Director-at-Large, Elaine Toms
Elaine Toms is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Management Informatics, and runs the iLab at the Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was formerly an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, and at the School of Library and Information Studies (now School of Information Management) at Dalhousie University. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in economic geography and Education from Memorial University, St. Johnís Newfoundland; a Masters of Library Service from Dalhousie University; and, a PhD from the University of Western Ontario, London.
Her research interests lie at the intersection of human computer interaction, information retrieval and the representation and presentation of information. Her work has been funded by NSERC, SSHRC, OCLC, Heritage Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Canada Research Chairs Program. She was/is co-investigator with three Canadian national research networks: TAPoR, the Text Analysis Portal for Research; NECTAR, the Network for Effective Collaboration Through Advanced Research; and the National Centres of Excellence project, GRAND which involves new media. Her publications have appeared in journals such as the International Journal of Human Computer Studies, the Journal of the Association for Information Science, and Information Processing & Management, as well as in the proceedings of a number of national and international associations.