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Bahareh Heravi

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Information & Comms Studies
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168496
Email: bahareh.heravi@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr. Bahareh Heravi  joined UCD in 2016. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information & Communication Studies. In addition, she serves as the Postgraduate Coordinator at the school. She holds a PhD in Information Systems from Brunel University London. Dr. Heravi's academic background is in Information Systems, Web science, Social Web, Linked Data, Semantic Web, Software Engineering and System Design. She also actively research, work and teach in the areas of data journalism, digital media, information visualisation and digital humanities.

The main focus of her current research is in the nexus of Information Science and Journalism, particularly data and computational journalism. 

Prior to joining UCD Dr. Heravi was a Research Fellow and a research group leader at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUIG, where she founded the Insight News Lab (Digital Humanities and Journalism) research group, and led a number of R&D projects in the News and Media area, in collaboration with industry partners such as RTÉ. She also worked as the Lead Data Scientist at the Irish Times, where she co-founded the Irish Times Data.

She is the founder of Hacks/Hackers Dublin, which aims to bring 'hacks' & 'hackers' together. 

Prior to her academic work, Bahareh worked over 10 years in industry, designing, developing and managing Information Systems in various small, medium and large organisations in different sectors. She co-founded a successful software development company when she was 19 and sold her shares nearly 10 years later in 2010.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2014.
Title: Winning team, BBC News Hack II - Connecting the News: Hash2News
Year: 2011.
Title: Winner of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Year: 2008.
Title: PhD Studentship from Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe
       

Conference Contributions

Heravi, BR (2017) [Conference Technical Committee Chairperson], Citizen Journalism and Social Media minitrack, at the 50th IEEE Hawaii International Conference on System Science, US , 05-JAN-17 - 08-JAN-17.
Heravi, BR; Zubiaga, A (2016) [Conference Technical Committee Chairperson], Social Media in the Newsroom workshop at the 10th International Conference on Web and Social Media, Cologne, Germany , 17-MAY-16 - 17-MAY-16.
Heravi, BR (2016) Tips and tricks for data-driven journalism starters. [Invited Lecture], International Journalism Festival, Italy , 06-APR-16 - 10-APR-16.
Heravi, BR (2015) [Chaired Session], 1st Annual Conference on Digital Preservation for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Ireland , 25-JUN-15 - 26-JUN-15.
Heravi, BR (2015) Data Journalism, An Interdisciplinary Research Agenda. [Keynote Address], The 3rd International Workshop on News Recommendation and Analytics at RecSys 2015, Austria , 16-SEP-15 - 16-SEP-15.
Heravi, BR (2015) [Conference Technical Committee Chairperson], Citizen Journalism and Social Media Archiving minitrack, Digital and Social Media, 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (IEEE HICSS 48), US , 05-JAN-15 - 08-JAN-15.
Harrower, N.; Heravi, BR (2015) How to Archive an Event: The Social Repository of Ireland Project. [Refereed Abstracts], 1st Annual Conference on Digital Preservation for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Dublin , 25-JUN-15 - 26-JUN-15.
Heravi, BR (2015) [Conference Technical Committee Chairperson], Social Media Archiving workshop, 26th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, Cyprus , 01-SEP-15 - 01-SEP-15.
Heravi, BR (2015) Getting started with Data Journalism. [Invited Lecture], News Impact Summit, Ireland , 08-DEC-15 - 08-DEC-15.
Heravi, BR (2013) Social Semantic Journalism. [Invited Oral Presentation], BBC Developer Conference, London, UK , 11-NOV-13 - 11-NOV-13.
Heravi, BR; O'Dea, A; Sheridan, G; Lillington, K; Carmody, K; McCabe, A; Laffan, M (2012) [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Innovation, Global Media, Ireland , 05-JUL-12 - 05-JUL-13.

Committees

Committee : Computation + Journalism Symposium 2016
Committee : 25th World Wide Web Conference (WWW2016)
Committee : 1st Annual Conference on Digital Preservation for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (2015)
Committee : Computation + Journalism Symposium 2015
Committee : 24th World Wide Web Conference (WWW2015)
Committee : 24th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media
Committee : International Workshop on News Recommendation and Analytics (INRA 2014)
Committee : The 7th International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-13)
Committee : First International IFIP Working Conference on Value-Driven Social Semantics & Collective Intelligence (VaSCo)
Committee : 4th International Workshop on Ontology-Driven Information Systems Engineering (ODISE 2012)
Committee : 3rd International Workshop on Ontology-Driven Information Systems Engineering (ODISE 2011)
 

Education

Year 2012 Institution: Brunel University, UK
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 2006 Institution: Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)
Qualification: MEngSc Subject:
Year 2010 Institution: Brunel University, UK
Qualification: Other Subject:
   

Outreach Activities

Founder and organiser of Hacks/Hackers Dublin
   

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Heravi, B R; Lycett, M (2012) 'Semantically Enriched e-Business Standards Development: The Case of ebXML Business Process Specification Schema' In: Kajan, E; Dorloff, F D; Bedini, I (eds). Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols: Documents, Data and Advanced Web Technologies. USA: IGI Global. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Heravi, B R; Harrower, N (2016) 'Twitter Journalism in Ireland: Sourcing and Trust in the Age of Social Media'. Information Communication and Society, 19 (9):1194-1213. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Harrower, N; Heravi B R (2015) 'How to Archive an Event: Reflections on the Social Repository of Ireland'. New Review of Information Networking, 20 (1):104-116. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Heravi, B R; Lycett, M; de Cesare, S (2014) 'Ontology-Based Standards Development: Application of OntoStanD to ebXML Business Process Specification Schema'. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 15 (3):275-297. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Torres, P; Hromic, H; Walsh, B; Hayes, C; Heravi, B R (2016) Kanopy4Tweets: Entity Extraction and Linking for Twitter 6th Workshop on Making Sense of Microposts (#Microposts2016) at the 25th International World Wide Web Conference [Details]
Heravi, B R; Salawdeh, I (2015) Tweet Location Detection Computation + Journalism Symposium [Details]
Torres, P; Hromic, H; Heravi, B R (2015) Topic Detection in Twitter using Topology Data Analysis International Workshop in Mining the Social Web at the 15th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2015) , pp.186-197 [DOI] [Details]
Khare, P; Torres, P; Heravi B R (2015) What just happened? A Framework for Social Event Detection and Contextualisation 48th IEEE Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 48) , pp.1565-1574 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Khare, P; Heravi B R (2014) Towards Social Event Detection and Contextualisation for Journalists AHA! Workshop on Information Discovery in Text, at the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics , pp.54-59 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Heravi B R; Morrison, D; Khare, P; Marchand-Maillet, S (2014) Where is the News Breaking? Towards a Locatiton-based Event Detection Framework for Journalists 20th International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Wijerante, S; Heravi, BR (2014) A Keyword Sense Disambiguation Based Approach for Noise filtering in Twitter The 1st Insight Student Conference [Details]
Heravi, BR; McGinnis, J (2013) A Framework for Social Semantic Journalism First International IFIP Working Conference on Value-Driven Social & Semantic Collective Intelligence (VaSCo) at ACM Web Science 2013 France, , pp.13-18 Available Online [Details]
Heravi, BR; Boran, M; Breslin, J (2012) Towards Social Semantic Journalism Workshop on the Potential of Social Media Tools and Data for Journalism in the News Media Industry at the 6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media Available Online [Details]
Heravi, BR; Green, S; Bell, D; Lycett, M (2010) Towards an Ontology for Automating Collaborative Business Processes 5th International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise (VORTE) at the 14th IEEE International EDOC Conference Brasil, Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Heravi, BR; Green, SD; Snelling, D; Bell D; Lycett, M (2010) Towards Ontology Based e-Business Standards International IEEE e-Business Conference (ICE-B 2010) Greece, , pp.1-7 Available Online [Details]
Bell, D; Heravi, BR; Lycett, M (2009) Sensory Semantic User Interfaces (SenSUI) 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks at the 8th International Semantic Web Conference Available Online [Details]
Heravi, BR; Razzazi, MR (2007) Utilising WS-BPEL Business Processes through ebXML BPSS Second International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions London, UK, [Details]
Utilising Grid Services in ebXML Registry (2007) Utilising Grid Services in ebXML Registry 4th IEEE International Conference on Sciences of Electronics, Technologies of Information and Telecommunications Available Online [Details]
Heravi, BR; Razzazi MR (2006) A Grid Based Specifications of of ebXML 2nd IEEE International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications Available Online [DOI] [Details]

Published Reports

Heravi, B. R; Harrower, N; Boran, M (2015) Social Journalism Survey: First National Survey on Irish Journalists' use of Social Media. Digital Humanities and Journalism (Insight News Lab), Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland. Available Online [Details]
     

Newspaper Articles

Heravi, BR; O'Brien, C (2015) More road deaths in counties with low penalty points. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
O'Brien, C; Heravi, BR (2015) Road deaths highest in counties with fewest penalty points. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Heravi, BR (2015) Irish Journalists do not trust social media as a source, study finds. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Heravi, BR (2015) Irish journalists among world's heaviest social media users, study finds. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
O'Brien, C; Heravi, BR (2015) The west is best for passing a driving test. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
O'Brien, C; Heravi, BR (2015) Irish water charges cheapest in Europe under revised package. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
O'Brien, C; Heravi, BR (2015) Irish water charges to be cheapest in Europe. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Pope, C; Heravi, BR (2014) Irish win over Aussies fails to set twitter alight. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
Pope, C; Heravi, BR (2014) Twitter flares burned bright as Scotland broke Irish hearts. Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
                   

Electronic Publication

Heravi, BR (2015) Twitter says YES to #MarRef: How same-sex marriage referendum played on Twitter. Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
                                                                                 

Research

Research Interests

  • Data Driven Journalism
  • Computational Journalism
  • Future of News
  • Media Innovation
  • Information Science
  • Social Media
  • Semantic Web and Linked Data
  • Data Storytelling 
  • Social Computing
  • Design Science
  • Web Science
  • Citizen Journalism


Recent R&D Projects 
 
Data Journalism: A Global Study
Role: PI
Partner: Journalism++ Cologne
Sponsor: UCD iSchool 
 
Your Data Sorties

European project, partners include Deutsche Welle & European Journalism Centre)
Role: Data Journalism Specialist
Insight @NUIG, May 2015 - Aug 2016
Sponsor: EU Horizon2020

Newswire2.0 
Contextualising newswire feeds with UGC 
Role: Project leader 
Insight @NUIG, Jan 2015, May 2016
Sponsor: SFI

RTÉ News360
Social breaking news detection and contextualisation
Role: Project leader
Insight @NUIG, Oct 2013 - Jan 2016
Sponsors: SFI and RTÉ.

RTÉ Semantic Content Discovery 
Role: Project leader
Insight @NUIG, Sep 2013 - Dec 2015 
Sponsors: SFI and RTÉ

RTÉ Community Analytics
Role: Project liaison
Insight @NUIG, Oct 2013 - Dec 2015 
Sponsors: SFI and RTÉ

Twiloc
Social Location Estimation for Twitter
Role: Project and Product lead 

Hash2News
 
A Chrome extension for discovering news behind hashtags
Role: Project and Product lead

VeritaWire
Trust & provenance in social media 
Role: Project leader 
Insight @NUIG, 
Apr 2014 - May 2015
Sponsor: SFI

Social Repository of Ireland
Role: Project leader
Insight @NUIG, 
Apr 2014 - May 2015
Sponsor: SFI

Social Semantic Journalism
Role: Project leader
Insight @NUIG, 
Feb 2013 - Mar 2014
Sponsor: SFI

National survey on Irish journalists: use of social media
Role: Project leader
 Insight @NUIG, Sep 2013 - Dec 2014 
Sponsor: SFI