|North Campus Building Room 256
Phone: 519-661-2111 x88507
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
I teach Database Management Systems (LIS9731), Human-Computer Interaction (LIS9706), Web Usability (LIS9724), Programming for Library and Information Sciences (LIS9741), and Research Methods and Statistics(LIS9004).
Data of various formats are becoming digital, accessible, and sharable in a fast pace like never before. I have become increasingly interested in the research studies about curating and analyzing data sets of diverse format in different domains. My research activities focus on analytics and visualization of textual data sets and heterogeneous data sets that include audio, video, and textual data. Some of my recent publications in these topics include (Xiao & Askin, in press; Xiao, Luo, & High, 2013).
My secondary research interests include understanding information behavior in crowdsourcing activities (e.g., Xiao, in press), and design for community-based informal learning (e.g., Xiao & Carroll, 2007; Xiao, Farooq, Caroll, & Rosson, 2013).
Hey, T., Tansley, S., & Tolle, K. (2009) The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery. Microsoft Research.
Xiao, L., & Carroll, J. M. (2007). Fostering an Informal Learning Community of Computer Technologies at School, Behaviour & Information Technology, 26(1), 23 – 36
Xiao, L., Farooq, U., Carroll, J. M., Rosson, M. B. (2013). The Development of Community Members’ Roles in Partnership Research Projects: An Empirical Study, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64, 2340–2353
Xiao, L., Luo, Y., & High, S. (2013). CKM: A Shared Visual Analytical Tool for Large-Scale Analysis of Audio-Video Interviews, at workshop “Big Data and the Humanities” IEEE Big Data 2013 (Oct. 6 – 9, Santa Clara, CA, USA)
Xiao, L., & Askin, N. (in press). What Influences Online Deliberation? A Wikipedia Study, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
Xiao, L. (in press). The Effects of Rationale Awareness in Online Ideation Crowdsourcing Tasks, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
Please check out my research lab's web site for details of our research projects~ Human-Information Interaction Research Lab