Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Feb 11, 2013
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Room 338), DeWitt Wallace Library

Shilad Sen, Math, Computer Science, and Statistics, will present "Understanding Wikipedia." Wikipedia's four million articles constitute the most widely read reference on the web. During my sabbatical last year Sen immersed himself in Wikipedia. He explored Wikipedia's article quality norms, measured the gender gap among editors, and mined semantic knowledge from Wikipedia to power his Macademia website. This talk will describe these projects, and tell the story of how Sen came to research Wikipedia.  All faculty are welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Adrienne Christiansen, ext. 6714

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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