The Spring 2015 issue of Carolina Scientific includes a story on search engine behavior research written by Kimberly Hii, a student in the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) program at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS). The story focuses on research being conducted at the Interactive Information Systems Lab and features an interview with SILS professor Diane Kelly.
Hii is a rising senior from Singapore who is double majoring in information science and computer science. She said she first took an interest in how people look for, interact with, and make sense of information while working at her high school library. “My time at SILS has helped me become more aware of and sensitive to the role of information in both professional and personal contexts,” she said.
Carolina Scientific is a magazine written by undergraduate students about ongoing scientific research at UNC-Chapel Hill. Hii had previously written another story on an information science topic for the Fall 2013 Carolina Scientific issue. To read her latest article, “Google it Under Pressure: Behavioral research improves search engine technology,” visit http://issuu.com/uncsci/docs/cs_spring_2015_final_for_web and click to page 39.