Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Nina Jaswal at Online Information

Nina Jaswal, a student on the Department's BSc in Information Management, contributed to a panel session at this year's prestigious Online Information conference in London in December.

"I talked about communication tools used by Generation Y and how Generation X and Y diiffer. It was an interactive panel, with question and answer taking up most of the session. I discussed different ways tools such as social networking can be incorporated in organisations to help them be more effective."

Other panelists were from Chartered Institute of Management, TFPL and AAIPharma Deutschland GmbH.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Mark Sanderson gives invited talks in Kolkata and Tokyo

Mark Sanderson is giving an invited talk at the 1st Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE) in Kolkata, India. The talk is on his recent work in diversity in search results.

Mark is then speaking at the NTCIR meeting in Tokyo.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

FP7 project OrganiK now underway

FP7 project OrganiK, which aims at the development of a knowledge management framework and system for knowledge intensive SMEs in Europe, is now underway. DIS will be coordinating the activities involved in the state-of-the art review, qualitative case studies on collaborative work practices at SMEs and evaluation of project results.

DIS participation will be undertaken by KIM research group members Dr. Ana Vasconcelos (coord.), Dimitris Bibikas and Tim Zijlstra, in close collaboration with Dr. Iraklis Paraskakis at affiliated research centre SEERC in Greece.

Dimitris Bibikas is PhD candidate at DIS and research associate at SEERC, in Greece. The OrganiK project framework stems directly from some of his PhD results.

Tim Zijlstra has recently joined DIS as research assistant, having finished the MSc. in Information Management with distinction. Before coming to Sheffield he worked in various roles in libraries as well as working as an information manager in secondary education in the Netherlands.

More details on the project, its consortium and activities can be found at http://www.organik-project.eu/

MSc student publishes dissertation work

Monica Lestari Paramita has just had her paper accepted for the European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2009) one of the 3 best information retrieval conferences. The paper described her dissertation work on spatial diversity in search results.

Monica was a student on the MSc in Information Management.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

PhD student, Richard Martin wins prize

Richard Martin won a best oral presentation prize at the Young Modeller's
Forum (www.mgms.org) in London on Friday November 28th for his talk:

"Wavelet Compression of GRID Fields for Similarity Searching and Virtual Screening"

Close to 40 abstracts were submitted; 12 chosen for oral presentation; and 3 chosen
for prizes.

Well done Richard!