InfoSeeking lab is situated in School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University. The lab is run by Dr. Chirag Shah, and includes several PhD, Masters, as well as undergraduate students. The funding for the lab, more than a million dollars so far, has come from federal agencies such as NSF, IMLS, and Smithsonian Institution, as well as private organizations such as OCLC, Amazon, Google, and Yahoo! Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter .

Following are the core objectives of this group in the context of information seeking/retrieval/behavior:

  • Promote independent research among students (undergrads as well as grads) and faculty.
  • Read and discuss scholarly articles.
  • Engage in sharing and discussing research ideas and explore collaborative research opportunities.

There are several research projects relating to information seeking/retrieval/behavior and social media this group is engaged in, including collaborative information seeking, social Q&A, human-computer interaction (HCI), search strategies, and browsing behaviors. Interested in joining the lab as a funded student or a volunteer? Contact us!

For Summer 2015, the lab meetings will be every Thursday at noon in InfoSeeking Lab (Room 303) in the SC&I building.

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