Seungwon Yang, PhD

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Seungwon Yang, PhD

Russell B. Long Professor

Associate Professor

PhD: Computer Science, Virginia Tech, 2013

Master's Degree(s): Computer Science, Virginia Tech, 2007

Bachelor's Degree(s): Computer Science, Virginia Tech, 2004

223P Peabody Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
O: (225) 578-7411
F: (225) 578-4581

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Seungwon Yang is a Associate Professor with a joint position in the School of Information Studies and in the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT) at Louisiana State University. He received his PhD, MS, and BS degrees from the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. He aims to provide his students with opportunities to learn about foundational concepts and theories, as well as to gain practical hands-on skills using software tools. For research, he focuses on the topics of crisis informatics, social media, and machine/deep learning. He often collaborates with his colleagues in SLIS and CCT. Especially, he values synergy generated from working together with others when tackle bigger problems. For leisure time, he rides bicycles on the banks of Mississippi river in Baton Rouge, LA.

Courses Taught

LIS 3510 Foundations of Digital Information Organization

LIS 4513 Information Techniques for Social Media

LIS 4900 Fundamentals of Data Curation

LIS 7008 Information Technologies and Systems

LIS 7011 Information Behavior

LIS 7505 Introduction to Digital Curation

LIS 7808 Audio-Visual Technologies for Librarians

Research Areas

Crisis Informatics, Social Media, Machine/Deep Learning, Information Retrieval and Visualization. 

Selected Publications

Yang, S., Ju, B. (2021). Library support for emergency management during the time of natural disasters: Through the lens of public library Twitter data. Library and Information Science Research, 43(1). 

Chung, H., Nandhakumar, S., Yang, S. (2020). GridSet: Visualizing Individual Elements and Attributes for Analysis of Set-Typed Data. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG).

Singh, D., Shams, S., J., Park, S.-J., Yang, S. (2020). Fighting for Information Credibility: AnEnd-to-End Framework to Identify FakeNews during Natural Disasters. (pp. 90-99). Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management (ISCRAM).

Zou, L., Lam, N. S., Shams, S., Cai, H., Meyer, M., Yang, S., Lee, K., Park, S.-J., Reams, M. A. (2019). Social and geographical disparities in Twitter use during Hurricane Harvey. International Journal of Digital Earth, 12(11), 1300-1318.

Youn, C., Das, A. K., Yang, S., Kim, J. (2019). Developing a Meta Framework for Key-Value Memory Networks on HPC Clusters (pp. 1-6). New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery.

Selected Presentations

Yang, S. (Author), Ju, B. (Author & Presenter), Meyer, M. (Author), Hendricks, M. (Author), The 10th ACM Conference on Web Science, "Public Libraries on Twitter: Interacting with Communities in Crisis," Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Amsterdam, Netherlands. (May 27, 2018).

Yang, S. (Author), Stewart, B. (Author & Presenter), The 10th ACM Conference on Web Science, "The Spread of "Fake" and "False" Information During Hurricane Harvey," Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Amsterdam, Netherlands. (May 27, 2018).

Yang, S. (Author), Ju, B. (Author & Presenter), Chung, H. (Author), Association for Library and Information Science Education, "Configuring the Scope of Digital/Data Curation in LIS Education," Denver, CO, United States. (February 6, 2018).

Yang, S. (Author & Presenter), Rizzuto, T. (Author), Singh, D. (Author), Smart Safe Connected Baton Rouge, "Filtering Tweets for Crimes," National Science Foundation (NSF), Baton Rouge, LA, United States. (August 17, 2018).

Selected Grants & Funded Projects

Lam, N. S., Yang, S., Park, S.-J., Reams, M. A., Meyer, M., LSUAM | IBSS-L: Understanding Social and Geographical Disparities in Disaster Resilience Through the Use of Social Media, National Science Foundation (NSF), $834585 awarded. (September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2021).

Lam, N. S., Yang, S., Park, S.-J., Reams, M. A., Meyer, M., LSUAM | RAPID: The Changing Roles of Social Media in Disaster Resilience: The Case of Hurricane Harvey, National Science Foundation (NSF), $199989 awarded. (January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018).

Park, S.-J., Ramanujam, J., Lee, K., Wilmot, C. G., Guin, C. C., Yang, S., LSUAM | SCC-Planning: Promoting Smart Technologies in Public Safety and Transportation to Improve Social and Economic Outcomes in a US EDA-Designated Critical Manufacturing Region, National Science Foundation (NSF), $99932 awarded. (September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018).

Yang, S. Developing an End-to-End Deep Generative Model-based Framework for the Extraction of Biomedical Information. Digital Scholarship Start-up Grant, 60 hours of graduate assistant support.

Selected Professional & Community Service

ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Program Committee Member, 2018.