Research & Employment Opportunities
Graduate Assistantships are Available Now!
Interested students are urged to contact the faculty and students listed below or Prof. Paul Kantor, to learn more about the projects, and about graduate study in our Ph.D. program.
There are many excellent opportunities for doctoral level study and research with members of the LIS faculty at SCILS. We do research, at the school's Alexandria Project Laboratory, in the areas of: Indexing and Retrieval of Dynamic Brain Images, DIMACS Monitoring Message Streams: Retrospective and Prospective Event Detection, High Quality Interactive Question Answering, Economics of Information and Internet Commerce; Information Finding and Information Retrieval; Valuing Library and Information Services. Much of our work is interdisciplinary, and so various kinds of undergraduate and Master's level education provide a good foundation for these diverse areas. Relevant foundational studies are listed with each area below.
Follow this link to an abstract describing the project.
Follow this link to read about DIMACS.
Our project on developing natural language technology, to allow
intelligence analysts and other users of information systems to pose questions
and obtain relevant, factual answers, or the assistance they require in order
to perform their tasks, is a subawarded to Rutgers
University by SUNY/Albany (Primary Investigator: Tomec Strzalkowski) and headed by Prof.
This project includes development of a novel system, and extensive evaluation and implementation studies.
It has been described in ___________________________________________
articles and reports in the general press, and will be ready for
____________________________ public use in _______________.
Economics of Information/Internet Commerce
Our project on economically rigorous evaluation
of the cost-effectiveness of America's largest research libraries is headed by
Our project on adaptive pricing, a new concept for maximizing revenue from
sales on the Internet is headed by Prof.
Relevant Educational Foundations: Economics; Operations Research; Industrial Engineering
[Both descriptions need to be updated. Were the papers from the conference ever published?]
Our project on finding information on the Internet, and in other networked
environments, (the "AntWorld" project) is headed by Prof.
Our ongoing work a new approach, called "data fusion" to improve
information retrieval, is described in numerous articles and reports in the Text Retrieval Conferences. Headed by Prof.
Relevant Educational Foundations: Librarianship; Computer Science; Psychology; Human Factors (Industrial Engineering)
[Is the research still ongoing? Does this need to be updated?]
Valuing Information Systems
This study of the value and impact of giving patrons direct Internet access
to special collections of rare material is headed by Prof.
This study involves some 200 users of 10 corporate libraries is directed by
This research asks whether statistically significant conclusions can be
drawn from the results of the Text Retrieval
Conferences. Headed by Prof.
Relevant Educational Foundations: Librarianship; Economics; Statistics; Philosophy; Sociology.
[Are any of the previous 3 descriptions current? Were papers mentioned in the descriptions ever published?]
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Last updated on: 9/20/2005 2:10 PM