CIL is a research group at George Mason University located in Fairfax, Virginia, who studies the dynamics of local communities, technology-enabled groups, and information infrastructures using computational methods and socio-technical approaches.
Myeong receives a Best Paper Reviewer Award from the Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST '23).
CIL congratulates undergraduate student, Victoria Gonzales, who has been accepted as a Program Analyst at the National Science Foundation (NSF).
CIL congratulates the ASSIP 2023 interns (Megan, Stephen, Linh, and Leyat) on their successful presentation of their ChatGPT-related YouTube Data Analysis results at the ASSIP Final Presentation Event.
CIL congratulates Ph.D. student Julia Hsu who receives a GRA award from GMU's Center for Advancing Human-Machine Partnership (CAHMP) and the Provost Office as part of the CAHMP Seed grant.
CIL welcomes undergraduate student Rodrigo Plaza, who will work on community informatics projects as an OSCAR Undergraduate Research Assistant.
CIL welcomes four interns, both high school and college students, for the Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP)!
CIL is grateful to the Center for Advancing Human-Machine Partnership (CAHMP) for their support of our social capital research through a seed grant.
Ph.D. student Julia Hsu presents a paper on Meetup groups' geospatial and ecological features at the International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T) at Lahti, Finland.
CIL congratulates Nnamdi Ojibe and Joel Adeniji on their successful completion and graduation in Computer Science!
Myeong receives the OSCAR Mentoring Excellence Award from George Mason University, thanks to the undergraduate researchers at CIL.
CIL is grateful to the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD) for their generous support of our project aimed at understanding the information ecology of disability services in Virginia.
CIL congratulates the ASSIP 2022 team on making the finalists for the Award for Best Poster (top-5) at the iConference 2023.
Myeong and his collaborators, Richard and Ms. Robinson, present their work on the impact of urban renewal at the City of Asheville's Community Reparation Commission meeting.
CIL's graduate and undergraduate students present five posters at the Innovation Week event (a.k.a., I-Week) hosted by the College of Engineering and Computing, showcasing their ongoing research projects.
CIL welcomes Latifah Abubakr who begins her Ph.D. journey at the IST department and M.S. students Tulsi Shrivastava and Merlin Kolli who will work on social computing and civic data projects.
Students from the AIT722: Theories and Models in Geo-Social Data Analytics course crunch numbers and build map-based web applications to help address local community issues. Check out their final projects.
Myeong gives an invited talk on information ecology at the Information Access Summit in Richmond, Virginia, organized by the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.
Ph.D. student Julia Hsu presents a paper on a computational model for measuring public service quality at the International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 22) at Glasgow, U.K.
CIL welcomes undergraduate student Nnamdi Ojibe who will work as a Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) Undergraduate Research Assistant on civic data projects.
CIL's Ph.D. Students are selected as Student Volunteers at ACM RecSys 2022 (Julia and Hiba) and ACM CSCW 2022 (Jinyi).
CIL welcomes undergraduate student Joel Adeniji who will work on developing the map-based system for visualizing information deserts in people's use of Boston's 311 system.
We are grateful to the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Program for their generous support of our project on designing the future of risk prediction IT in fire departments.
CIL will collaborate with Arizona State University on identifying and minimizing biases in social service provisioning systems, thanks to the generous support from the National Science Foundation's DASS program.
We are grateful that our paper on social justice in Boston's 311 system receives the Best Full Research Paper Runner-Up from European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).
CIL welcomes six undergraduate interns for the Summer Team Impact Program (STIP) and four high school interns for the Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP)!
Ph.D. student Hiba Siraj, Myeong, and collaborators discuss a paper on informal risk work during COVID-19 at the Work in the Age of Intelligent Machines (WAIM) Summer Conference in Washington D.C.
Myeong gives an invited Special Lecture on Word Embedding Models at the Kyungbook National University's iSchool.
Myeong becomes a core faculty member at GMU's Center for Advancing Human-Machine Partnership (CAHMP).
Myeong gives an invited talk on the competition structures of local groups on Event-based Social Networks at Myongji University's Department of Computer Science.
We are grateful to receive a Summer Team Impact Award from GMU Provost Office (OSCAR) to host an undergraduate research internship at GMU in Summer 2022 .
CIL welcomes Master's student Ishana Shinde and undergraduate student Victoria Gonzales who will work on the 4-VA project.
Myeong presents a paper on Boston's 311 data analysis at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
CIL congratulates Ph.D. student Jinyi Kim who receives a GRA award from GMU's Center for Advancing Human-Machine Partnership (CAHMP) to work on the Remapping Southside Community project.
CIL welcomes Matt Willis and Jinyi Kim who start their Ph.D. journey at the IST department.
Myeong gives an invited BK21 Special Lecture on Digital Curation Methods at the Kyungbook National University's iSchool.
We are grateful for receiving a 4-VA Collaborative Research Grant to conduct a pilot study on community-level Human-AI collaboration on Event-based Social Network platforms.
Katie and Myeong present a CHI paper on risk perception during the COVID-19 pandemic and receive an Honorable Mention Award!
Ph.D. student Mark Peterson presents a paper on multi-generational stories of urban renewal at the iConference 2021.
CIL welcomes Master's student Samriddhi Dashora who will work on the NSF CIVIC project.
We are grateful for receiving an CIVIC Innovation Challenge Stage 1 (planning) Grant from National Science Foundation to study people's civic technology reappropriation processes during a public health crisis.
CIL welcomes Hiba Siraj who starts her Ph.D. journey at the IST department.
Consequential, a Carnegie Mellon's Podcast, covers Myeong's discussion on information deserts in their episode, "Is Information Democratized?"
Myeong gives an BK21 Plus invited talk at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ulsan, South Korea.
We welcome CIL member Julia Hsu who continues her research in the Ph.D. program at the IST department.
Myeong presents a paper on cultural activity diversity at the iConference 2020.
Our lab members, Julia, Vikas, Suhasini, Mark, and Bez present two research posters at the Engineering Week, GMU.
A student team led by Master's student Julia Hsu wins the Winner Award from the Wells Fargo Campus Analytics Challenge.
Myeong gives a talk on the value-sensitive design of a historical data platform at the Humanities-Centered Design Seminar at GMU.
If you are interested in joining or collaborating with CIL, contact the CIL Director through email, please.