Talk: Measuring Scholarly Impact and Beyond

Monday, Apr 6th 2015 at 12:30 PM
Woodburn Hall 200
Ying Ding
Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing

Abstract: Measuring scholarly impact is becoming crucial for funding allocation, tenure-related promotion, and strategic planning. With the ever-increasing power of computing technology and vast amount of available enriched unstructured and structured data, measuring scholarly impact is moving from a simple counting of numbers, to utilizing topic and entity metrics for in-depth semantic measures of knowledge usage and diffusion, to finally enable knowledge discovery. This talk will showcase examples to demonstrate this paradigm shift, and presents exciting research outputs as well as prototype tools, ready for further development and deployment.

Bio: Dr. Ying Ding is an Associate Professor at School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University. Previously she worked as a senior researcher at the University of Innsbruck, Austria and as a researcher at the Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has been involved in various NIH, NSF and European-Union funded projects. She has published 170+ papers in journals, conferences and workshops. She is the co-editor of book series called Semantic Web Synthesis by Morgan & Claypool publisher. She is co-author of the book "Intelligent Information Integration in B2B Electronic Commerce" published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. She is also co-author of book chapters in the book "Spinning the Semantic Web" published by MIT Press and "Towards the Semantic Web: Ontology-driven Knowledge Management" published by Wiley. She is the editorial board member of four top journals in Information Science and Semantic Web. Her current research interest areas include social network analysis, Semantic Web, citation analysis, knowledge management and application of Web Technology.