Author: Rubin, Victoria

New FIMS Course on “Misinformation and Viral Deception”, January – April, 2019

In Winter 2019 Dr. Rubin is offering a new special topic interdisciplinary course “Misinformation & Viral Deception (FIMS 9328)”  which will be open to FIMS graduate students, including those interested primarily in journalism and communication, or media studies, or library, information science and technologies. A variety of expertise, backgrounds, and interests in the classroom will Read More …

Presentations at April 2018 FIMULAW, Graduate Interdisciplinary Research Day, London, Ontario

The FIMULAW is an interdisciplinary conference held jointly by the Faculties of Information and Media Studies, Music, and Law at Western University.     The FIMULAW event “provides graduate students and faculty members across our three faculties the opportunity to work together to address shared concerns which merit novel, interdisciplinary responses”. Several LiT.RL lab members Read More …

Rubin Interviewed by de Volkskrant, Dutch Morning Newspaper

In early September 2018 Dr. Rubin was interviewed by Niels Waarlo, Techjournalist De Volkskrant. Rubin and Waarlo exchanged several e-mails and on September 14, 2018 Waarlo published an article in the Dutch newspaper, De Volkskrant, a daily morning newspaper with a circulation of about 250,000. The piece is about the difficulties with creating online detectors Read More …

Cornwell and Rubin to Present on Native Ads at HICSS2019, Maui

The Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-52) will take place in January 2019 in Maui, Hawaii. HICSS prides itself as “the longest standing scientific conference in the information systems and technology field.”  According to the Wikipedia page about HICSS, it is “the top IS conference in terms of citations as recorded by Google Read More …

Rubin will Participate in the Newhouse/iSchool Lecture Series, Syracuse University

On Tuesday, October 16, Dr. Rubin will be joining two other panelists at Syracuse University in the Newhouse/iSchool Lecture series panel on “Fake News, Language Analysis and Online Influence.” Moderator: Lu Xiao, associate professor, iSchool Other Panelists are: Rosanna Guadagno, researcher, Online Social Influence Lab, Stanford University Lillian Lee, professor, computer science and information science, Read More …