McGill jumps 12 places in global university rankings
In separate a ranking, 10 academic subjects at McGill were rated among the top 50 in the world
Library and Information Studies ranked 38th globally and 2nd in Canada. More information in the reporter article here!
The School of Information Studies is very pleased to announce that Prof. Benjamin Fung has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor. Prof. Fung is a stellar researcher and holder of the CRC Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity. He has an outstanding and seemingly unstoppable successful track record in grantsmanship.
Prof Catherine Guastavino's research on quieted city sounds during lock down has been featured several times this past month in the news and on the radio. Read or listen more about this new research here!
SIS is very excited to welcome Gracen Brilmyer as Associate Professor (Special Category) starting August 1, 2020
SIS Director Prof Kimiz Dalkir to collaborate on a project helping Canadian citizens critically assess and become resilient against harmful online disinformation
Prof. Kimiz Dalkir will be part of a collaborative project to help Canadian citizens critically assess and become resilient against harmful online disinformation: ”Développement et expérimentation d’outils éducatifs pour contrer la désinformation en ligne chez les jeunes adultes”. The $205,742 project is funded for two years (2019-2021) by Canadian Heritage under the Digital Citizenship program and will be led by PI Prof.
The McGill Student Chapter of ASIS&T is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 13th Annual EBSI-SIS Student Symposium on April 17th, 2020. Please see the attached call for proposals for submission details (deadline is March 17th). You can also register without presenting
Tune in to hear Prof Guastavino discuss her research and the effects of noise pollution in the city. The interview will be available online a few days after the broadcast
Health insurance data are complex and large in volume. Finding the fraudulent claims is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Funded by the NSERC Engage Grants, SIS Faculty Member Benjamin Fung will start a new collaborative project with Segic, a software company that offers technology platforms and management services for the collective insurance industry.
SIS Faculty Member Benjamin Fung and his research team DMaS are collaborating with the Defence Research & Development Canada (DRDC) to develop an AI-powered interactive platform to understand the inner workings of software binaries, including both benign and malicious software.
Profs. Evans and Frissen recently presented their work on knowledge sharing at the the 19th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2018) in Padua, Italy. Their paper "The strength of strong ties you can trust: Re-examining the mediating role of trust in effective knowledge sharing" (Evans, Frissen, & Choo, C.W., 2018) can be found in the conference proceedings: pp.
Congratulations to Prof. Evans for being appointed to CIRMMT as a full faculty member
Dr. Alexandre Fortier and Dr. Elaine Ménard received The Best Overall Paper award for the highest ranked submission at the 46th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) for their paper entitled "Quelles données satisferaient les utilisateurs de sites web de musées?". Award papers are being presented on the first day of the conference (May 30, 2018) between 10:00-noon.
SIS Faculty member Benjamin Fung appointed Associate Editor at the Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society
Prof. Benjamin Fung has been appointed Associate Editor at the Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society (SCS) for a 3-year term from December 2017. SCS is an international journal focusing on fundamental and applied research aimed at designing, understanding, and promoting environmentally sustainable and socially resilient cities.
The School of Information Studies is pleased to announce that on December 8, 2017 Jonathan Dorey successfully defended his PhD in the School of Information Studies at McGill University.
The Fourth Annual “Best Paper in Knowledge Organization Award” for Volume 43 (2016) has been awarded to:
Elaine Ménard, Nouf Khashman, Svetlana Kochkina, Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno, Patricia Velazquez-Morales, Fen Zhou, Pierre Jourlin, Priyanka Rawat, Peter Peinl, Elvys Linhares Pontes and Ilaria Brunetti (2016) .“A Second Life for TIIARA: From Bilingual to Multilingual!” Knowledge Organization 43 no. 1: 22-34.