[Asis-l] Chirag Shah, PhD, Rutgers University, Receives promotion to Associate Professor

BRENDA SHERIDAN brenda.sheridan at rutgers.edu
Tue Apr 26 08:18:50 EDT 2016

The School of Communication and Information <https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/>,
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, announces Chirag Shah, PhD
<https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/directory/chirags/index.html>has been
promoted to associate professor effective July 1, 2016.  Shah currently
resides in the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) within
the School of Communication and Information and an affiliate member of the
Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University.  Shah received his
PhD from the School of Information & Library Science (SILS) at UNC Chapel
Hill, and a MS in Computer Science from UMass Amherst.

His research interest includes studies of interactive information seeking,
especially in the context of online social networks and collaborations,
contextual information mining, and applications of social media services
for exploring critical socio-political issues.

Shah has received numerous awards and grants from federal agencies such as
NSF and IMLS, including the IMLS Faculty Early Career Award; and private
organizations such as Amazon, Google, and Yahoo. Most recently, Shah was
the recipient of an Institute of Museum and Library Services 2016 National
Leadership Grants for Libraries award for the project, "Online Q&A in STEM
Education: Curating the Wisdom of the Crowd."  The project received
$491,973 in funding.  Shah serves on the board of Association for
Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) as the Director of the Chapter

Brenda Sheridan, EdD
Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the Dean
School of Communication and Information
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

p: 848-932-7078
f:  732-932-6916
c: 856-261-0089

brenda.sheridan at rutgers.edu
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