Organization profile

Organisation profile

The knowledgegroup Science and Information Studies (SIS)

The objective of Science and Information Studies is to develop knowledge about scholarship and informational dynamics in all their forms and configurations. The knowledge group combines studies of academic and societal networks of humanities scholarship and beyond with research on intelligent access, prediction, analytics and ethics of information in the face of large amounts of data.

The central task of the knowledge group is to develop methods to understand, analyse and reflect upon the co-production of impact of scholarly activities and understanding their value in society as well as to produce actionable insights from the analysis of information and the practices surrounding it.

The most important activities of the knowledge group are to:

  • Build the meta-research field and catalyse new research to help develop the scientific and societal understanding of humanities.
  • Provide policymakers, foundations and research leaders with the skills and knowledge needed to support the development of high-quality humanities research
  • Facilitate and study how the humanities influence the wider society and examine opportunities and barriers for cross-fertilization and collaboration.
  • Capture the nonlinear chains of causation in the way humanities impact society, including the development of new impact metrics that reflect the dynamic nature and complex interdependencies of humanities and society.
  • Derive actionable insights from large-scale user behaviour data.
  • Study the information (seeking) behavior and user experience of users of complex information systems
  • Improve user experience in digital interactive information-heavy environments, such as domain-specific information retrieval or recommender systems
  • Carry out predictive analytics and visualization of high-dimensional complex datasets in new forms of community knowledge creation such as ‘smart citizen’ participation, energy use, and research participation.
  • Develop timely, accurate and context-aware access to large information collections
  • Improve bibliometric indicators
  • Online/offline behaviour and decision making
  • Study ethical aspects of ‘Big Data’ research, AI and Internet behaviour

The Science and Information Studies Group will explore the possibilities for setting up novel educational programmes and elements within topics such as science advice, science communication, science studies and data-driven decision-making.

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    Projects

    Research Output

    Evaluation of open data opportunities and usability of the school friendly open data web interface in public schools

    Saddiqa, M., Magnussen, R., Larsen, B. & Pedersen, J. M., 2020, (In preparation) In : Computers & Education. 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    Factuality Checking in News Headlines with Eye Tracking

    Hansen, C., Hansen, C., Simonsen, J. G., Larsen, B., Alstrup, S. & Lioma, C., 25 Jul 2020, Proceedings of the 43rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. Association for Computing Machinery, p. 2013-2016 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

  • Hands-free but not eyes-free: A usability evaluation of siri while driving

    Larsen, H. H., Scheel, A. N., Bogers, T. & Larsen, B., 14 Mar 2020, CHIIR 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval. Association for Computing Machinery, p. 63-72 10 p. (CHIIR 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval).

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

  • Prizes

    Best Reviewer – Runner-Up

    Bogers, Toine (Recipient), 4 Oct 2018

    Prize: Conference prizes

    Best Reviewer

    Bogers, Toine (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Conference prizes

    Best Paper Award

    Bogers, Toine (Recipient) & Vivien Petras (Recipient), 23 Mar 2017

    Prize: Conference prizes

    Activities

    • 12 Conference organisation or participation
    • 11 Membership of committees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar
    • 8 Organisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars
    • 1 Membership of research networks or expert groups

    Nordic Workshop on Bibliometrics and Research Policy

    Birger Larsen (Organizer) & Poul Meier Melchiorsen (Participant)

    27 Nov 201929 Nov 2019

    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

    ComplexRec 2019: Third Workshop on Recommendation in Complex Scenarios

    Marijn Koolen (Organizer), Toine Bogers (Organizer), Bamshad Mobasher (Organizer) & Alexander Tuzhilin (Organizer)

    20 Sep 2019

    Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

    RecSys 2019: 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems

    Toine Bogers (Organizer)

    16 Sep 201920 Sep 2019

    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

    Press / Media

    Falske nyheder fanger ikke

    Birger Larsen

    17/09/2020

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Øjenbevægelser afslører fake news

    Birger Larsen

    07/09/2020

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Studie: Øjet bruger mindre tid på 'fake news'-overskrifter

    Birger Larsen

    19/08/202025/08/2020

    4 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media