Dr. Mostafa Becomes New Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology (JASIST)

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST)  which is part of the Wiley Online Library.  In 2014, the official name of the journal was changed to Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Dr. Mostafa started in the job last year. The news announcement can be found here: https://sils.unc.edu/news/2015/Editor-in-Chief-of-JASIST

Dr. Mostafa Joins the Information Processing & Management Journal as an Editor

Dr. Mostafa has joined the editorial board of the Information Processing & Management journal, a publication of Elsevier.

Carolina Health Informatics Program Launches New PhD Program

Carolina Health Informatics Program launches a new PhD program in Health Informatics at UNC-Chapel Hill
The field of health IT is diverse, rapidly changing, and covers numerous areas of scholarship.

New PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Biomedical and Health Informatics

New PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship training program in biomedical and health informatics launches in UNC-Chapel Hill.

Dr. Mostafa and Dr. Jacek Gwizdka Publish a Seminal Paper

Dr. Mostafa and Dr. Jacek Gwizdka publish a seminal paper in the newly launched community and conference focusing on information-human interactions and search behavior:

Mostafa, J., & Gwizdka, J. (2016). Deepening the role of the user: Neuro-physiological evidence as a basis for studying and improving search. In CHIIR 2016 – Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (pp. 63-70). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. DOI: 10.1145/2854946.2854979

Dr. Vincent Carrasco attended the ACM SIGIR

Dr. Vincent Carrasco, Postdoctoral Student at LAIR, presented and lead a discussion session at the ACM SIGIR meeting in Santiago, Chile. Read more.

“Identifying Neurological Patterns Associated with Information Seeking…” paper was presented at NeuroIS 2015, Gmunden, Austria

The paper presents new data using fMRI method on differentiated hemispheric patterns associated with topical and factual information seeking.

More information at NeuroIS.org

Co-organizing ACM SIGIR Workshop, “Neuro-Physiological Methods in IR Research,” Santiago, Chile

Please join this exciting forum to be held in the gorgeous Campus “Casa Central” of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC Chile) and will be held in conjunction with the 38th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference. This campus is located in Av. Alameda 340, in Santiago Downtown, Chile. The workshop organizers are:

Jacek Gwizdka, NeuroIR2015@gwizdka.com
School of Information, University of Texas at Austin

Joemon Jose, Joemon.Jose@glasgow.ac.uk
School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow

Javed Mostafa, jm@unc.edu
Biomedical Research & Imaging Center, School of Medicine & the iSchool, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Max Wilson, Max.Wilson@nottingham.ac.uk
Computer Science, University of Nottingham

More information Neuro-Physiological Methods in IR Research – a 2015 SIGIR Workshop

ICIS 2015 Conference: Exploring the Information Frontier

Prof. Mostafa is an associate editor for the upcoming ICIS 2015 Conference: Exploring the Information Frontier.

Interested in being a reviewer?  Please sign up here.