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 - Dying in the Digital Age: Navigating the Intersection of Memory, Social Media, and Death

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

Xiaowen Guo -Information and Digital Merchandising

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


4:45 Symposium Awards   

*Poster Session Presenters 

Ryan Fellers-The Relevance of Language and Geography in Social Media Networks

Jessica Mortensen- She Snapped™: A Study of Non-Prototypical Pronoun Usage

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