About Me

I am a Professor of Computer Science at Old Dominion University, where I’ve been on faculty since 2006. I’m a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill (PhD 2003, MS 1998) and Northeast Louisiana University (BS 1996). 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.

Research Interests: web science, digital preservation, social media, information visualization (infovis gallery)

For an overview of what I’ve been working on the past few years, see On the importance of web archiving, an article I wrote for SSRC Parameters in 2018.

Teaching (Fall 2021)

  1. CS 432/532 - Web Science / online, asynchronous
  2. CS 625 - Data Visualization / TR 9:30-10:45am, ECSB 2120 and online via Zoom

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. Mohamed Aturban, Michael L. Nelson, and Michele C. Weigle, “Where Did the Web Archive Go?,” In Proceedings of the Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries Conference (TPDL). September 2021.    
  2. Kritika Garg, Himarsha R. Jayanetti, Sawood Alam, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson, “Replaying Archived Twitter: When your bird is broken, will it bring you down?,” In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). September 2021.    
  3. Shawn M. Jones, Valentina Neblitt-Jones, Michele C. Weigle, Martin Klein, and Michael L. Nelson, “It’s All About The Cards: Sharing on Social Media Probably Encouraged HTML Metadata Growth,” In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). September 2021.    
  4. Alexander C. Nwala, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson, “Garbage, Glitter, or Gold: Assigning Multi-dimensional Quality Scores to Social Media Seeds for Web Archive Collections,” In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). September 2021.    
  5. Sawood Alam, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson, “Profiling Web Archival Voids for Memento Routing,” In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). September 2021.    
  6. Abigail Mabe, Michael L. Nelson, and Michele C. Weigle, “Extending Chromium: Memento-aware Browser,” In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). September 2021, poster.    
  7. Shawn Jones, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson, “Hypercane: Intelligent Sampling for Web Archive Collections,” In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). September 2021, poster.  
  8. Dhruv Patel, Alexander C. Nwala, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson, “What Did It Look Like: A service for creating website timelapses using the Memento framework,” In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL). September 2021, poster.    
  9. Shawn M. Jones, Martin Klein, Herbert Van de Sompel, Michael L. Nelson, and Michele C. Weigle, “Interoperability for Accessing Versions of Web Resources with the Memento Protocol,” In The Past Web: Exploring Web Archives. (Daniel Gomes and Elena Demidova and Jane Winters and Thomas Risse, Eds.), Springer, 2021.  
  10. Shawn Jones, Michele C. Weigle, Martin Klein, and Michael L. Nelson, “Automatically Selecting Striking Images for Social Cards,” In Proceedings of ACM WebSci. June 2021.    

Recent Funding

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, digital preservation, and information visualization. Her research in web archiving includes developing tools for personal web archiving, improving access to web archives for general users and researchers, and applying information visualization to web archives. 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 over $3.7M from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is currently serving 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. From 2004-2006, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Clemson University. She joined ODU in 2006.

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