Research Areas

Social Informatics

Brian performs research and consulting in social informatics with a focus on human computer interaction. Specifically, this research investigates implications of social technologies as they affect online conversation.

Areas of Inquiry

  • Advances in online collaboration software and technologies
  • Advances in teaching and learning technologies
  • Pattern discovery and data mining of online conversations

Mobile App Development:

Recent publications:

  • “Effects of recommendations on message quality and community formation in online conversations,” Education and Information Technologies, 26 (1), 49-68
  • “Real-Time Visualization to Improve Quality in Computer Mediated Communication,” Web Intelligence, v18(1), 2020.
  • “Integrating Learning Analytics to Measure Message Quality in Large Online Conversations,” Proceedings of Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 53), January 7-10, 2020, Wailea, HI, USA.
  • “Affordances of Recommender Systems for Disorientation in Large Online Conversations,” Journal of Computer Information Systems, April, 2019.
  • “Constructing Speq-DB: A Simple Program for Enhancing Quality in Online Discussion Boards,” SAGE Student Research Conference, Broome Library, California State University, Channel Islands, May 6, 2017. Also presented at Southern California Conference in Undergraduate Research (SCCUR), University of California, Riverside Nov. 12, 2016 and Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Conference, Long Beach, CA, Oct. 13-15, 2016.
  • “Social Networking Strategies for Non-Profits,” CI Celebration of Service, Grand Salon, California State University, Channel Islands, May 4, 2017. Technical report available online at http://blog.socialxyz.com/social-networking/.
  • “Converting Social Networking Software into Course Management Software,” SocialXYZ Blog Post created Jun. 28, 2017 and available online at http://blog.socialxyz.com/converting-social-networking-software-into-course-management-software/.

For more information, check out Blog @ SocialXYZ.com. To view a listing of publications, click here.

Health Informatics

Brian also performs research and consulting in health informatics with a focus on human computer interaction. Specifically, this research investigates implications of personal healthcare systems as mechanisms to foster more healthy outcomes.

Areas of Inquiry

  • Advances in personal health information management software (PHIM)
  • Consent models in online information exchange
  • Pattern discovery and data mining of personal health information

Recent publications:

  • “A Recommender System for Healthy Food Choices: Building a Hybrid Model for Recipe Recommendations using Big Data Sets,” Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 3774.
  • “Fitbit Tracking and Android OS Integration,” SAGE Student Research Conference, Broome Library, California State University, Channel Islands, May 5, 2018.
  • “A Dynamic Analysis and Graphing of Key Medical Terms,” SAGE Student Research Conference, Broome Library, California State University, Channel Islands, May 6, 2017.

For more information, check out Health e-Services LLC. To view a listing of publications, click here.

 

D’you know how we nail the bad guys, Utah? By crunching data, good crime-scene work, good lab work,… ..and, most importantly, good data-based analysis. (Point Break, 1991)