Social Classification System – Facet Approach to Collaborative Categorization and Classification, 2008 – 2012

This as a joint project between the Computer Science Department in the College of Science and the Information Technology Department in the College of Business. The project was funded by several grants including a National Science Foundation grant.

In this project we created a faceted classification system for categorizing large collections of archived images. My contribution to the project was to design and conduct the experiments for testing the system. Over 3 years, I ran the experiment with more than forty classes of thirty or more students. The experiment consisted of my explaining how social computing works and then walking the students through a few examples in the system we had them testing. They then had a set of artifacts from the collection that they classified without assistance.

This project produced several papers and conference presentations. I presented the user experiment aspect of this project at International Conference on Digital Libraries & Knowledge Organization in Gurgaon, India in 2011.

Graduate Research Assistant – Business Applications using Modeling and Simulation, Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center Funded, 2012 – 2015

This research focused on discrete-event simulation. Multiple platforms and languages were included in these experiments. The work concentrated on supply chain models, specifically modeling the bullwhip effect on inventory.


I have made presentations of this work at the Virginia Modeling and Simulation Student Capstone Conference, the Dean's Research Seminar for the Strome College of Business, and VMASC Student Research Seminar.

Research Interests


  • Modeling and Simulation of Business Systems

  • Knowledge Networks and Management

  • Bibliometrics



Research Statement