Research seminars - SIS Seminar Series

The McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) presents research colloquia throughout the year with Canadian and international guest speakers. These free talks highlight innovative research topics and developments in the field of information studies.

The seminars are open to students, university staff and faculty, alumni, and members of the public. SIS PhD and master's students are strongly encouraged to attend. As seating is limited, please arrive early to secure a seat.

We look forward to seeing you there!

2015/16 seminars

April 14, 2016


Discovering Social Interaction Mechanisms and Diffusion Networks in Online Social Networks
William K. Cheung, Visiting Professor, McGill School of Information Studies and Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University
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April 1, 2016


Conceptually Framing Surprising Qualitative Research Findings
Charles Cole, Researcher and Affiliated Member, McGill School of Information Studies
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Feb. 26, 2016 12:30-2:00

The DRAW Project: Data Rescue: Archives and Weather
Victoria Slonosky, Visiting Scholar, McGill School of Information Studies; Canadian Historical Climate Data Rescue Project
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Nov. 13, 2015 12:30-2:00

The Research Program of the Distributed Digital Music Archives and Libraries Laboratory
Ichiro Fujinaga, Associate Professor, Music Technology Area, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
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Oct. 9, 2015 12:30-2:00

Civic Participation in an Era of Geospatial Web and Open Data
Renée Sieber, Professor of Geography and Environment (jointly appointed), McGill University
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Sept. 24, 2015 11:00-12:30

Children's Privacy Protection Engine for Smart Anthropomorphic Toys
Patrick C. K. Hung, Faculty of Business and IT, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
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2014/15 seminars

Jan. 15, 2015 12:30-2:00

ICT Economics: Economic Effects and CO2 Emissions Reduction of Trusted Third Party Digital Repositories
Wankeun Oh, Visiting Professor, McGill School of Information Studies and Professor, Dept. of Economics, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea
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Nov. 21, 2014 12:30-2:00

The Experience Sampling Method and its Assets for Soundscape Research
Jochen Steffens, postdoctoral researcher, Multimodal Interaction Laboratory
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Nov. 6, 2014 12:30-2:00

Trust, Organizational Culture, and Knowledge Sharing
Max Evans, McGill School of Information Studies
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Oct. 3, 2014 12:30-2:00

Evaluating Information Security Risks
Anton Stiglic, Loto-Québec
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2013/14 seminars

Aug. 1, 2014 2:00-3:00

Semantic Visualization in Data Mining
Hady Lauw, Singapore Management University                 
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Mar. 28, 2014 12:30-2:00

Applying Data Mining to Real-Life Crime Investigation
Benjamin Fung, McGill School of Information Studies
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Mar. 14, 2014

Digital Devices in Archive Reading Rooms: Assessing Regulations in the TARO Archives
Unmil Karadkar, University of Texas at Austin
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Mar. 14, 2014 12:00-1:00

Computational Privacy: Two Fundamental Problems
Reza Shokri, Institute of Information Security, Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich
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Feb. 21, 2014 2:00-3:00

Big Data and Privacy
Noman Mohammed, NSERC postdoctoral fellow, McGill School of Computer Science
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Nov. 29, 2013 12:30-2:00

Big Data, Analytics, and Intuition-Based Decision Making
Jay Liebowitz, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Graduate School of Management & Technology at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
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Oct. 31, 2013 12:30-2:00 The Epistemological Dimension of Knowledge Organization
Richard Smiraglia, Visiting Professor and member of the Information Organization Research Group, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Oct. 25, 2013 12:30-2:00

Convergence & Challenges in Information Studies: Is There a New Profession?
Geneviève Eustache, Canadian Museum of Civilization
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Unless otherwise specified, the SIS Seminars are held at the School of Information Studies, Room 106, 3661 Peel. 


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