Activities

Presentations

Watch my lecture at MITH in 2013 on Vimeo.

May 6, 2014. Pecha-kucha presentation at the Urban Beers event in the Tuenti office of Barcelona (Spain): Digital Cosmopolitans: How Language Communities Connect in the Social Network of Multilingual Twitter Users.

April 23, 2013. Presentation at the Digital Dialogs of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH): Multilingual Users of Twitter: Social Ties Across Language Borders or How a Story Could Travel the World.

January 17, 2013. Presentation at Yahoo! Research Barcelona seminar (Spain): Multilingual Users of Twitter: Social Ties Across Language Borders or How a Story Could Travel the World.

April 11, 2012. Presentation at the Graduate Research Interaction Day, University of Maryland: Multilingual Use of Twitter (award recipient).

February 24, 2012. Presentation at the Doctoral Research Day, Maryland iSchool: Multilingual Communication on Twitter (PDF).

February 17, 2012. Presentation at the Information Access Seminar, UC Berkeley School of Information: Multilingual Social Tagging of Art Images: Cultural Bridges and Diversity.

January 12, 2012. Presentation for the Ontology Engineering Group at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain): The Language of Art Images: How to leverage multilingual social tags in digital image collections? (PDF in Spanish).

January 10, 2012. Presentation at Seminario Mavir in UNED (Spain): A Study of Multilingual Social Tagging of Art Images: Cultural Bridges and Diversity.

June 8, 2011. Presentation at the Indianapolis Museum of Art: The Language of Art Images: What to expect of bilingual social tags in online museums? (PDF).

May 13, 2009. Presentation at Seminario Mavir in UNED (Spain): Access to Multilingual Digital Libraries.

Teaching and Outreach


Irene giving a talk in a Workshop for High School students

Outreach workshop for High School students.

April 13, 2012: guest lecturer at the course LBSC625 Information Policy, invited by Dr. Katie Shilton, Maryland iSchool. Lecture topic: International Information Policy.

February 24, 2012: Teaching with Language Scientists at the outreach workshop for Northwood High School (group topic: Multilingual Technology).

February 1, 2012: blog post at Follow the Crowd.

February 25, 2011: Teaching with Language Scientists at the outreach workshop for Northwood High School (group topic: Computational Linguistics).

Learning


Irene at Summer Social Webshop

Photo by Mark Smith at the Summer Social Webshop, available on Flickr.

Fulbright seminar NYC 2010

Fulbright seminar on Social Entrepreneurship.

March 4-7, 2014: Attended the iConference at Berlin, Germany and participated in the workshop Breaking Down and Building Up: Accelerating Sociotech Scholarship in the iSchool Community, coordinated by Prof. Ingrid Erickson.

April 27–May 2, 2013: Attended the International ACM conference on Computer–Human Interaction (CHI) at Paris, France, and participated in the workshop Designing Social Media For Change.

May 22-23, 2012: Attended the Human–Computer Interaction Lab Symposium, University of Maryland; in particular, the tutorial on Designing for Human Values by Jes A. Koepfler, Prof. Katie Shilton, Clay Templeton, Prof. Kenneth R. Fleischmann, and the workshop on User Assessments of Usability: The QUIS and the SUMI and beyond by Prof. Jurek Kirakowski (University College Cork) and Prof. Kent Norman.

May 5-10, 2012: Attended the International ACM conference on Computer–Human Interaction (CHI) at Austin, TX, U.S. Courses on: Global User Experience Strategies by Tony Fernandes, and Evidence–based Social Design of Online Communities by Profs. Robert Kraut and Paul Resnick.

February 11-15, 2012: Participated in the Doctoral Colloquium of the International ACM conference on Computer–Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) at Seattle, WA, US.

August 23-26, 2011: Attended the Summer Social Webshop at the University of Maryland, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Google, Grand and Intel. Please find all the details on the official webpage and on the Computing Community Consortium Blog: “Future leaders of social media research gathered at the University of Maryland at College Park Aug. 23-26 to hear from top researchers about Technology-Mediated Social Participation…

May 7-12, 2011: Attended the International ACM conference on Computer–Human Interaction (CHI) at Vancouver, Canada.

March 25-27, 2010: Attended a Fulbright Enrichment Seminar in New York City: Global Challenges, Local Solutions: Fostering Change through Social Entrepreneurship. The seminar focused on the areas of environmental sustainability, public health, education, and economic and social equity.

September 11-13, 2008: Attended the eResearch Conference at the Oxford Internet Institute, UK.

Volunteering and Service


Irene volunteering at HCIL symposium

Volunteering at HCIL symposium

Starting June 2014: reviewer for the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST).

Fall 2014: reviewer for the International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructure Research – IJSDIR.

Fall 2013 and 2014: reviewer for the International ACM conference on Computer–Human Interaction 2014 and 2015.

Spring 2011–Spring 2012: student representative at the Research Committee of the College of Information Studies (iSchool), University of Maryland.

November 17, 2011: volunteered at the Future of Information Alliance Launch Week, University of Maryland.

May 25-26, 2011: volunteered at the Human–Computer Interaction Lab Symposium, University of Maryland.

October 2007–August 2008: student representative at the Staff and Student Committee of the Information School, The University of Sheffield.


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