ASIS&T, SLANT, the Eagle’s Nest Fund, the UNT Graduate Student Council, and our faculty advisors, Dr. Jeonghyun (Annie) Kim and Dr. Daniel Alemneh.