Academy Projects ’12

These are the 2012 Academy Assistants projects:

Decentralized Partnership Formation

This project applies automated Web-based retrieval of semantic associations between brand names and 400+ brand personality and competences indicators to develop a peer-to-peer matching system for organizations to build cooperative partnerships.

Chmielowiec_Ania

Ania Chmielowiec

Steen_Maarten_van

Prof. Dr. Ir. Maarten van Steen

vermeulen_ivar

Dr. Ivar E. Vermeulen

Emergence of Aviation Safety Culture in Complex Operational Practices

This project studies the  question: how does safety culture emerge in hazardous operations of aviation organizations? using a real-world scenario from the aviation domain.

Sharpanskykh Alexei

Alexei Sharpanskykh

Passenier_David

David Passenier

Exploiting textual and numerical data to improve predictive models for depression

In this project, we improve methods to interpret free text in a large dataset from the domain of mental depression using sentiment analysis techniques.

Hoogendoorn_Mark

Mark Hoogendoorn

klein_michel

Michel Klein

vossen_piek2

Piek Vossen

riper_heleen

Heleen Riper

Identifying talent within scholarly networks

Selecting scientific talent for positions and grants is a complex phenomenon. This project aims to develop rich criteria that combine traditional citation metrics with other web based data (social media, information access tools (Mendeley), and conference program committees (EventSeer)).

groth_paul

Dr. Paul Groth

besselaar_peter_vanden

Prof. Peter van den Besselaar

Linking media and political data on pension reforms

This project aims to explain when policy proposals lead to debate in the media and how debates in the media lead to policy proposals.

Atteveld_Woutervan

Dr. Wouter van Atteveldt

hollink_laura

Dr. Laura Hollink

vis_barbara

Dr. Barbara Vis

Mapping Online Networks of Activism

The Mapping Online Networks of Activism (MONA) project aims at developing tools to extract information (actors, locations, events) from news articles and blog posts, and to identify links betwee these.

aroyo_lora

Dr. Lora Aroyo

bakker_frankde

Dr. ir. Frank de Bakker

Hellsten_Iina

Dr. Iina Hellsten

Modelling Common Operational Pictures in Crisis Situations

By creating a agent-based simulation model of shared situation awareness in crisis siutations, and by applying the model to a real world case, we hope to better understand how different factors influence situation awareness of teams in such situations.

boersma_kees

Kees Boersma

Bosse_tibor

Tibor Bosse

Optimizing information efficiency in grant markets

We develop a semi-automated information mediation system to improve the exchange of information for targetting scientific grant applications, using the metaphor of a grant “market”.

velde_bobvande

Bob van de Velde

Ceolin_Davide

Davide Ceolin

Phil@scale

Philosophy at scale develops a new methodology of research in philosophy. It involves the application of information extraction tools/semantic analysis developed by computer scientists and applied to the full text data from philosophy books in close collaboration with philosophers.

betti_ariana

Arianna Betti

schlobach_stefan

Stefan Schlobach

Social Simulation in Groups

How do group identities develop, based on the dynamic interplay between network structure, inter-/intragroup interaction and group actions?

haasdijk_evert

Dr. Evert Haasdijk

gilder_dickde

Dr. Dick de Gilder

Bosse_tibor

Dr. Tibor Bosse

Spreading of Metaphors and Key phrases on the Web

In this project we develop methods for tracking the spreading of metaphors and key-phrases in different media, such as blogs, newspapers, policy-documents and scientific articles over time.

Hellsten_Iina

Dr. Iina Hellsten

porter_amanda

Dr. Amanda Porter

steen_gerard

Prof. Dr. Gerard Steen

vossen_piek2

Prof. Dr. Piek Vossen

The Evolution of Collective Action in a Developing Neighborhood

Social capital theories argue that more embedded people feel more efficacious. But, are efficacious people more inclined to become members of organizations or do people become more efficacious in their networks?

stekelenburg_jacquelien_van

Dr. Jacquelien van Stekelenburg

Transcending or confining

We study the conditions under which knowledge is shared across the boundaries of different social media knowledge networks.

Agterberg_Marlous

Marlous Agterberg

hooff_bartvanden

Bart van den Hooff

Utz_Sonja

Sonja Utz

balau_nicoletta

Nicoleta Bălău

When story-telling makes a difference

We aim to learn more about the relationship between patients’ participation in online health forums and the patients’ wellbeing.

batenburg_anika

Drs. Anika Batenburg

Lamerichs_joyce

Dr. Joyce Lamerichs

vulogo_sm