Health INCITE COVID Campus Reopening Summer Projects Final Review: COVID WarRoom/COVID Back-to-School (20 Aug 2020)

Please join us for a final review of our IDEA Health INCITE COVID Campus Reopening Summer Projects. During this half-hour our students presented their Summer 2020 work on the COVID WarRoom and COVID Back-to-School predictive modelling apps.

NOTE: Recording of these group presentations were split into two half-hour recordings.

Health INCITE COVID Summer Projects Final Review: COVID Twitter (20 Aug 2020)

In this exploratory study, we scrutinize a database of over 1 million tweets collected across the first five months of 2020 to draw conclusions about public attitudes towards the preventative measure of mask usage during the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent months, a body of literature has emerged to suggest the robustness of trends in online activity as proxies for the epidemiological and sociological impact of COVID-19.

Health INCITE COVID Campus Reopening Summer Projects Final Review: De Densification (19 Aug 2020)

Please join us for a final review of our IDEA Health INCITE COVID Campus Reopening Summer Projects. During this hour our students presented their Summer 2020 work on campus "de-densification" and WiFi monitoring, including building and campus flow, classroom occupancy, and "SafeStudent" applications.

NOTE: Recording of these group presentations were split into two half-hour recordings.

Health INCITE COVID Campus Reopening Summer Projects Final Review: WiFi Monitoring (19 Aug 2020)

Please join us for a final review of our IDEA Health INCITE COVID Campus Reopening Summer Projects. During this hour our students presented their Summer 2020 work on campus "de-densification" and WiFi monitoring, including building and campus flow, classroom occupancy, and "SafeStudent" applications.

NOTE: Recording of these group presentations were split into two half-hour recordings.

COVIDMINDER Web Application

John Erickson, of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute (RPI), is the lead engineer of COVIDMINDER--a graph and map-based visualization tool for COVID-19 statistics across the nation, by state and by county, with daily updates. COVIDMINDER is an outgrowth from MORTALITYMINDER which graphs and maps the demographics of mortality disparities. These projects are under the Health INCITE program at RPI with Dr. Kristen Bennett, and is funded by the United Health Foundation.

Sibel Adali

Sibel Adali
Associate Dean of Science for Research and Graduate Studies

Sibel Adali is a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which she joined in 1996 after obtaining her PhD from the University of Maryland. Her work concentrates on cross-cutting problems related to trust, information processing and retrieval, and social networks. She has worked as the ARL-lead Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA) wide Trust Coordinator and the Social and Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) Associate Director. She is the author of the book "Modeling Trust Context in Networks", which was published by Springer in 2013. At Rensselaer, Adali served as the Associate Head and Graduate Program Director of the Computer Science Department 2015-2018. She currently serves as the Associate Dean of Science for Research and Graduate Studies. She teaches the introductory problem solving course in Computer Science as well as courses in databases. In 2015, Adali received the Trustees' Outstanding Teacher Award, the highest teaching award given by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

 

Education

Ph.D. 1996, Computer Science Department, University of Maryland at College Park, USA MS. 1994, Computer Science Department, University of Maryland at College Park, USA B.S. 1991, Computer Engineering and Information Science Department , Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Focus Area

Trust, Social Networks, Databases

Selected Scholarly Works

Sibel Adali, "Trust Context in Networks", Springer 2013.

Jin-Hee Cho, Kevin Chan and Sibel Adali, "A Survey on Trust Modeling", Computing Surveys, 48(2), 2015.

Ben Horne, Will Dron, Sara Khedr and Sibel Adali, "Assessing the News Landscape: A Multi-Module Toolkit for Evaluating the Credibility of News", WWW 2018 Conference.

Sujoy Kumar Sikdar, Byungkyu Kang, John O'Donovan, Tobias Hollerer and Sibel Adali, "Understanding Information Credibility on Twitter", in Proceedings of SocialCom 2013, Best paper award.

Sibel Adali, Fred Sisenda and Malik Magdon-Ismail, "Actions speak as loud as words: Predicting relationships from social behavior data", Proceedings of the WWW 2012 Conference

Spring 2020 TWed Virtual Lightning Talks

Plan to join us for a very, VERY special TWed as the Tetherless World Constellation holds a "virtual" version of our end-of-term Graduate Research "Lightning Talks." TWed Lightning Talks are a great way for the TWC community and friends to learn of the wide range of amazing research happening in the Tetherless World, and "a good time is had by all!"