The purpose of this seminar is to enable the participants and interested individuals to learn more about the teaching and research capacity in the Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies (GLIS) at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), and hopefully to achieve collaboration at the strategic level. Two scholars from GLIS, Professor Hsiao-Tieh Pu and Associate Professor Ming-Hsin Phoebe Chiu will each give a 30-minute talk on their recent research. Professor Pu’s talk will focus on Social Search in a Mobile Environment. She will share her view on information technology evolution and human behavior change in a mobile world. Further, she will highlight some important trends and research issues on related topics, and elaborate their implications to applications like Social Filtering and Social Question & Answering services. In Professor Chiu’s talk, she will share her research interests in analyzing user-generated health data in a variety of forms, including online physician ratings, online health consultations, and more, and provide insights into how the patients’ wisdom may inform better health information service design.
<p>Dr. Hsiao-Tieh Pu is a full Professor at GLIS, NTNU. She received her Ph.D. degree in Information Management from National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, and Master in Library & Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. She currently serves as the Associate Dean of College of Education in NTNU, with specific interests and mission in connecting international relations in higher education. She has served previously as the Chair of GLIS. Her research interests center on web information retrieval and user studies to improve web information services, and to integrate the web innovative culture into library services for research, learning and enjoyment. She has published extensively in a range of information science journals like <em>JASIS&T</em>, <em>JoIS</em>, presented numerous papers in international conferences like <em>ASIS&T</em>, <em>ICADL</em>, <em>iConference</em>, and undertaken research projects funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, R.O.C. She has been actively involved with academic as well as professional activities, such as serving on the editorial board of 5 scholarly library and information science journals in Taiwan, serving on program committee of international conferences like <em>ICADL</em>, <em>ASIS&T</em>, and chairing research & development committee of library associations in Taiwan as well as serving on consulting committee for library-related communities like National Central Library, National Archives Administration, National Development Council.<br /><br /></p>
<p>Dr. Ming-Hsin Phoebe Chiu is an Associate Professor at the Graduate Institute of Library and Information Studies, National Taiwan Normal University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Library and Information Studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently services as the Executive Editor for <em>Journal of Library and Information Science Research</em>, published by Library Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and has previously served as the Chinese Editor for <em>Journal of Library and Information Science</em>. Her research interests are consumer health informatics, social informatics, and information behavior. Her favorite movie is the Lord of the Ring trilogy and Pan’s Labyrinth.<br /><br /></p>