Category: Announcements

Team Talk at the FIMS Seminar Series

Strategies That Sell: Revealing Deceptive and Misleading Practices in Digital Media Wednesday, March 7, 2018 @12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in FNB 4070 Presented by Victoria Rubin, Yimin Chen, Sarah Cornwell, Toluwase Asubiaro and Chris Brogly Abstract In this team-talk FIMS LiT.RL lab researchers will discuss manipulative components of digital news, from seemingly harmless to Read More …

Talk at IEEE Women in Engineering: Algorithms with a Moral Compass

Come join the London sections of IEEE Women in Engineering, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Young Professionals for “Algorithms with a Moral Compass: Detecting Lies, Satire, and Clickbait” with Victoria Rubin, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information & Media Studies and Director of Language & Information Technology Research Lab, Western University. When: Tuesday, Jan. Read More …

New Hire at LiT.RL

We welcome our (relatively!) new Graduate Research Assistant, Chris Brogly! Chris joined our team last summer. As of this fall, in the new academic year 2017/2018, he has become a full-time Doctoral Student in the Health Information Science program at FIMS, and he will continue his work at the lab. Chris is implementing the Clickbait Read More …

Satire Detector Launched

Satire Detector was officially released on April 10, 2017. It is a part of a study at Western University. If you’d like to participate, you could experiment with the tool by submitting some news pieces for us to determine whether they are satirical or legitimate news. It would greatly help us in improving our training Read More …

Student Poster Session: Multilingual Access

On December 6th, 2016 (Tue) ⑨:00 – ⑪:50 a.m. we will be holding Student Poster Session on MULTILINGUAL INFORMATION ACCESS in various global contexts. Western FIMS & Linguistics and broader community welcome! See course description here. Location: Graduate Research Center, Faculty of Information Media Studies, 2nd floor, North Campus Building, Western University. See our posters Read More …

Rubin Received 2016 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Victoria Rubin is a proud recipient of the 2016 FIMS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching “in recognition of outstanding contributions to the academic development of students in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies” at Western. Please see Teaching Philosophy, courses taught, and student supervision in the LiT.RL lab. “Much gratitude to my colleagues Read More …