Research

Research Interests:

As a multidisciplinary scholar, my research interests include multimedia information organization and retrieval, scaling of users’ information needs/perceptions, & use/acceptance/adoption and impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

 

Research Projects:

2007 - 2008

A comparative study of flickr tags and index terms in general image collections
A study to determine if there is a difference between flickr tags and index terms in general image collections. Funded by the University at Albany; FRAP B.

2006

Use and impact of the internet across the digital divide: A two country longitudinal study within the framework of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT)
A study was proposed to design an instrument and test the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) using two samples from opposite ends of the digital divide. Proposal submitted for funding [funds not received].

2003 - 2004

Human Similarity Judgments versus Entropy-based Similarity Measures of Images: An Exploratory Study
A study conducted to see if entropy-based features of images and similarity measures based on the geometric models of similarity match human similarity judgments of pairs of images. Funded by the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge (TxCDK), University of North Texas.