SLIS welcomes Dr. Xi Niu as a new faculty member beginning in the Fall 2012 semester. She will join the SLIS IUPUI faculty to teach SLIS S503: Organization and Representation of Knowledge and Information, and S511 Database Design during the Fall semester. She will teach S533 Online Searching in the Spring 2013 semester.
Dr. Niu is a 2012 Ph.D. graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Before the Ph.D. degree, she has a B.S. and M.S. degree in engineering in China.
Her research is concerned with helping people retrieve information. Her major areas are information systems evaluation and innovative technologies used in libraries; particularly how people interact with innovative library catalogs and how innovative catalogs help people. Her dissertation research focuses on faceted search used in web-based library catalogs.
As a graduate student, she has published many refereed research papers in top journals and conferences, such as JASIST, IPM, and SIGCHI. She has won several awards and grants from the UNC and the LIS society, such as the Future Faculty Fellowship Award, Carnegie Graduate Student Grant.
Posted June 26, 2012