Challenges in Identifying and Interpreting the Nature of Cocitation Clusters

25/09/2009 - 10:15
Seminar Topic: 
Seminar and Workshop Series 2009
Speaker: 
A/Professor Chaomei Chen
Speaker: 
Associate Professor, College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University
Abstract: 
A critical and challenging step in analyzing cocitation networks is to identify and interpret the nature of various patterns of aggregation and their interrelationships. In this talk, I will identify some of the fundamental challenges and explain how these challenges may hinder the sense making process of a cocitation analysis. Then, I will introduce a multiple-perspective analytic process and demonstrate additional insights one may obtain using the new perspective.
Speaker's biography: 
Dr. Chaomei Chen is associate professor in the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University. He is a Chang Jiang Scholar at Dalian University of Technology, China since 2008 and has been a visiting professor at Brunel University in the United Kingdom (2002-2008). He received his bachelor degree in mathematics from Nankai University, China, his master's degree in computation from the University of Oxford and his doctorate in computer science from the University of Liverpool. His research interests include information visualization, visual analytics, knowledge domain visualization, mapping scientific frontiers, and theories of scientific discoveries. Dr. Chen is the author of Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon (Springer 2004, 2006) and Mapping Scientific Frontiers: The Quest for Knowledge Visualization (Springer 2003). He is the founder and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Information Visualization (Palgrave-Macmillan). He is an editorial board member of Journal of Informetrics. He received the 2002 ASIST/ISI Citation Research Award. He is a member of the Thomson Scientific Strategic Advisory Board. He is the principal investigator of research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other sponsors. His earlier research was funded by the European Union, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK), and the Library and Information Commission (UK). Dr. Chen created the widely used software CiteSpace for visualizing and analyzing emerging trends in scientific literature.
Location: 
The University of New South Wales, Kensington
Location Details: 
Room 2063, Level 2, Quadrangle Building