About Me

I am a Professor of Computer Science at Old Dominion University, where I’ve been on faculty since 2006. For an overview of my research direction for the past few years, see On the importance of web archiving, an article I wrote for SSRC Parameters in 2018. I’m currently featured on the ODU Faculty Women in STEM page, where you can read a bit about my background and experiences as a woman in computer science. (For more information, see my bio.)

Research Interests: web science, social media, web archiving, digital preservation, information visualization (see some student infovis projects in my infovis gallery)

Graduate Program Director

I am currently on research leave for the Fall 2022 semester, but in January 2023 I will be returning as the Graduate Program Director (GPD) for Administration in the Department of Computer Science. See our website for information on our graduate programs (Master’s Program, PhD Program). If you need to contact a CS GPD, please use csgpd@odu.edu.

Teaching

I am currently on research leave for the Fall 2022 semester.

Research

I’m a member of the ODU Web Science and Digital Libraries (WS-DL) Research Group.

WS-DL Webpage WS-DL Twitter WS-DL Blog WS-DL GitHub

Recent Publications and Talks

  1. Himarsha Jayanetti, Shawn Jones, Martin Klein, Alex Osbourne, Paul Koerbin, Michael L. Nelson, and Michele C. Weigle, “Creating Structure in Web Archives With Collections: Different Concepts From Web Archivists,” In Proceedings of the Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries Conference (TPDL). September 2022, short paper.  
  2. Himarsha Jayanetti, Kritika Garg, Sawood Alam, Michael L. Nelson, and Michele C. Weigle, “Robots Still Outnumber Humans in Web Archives, But Less Than Before,” In Proceedings of the Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries Conference (TPDL). September 2022.    
  3. Emily Escamilla, Talya Cooper, Vicky Rampin, Martin Klein, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson, “The Rise of GitHub in Scholarly Publications,” In Proceedings of the Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries Conference (TPDL). September 2022.    
  4. Abby Mabe, Michael L. Nelson, and Michele C. Weigle, “A Chromium-based Memento-aware Web Browser,” In Proceedings of the Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries Conference (TPDL). September 2022.  
  5. Travis Reid, Michael L. Nelson, and Michele C. Weigle, “Web Archiving as Entertainment,” Presented at the ACM/IEEE JCDL 2022 Workshop on Web Archiving and Digital Libraries (WADL), June 2022.  
  6. Himarsha Jayanetti, Kritika Garg, Sawood Alam, Michael L. Nelson, and Michele C. Weigle, “Comparison of Access Patterns of Robots and Humans in Web Archives,” Presented at the ACM/IEEE JCDL 2022 Workshop on Web Archiving and Digital Libraries (WADL), June 2022.  
  7. Kritika Garg, Himarsha Jayanetti, Sawood Alam, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson, “Optimizing Archival Replay by Eliminating Unnecessary Traffic to Web Archives,” Presented at the ACM/IEEE JCDL 2022 Workshop on Web Archiving and Digital Libraries (WADL), June 2022.  
  8. Emily Escamilla, Talya Cooper, Vicky Rampin, Martin Klein, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson, “Archiving Source Code in Scholarly Content: One in Five Articles References GitHub,” Presented at the ACM/IEEE JCDL 2022 Workshop on Web Archiving and Digital Libraries (WADL), June 2022.  
  9. Shawn M. Jones, Himarsha R. Jayanetti, Alex Osborne, Paul Koerbin, Martin Klein, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson, “The DSA Toolkit Shines Light Into Dark and Stormy Archives,” code{4}lib Journal, No. 53, May 2022.  
  10. Jones, Shawn M., Weigle, Michele C., and Nelson, Michael L., “Hypercane: Toolkit for Summarizing Large Collections of Archived Webpages,” ACM SIGWEB Newsletter, No. Summer, October 2021.  

Active Funding

  • Michele C. Weigle (PI), Erika Frydenlund, Data Science for Social Good: Mining and Visualizing Worldwide News to Monitor Xenophobic Violence Towards Migrants and Refugees, ODU Data Science Seed Funding, Jul 2022 - Jun 2023, $38,000.
  • Erika Frydenlund (PI), Jose Padilla (VMASC), Michele C. Weigle, Jennifer Fish, Michael L. Nelson, Michaela Hynie (York University, Canada), Hanne Haaland (Univ of Agder, Norway), Hege Wallevik (Univ of Agder, Norway), Katherine Palacio-Salgar (Universidad del Norte, Columbia), What’s Missing? Innovating Interdisciplinary Methods for Hard-to-Reach Environments, Jul 2022 - Jul 2025, Department of Defense Minerva Research Initiative, $1,700,245 - blog post
  • Sampath Jayarathna (PI), Jian Wu, Senior Personnel: Michele C. Weigle, Michael Nelson, Vikas Ashok, Faryaneh Poursardar, Anne Perrotti (Education), Erika Frydenlund (VMASC), REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Disinformation Detection and Analytics, NSF REU Site (CNS 2149607), Mar 2022 - Feb 2025, $324,000.
  • Michael L. Nelson (PI), Michele C. Weigle, Jian Wu, Web Science and Web Security, COVA CCI Curriculum Development, Jan 2022 - Aug 2022, $10,000 - blog post
  • Michael L. Nelson (PI), Michele C. Weigle, Game Walkthroughs and Web Archiving, IIPC Discretionary Funding Program, Jan 2022 - Dec 2022, $10,000.
  • Vicky Rampin (NYU), Martin Klein (LANL), wilkie (Univ. of Pittsburgh), Michael L. Nelson, Michele C. Weigle, CoSAI - Collaborative Software Archiving for Institutions, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Sep 2021 - Sep 2023, $520,503.
  • Michael L. Nelson (PI), Michele C. Weigle, Sue Kimmel, Jessica Ritchie, and Hongyi Wu, A Graduate Certificate in Web Archiving, IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, RE-250048-OLS-21, Aug 2021 - Jul 2023, $98,361 - blog post

My full funding list is available in my CV.

Service

Bio

Dr. Michele C. Weigle is a Professor of Computer Science at Old Dominion University. Her research interests include web science, social media, digital preservation, and information visualization. She has published over 115 articles in peer-reviewed conferences and journals and has served as PI or Co-PI on external research grants totaling almost $6M from a wide range of funders, including the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) and the International Journal on Digital Libraries (IJDL). Dr. Weigle received her PhD in computer science from the University of North Carolina in 2003.

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