Lauren Britton is a doctoral candidate in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. She has a M.S. in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University (2011) and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Art History from Muhlenberg College (2005). Her research lies at the intersection of human computer interaction and social theory, with particular interest in feminist science and technology studies and ubiquitous computing. Lauren’s dissertation work explores the relationship of the human body and embedded/implanted technology. Prior to starting her PhD, Lauren worked as a public librarian where she designed and developed library makerspaces.
Billy Ceskavich is a masters student at the iSchool. As a Faculty Assistant to Bryan Semaan and Jeff Hemsley, Billy serves as the lead developer of STACK, out tool for social data collection and analysis.
Brian Dobreski is a Doctoral Student at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. He received his B.Mus. from Nazareth College, and his MSLIS from Syracuse University. His research interests involve the Semantic Web potentials for cultural heritage institutions’ data. Prior to returning to the School of Information Studies as a PhD student, Brian worked as a catalog librarian for Eastman School of Music and Syracuse University. He has also been an adjunct instructor for LIS courses since 2013.
Dr. Nancy McCracken is a Research Associate Professor who also teaches courses in the iSchool. Her general research interests are in applying the principles and tools of computational linguistics to making information accessible and understandable for people. Recent research projects includes an NSF funded project for using natural language processing and machine learning to assist social scientists in content analysis of text, an NSF funded project for building a qualitative data repository and a study of the language patterns of using Twitter to engage in politics.
Mook Tanupabrungsun is a Ph.D. candidate at the iSchool. She mainly works with Billy and Jeff to help build STACK.