The Information Without Borders Conference committee is thrilled to announce Victoria Rubin as a keynote speaker for the 2017 conference.
Victoria L. Rubin is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies and the Director of the Language and Information Technologies Research Lab (LiT.RL) at the University of Western Ontario. She specializes in information retrieval and natural language processing techniques that enable analyses of texts to identify, extract, and organize structured knowledge. She studies complex human information behaviors that are, at least partly, expressed through language such as deception, uncertainty, credibility, and emotions. Her research on Deception Detection has been published in recent core workshops on the topic and prominent information science conferences, as well as the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Her 2015–2018 project entitled Digital Deception Detection: Identifying Deliberate Misinformation in Online News is funded by the Government of Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant. For further information, see http://victoriarubin.fims.uwo.ca/