Projects

Shah, C., Hendahewa, H., & Gonzalez-Ibanez, R. (In Press). Rain or shine? Forecasting search process performance in exploratory search tasks. To be published in Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology (JASIST).
In this work, we investigate individual searcher situation where our objective is to detect potential problems before they happen and provide appropriate recommendations to address those problems. The article has been accepted in JASIST, and should be available soon.

Gonzalez-Ibanez, R., Shah, C., & White, R. (2015). Capturing collabportunities: A method to evaluate collaboration opportunities in information search using pseudo-collaboration. Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology (JASIST), 66(9), 1897-1912.
In this work, we look at how we could recommend a searcher to collaborate with someone as early as possible in their search process. The article has been accepted in JASIST, and should be available soon.

Soulier, L., Shah, C., & Tamine, L. (2014). User-Driven System-Mediated Collaborative Information Retrieval. Proceedings of ACM SIGIR 2014 Conference. Gold Coast, Australia: July 6-10, 2014.
In this work, we investigated how quickly with as little data as possible, we could figure out the roles that individuals play in a collaborative project, and use that information to enhance that collaboration.

Hendahewa, C. & Shah, C. (2013). Segmental Analysis and Evaluation of Exploratory Search Process. Proceedings of IEEE's 12th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA). Miami, FL: December 4-7, 2013.
This is a first step toward using tinyDATA ideas for evaluation and predictions in exploratory search.