Active Grants

Current grant-funded research projects at SILS

Presented in alphabetical order by faculty member's last name.

Modeling Cross-Component Effects in Aggregated Search Prediction and Evaluation

Investigator: Jaime Arguello
Funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award
Announcement from SILS

Enhancing Tradecraft Documentation

Investigator: Jaime Arguello
Funded by North Carolina State University

Search Assistance Using Search Trails

Investigator: Rob Capra
Funded by National Science Foundation (NSF)
Announcement from SILS

Knowledge Representation and Re-Use for Exploratory and Collaborative Search

Investigator: Rob Capra
Funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award
Announcement from SILS  

Developing Youth Data Literacies through a Visual Programming Environment

Investigator: Sayamindu Dasgupta
Funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)
Announcement from SILS

Using an Emerging Condition to Understand Health Information Use, Diagnostic Delay and Health Services Utilization

Investigator: Mary Grace Flaherty
Funded by Medical Library Association (MLA) Lindberg Research Fellowship
Announcement from SILS

Deconstructing Information Poverty: Identifying, Supporting, and Leveraging Local Expertise in Marginalized Communities

Investigator: Amelia Gibson
Funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Early Career Award
Announcement from SILS
Community Equity, Data & Information Lab (CEDI) Lab website

NC Pregnancy & Birth Journeys Project

SILS Investigator: Amelia Gibson
Funded through an ongoing partnership with the 4th Trimester Project, supported by a Health Services and Resources Administration-funded Maternal Health Innovation Award to the NC Department of Public Health.
Announcement from SILS
NC Pregnancy & Birth Journeys Project website

Scalable Visual Analytics for Semi-Structured Longitudinal Event Data

Investigator: David Gotz
Funded by RTI University Scholars Program
Announcement from SILS

Contextualization Methods for High-Dimensional Exploratory Visual Analysis and Selection

Investigator: David Gotz
Funded by National Science Foundation (NSF)
Announcement from SILS
Visual Analysis and Communication Laboratory (VACLab) website

Visual Data Exploration for Integrated Structured/Unstructured Analysis

Investigators: David Gotz and Yue (Ray) Wang 
Collaboration with the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences at NC State University; funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Announcement from SILS

Information Seeking Behavior of Academic Scientists

Investigator: Brad Hemminger
Funded by Ochiltree Foundation

Project READY – Reimagining Equity and Access for Diverse Youth

Investigator: Sandra Hughes-Hassell
Funded by Institute of Museum and Library Science (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Announcement from SILS
Related story from SILS
Project READY website

Understanding Workers' Transition to Digital Labor Jobs

Investigator: Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi
Funded by the NC Policy Collaboratory
Announcement from SILS

RATOM: Review Appraisal and Triage of Email

Investigator: Cal Lee
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Announcement from SILS
Related Story from SILS
RATOM website

BitCurator.Edu: Advancing Digital Forensics Education for Libraries and Archives

Investigator: Cal Lee
Funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Announcement from SILS
BitCurator.edu website

Center for Information Technology and Public Life (CITAP)

SILS Investigators: Zeynep TufekciGary Marchionini, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Francesca Tripodi
Funded by Knight Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and Luminate
Announcement from SILS
CITAP website

Equity in the Making: Investigating Spatial Arrangements of Makerspaces and Their Impact on Diverse User Populations

Investigator: Marijel (Maggie) Melo
Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award program
Announcement from SILS
Equity in the Making website

Baseline Library of Undergraduate Metrics on Education and Research (BLUMER)

Investigator: Javed Mostafa
Funded by the National Science Foundation’s EArly-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) program

ENABLE: Extensible Network – Accessible Biomedical & Health Informatics Long-term learning Environment

Investigator: Javed Mostafa
Funded by United Health Foundation
Announcement from SILS
ENABLE website

iCare: Intelligent Clinical Decision Support Based on Adaptable, Rule-based, and Extensible Platform

Investigator: Javed Mostafa
Funded by Optum Technology, Inc.

An Interdisciplinary Program for Advanced Training in Health Data Analytics

Investigator: Javed Mostafa
Funded by NIH T-15 Training Grant
Related story from SILS
Related story: Terika McCall earns first PhD in health informatics

Cyber Training: DSE: Cyber Carpentry: Data Life-Cycle Training using the Datanet Federation Consortium Platform

Investigator: Arcot Rajasekar
Funded by National Science Foundation(NSF)
Announcement from SILS
Related story from SILS
Cyber Carpentry website

Neurobridge: Connecting Big Data for Reproducible Clinical Neuroscience

SILS Investigators: Arcot Rajasekar and Yue (Ray) Wang
Funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Announcement from SILS 

The Future of Youth Public Librarian Education

Investigator: Brian Sturm
Co-Investigators: Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Sayamindu Dasgupta, and Casey Rawson
Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Science (IMLS) National Leadership Grants Program
Announcement from SILS
Future of Youth Public Librarian Education website

Research on Platform Surveillance and Authoritarianism

Investigator: Zeynep Tufekci
Funded by The Democracy Fund

Artificial Intelligence and Power: A Conceptual, Empirical, and Practical Examination

Investigator: Zeynep Tufekci
Funded by Omidyar Network