Organizers

Milligan - PictureIan Milligan is an assistant professor of Canadian and digital history in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo. He is principal investigator of the Web Archives for Historical Research group, which is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. At the University of Waterloo, he focuses on how historians can meaningfully create, use, and analyze web archives.

 

 

Portrait-nathalie-black-286x300Nathalie Casemajor is assistant professor in communication studies in the department of social sciences at the University of Québec in Outaouais (Canada). She holds a PhD in communication from Université du Québec à Montréal and a doctorate in information and communication sciences from Université Lille 3 (2009). She was postdoctoral fellow at McGill University (department of art history and communications studies) and at the national institute of scientific Research (INRS – Montreal, Urbanization, culture and society research centre) as well as a visiting scholar at the New York University (department of media, culture and communication). Her work focuses on digital culture, archives and collective memory. She is a member of the Wikimedia Canada Board.

 

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Jimmy Lin is the David R. Cheriton Chair in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. His research aims to build tools that help users make sense of large amounts of data. He works at the intersection of information retrieval and natural language processing, with a focus on large-scale distributed algorithms and infrastructure for data analytics.

 

 

Matthew Weber is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Information. He received his PhD in 2010 from the Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Southern California. Matthew utilizes mixed methods in his work, including social network analysis, archival research and interviews. Recently, he has been working to develop new methodology for utilizing large-scale big data for tracing organizational processes. His research has led to the development of a series of tools that enable researchers to access data made available by the Internet Archive.

 

worby_nicholas-247x300Nicholas Worby is the Government Information & Statistics Librarian at the University of Toronto’s Robarts Library. He provides reference and instruction for government information, statistics, and data. He also coordinates the University of Toronto Libraries’ web archiving program. His current research interests include web harvesting, the creation of data sets for text mining and analysis, and visualizing web archive data.