Nwala

Most recent projects

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StoryGraph periodically generates a news similarity graph. The nodes of the graph (e.g., Kavanaugh hearings above) represent news stories and an edge between a pair of nodes represents a high degree of similarity between the nodes.
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Local Memory Project helps users and small communities discover, collect, build, archive, and share collections of stories for important local events from local sources.
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#icanhazmemento is a Twitter bot that replies a tweet that contains the hashtag and a URL, with an archived copy of the URL.
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What Did It Look Like is a Twitter bot that replies a tweet that contains the #whatdiditlooklike hashtag and a URL, with Tumblr post of the yearly timelapse of what the webpage looked like.

Web Science. Web Archiving News. Social Media

Natural Language Processing Machine Learning

About me

I am a Computer Science PhD Candidate and member of the Web Science and Digital Libraries (WS-DL) research group at Old Dominion University.

PhD Thesis: Bootstrapping Web Archive Collections From Micro-Collections In Social Media.
Masters Thesis: Generating Combinatorial Objects – A New Perspective.

CV/Resume anwala@cs.odu.edu

Languages

  • Python, C++, C#,
  • Java, Assembly Language, PHP,
  • HTML, JavaScript, CSS, MySQL, etc.

Technologies/APIs

  • Twitter, Tumblr,
  • D3.js, MS Kinect SDK,
  • Weka, etc.

Research

  1. Alexander C. Nwala, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson. Using Micro-collections in Social Media to Generate Seeds for Web Archive Collections. In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2019).
  2. Alexander C. Nwala, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson. Scraping SERPs for Archival Seeds: It Matters When You Start. In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2018).
  3. Alexander C. Nwala, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson. Bootstrapping Web Archive Collections from Social Media. In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, (HT 2018).
  4. Shawn M. Jones, Alexander C. Nwala, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson. The Many Shapes of Archive-It. In Proceedings of iPres, 2018.
  5. Grant Atkins, Alexander C. Nwala, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson. Measuring News Similarity Across Ten U.S. News Sites. In Proceedings of iPres, 2018.
  6. Alexander C. Nwala, Michele C. Weigle, Michael L. Nelson, Adam B. Ziegler, and Anastasia Aizman. Local Memory Project: Providing tools to build collections of stories for local events from local sources. In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, (JCDL 2017).
  7. Alexander C. Nwala and Michael L. Nelson. A Supervised Learning Algorithm for Binary Domain Classification of Web Queries using SERPs. In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, (JCDL 2017).
  8. Eoin C Whelan, Alexander C Nwala, Christopher Osgood, and Stephan Olariu. Selective mutation accumulation: a computational model of the paternal age effect. Bioinformatics, 32(24):3790–3797, 2016.
  9. Wu He, Ashish Kshirsagar, Alexander Nwala, and Yaohang Li. Teaching information security with workflow technology–a case study approach. Journal of Information Systems Education, 25(3), 2014.