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Unmil P. Karadkar
Assistant Professor
School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin

email: first-name-at-ischool-dot-utexas-dot-edu
twitter: @unmil
skype: unmil.karadkar
google+: unmilk-at-gmail-dot-com

Office: UTA 5.408 (directions to the iSchool)

Mailing address: 1616 Guadalupe St. Ste 5.202
Austin, TX 78722, USA

A relatively current CV

Research interests

Data practices, Digital Humanities, Human-Computer Interaction, Digital Libraries, Visualization.

I investigate issues related to supporting information management for scholarly practices by blending social science research and design methods.


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  • STAR – Scholars Tracking Archival Resources
    • Study scholars’ primary source document collection practices in restricted environments such as archive reading rooms
    • Analyze scholars’ document practices when working with multiple devices such as mobile phones, notebook computers, and digital cameras as well as cloud services.
  • Central State Hospital records archival project
    • Archive a historically significant collection of mental health records
    • Enhance search and browsing of document images
  • IMACS – Item Metadata Assimilation for Collection Snapshots
    • Develop statistical and computational techniques for semi-automatic collection description
    • Design a Linked Open Data Schema for tracking and sharing the evolution of DPLA collections
  • MAMA – My Art My Access
    • Augment digital collections with disciplinary metadata
    • Employ connected learning techniques for humanities and art
    • Create quality-assured, crowdsourced metadata for cultural heritage collections
  • Alamo Conservation Data Management
    • Study the issues involved in supporting digital conservation practices
    • Design a data store for managing diverse conservation-related data, such as images, 3-D models, paper notes, chemical analysis reports, and location-based data
    • Explore the use of conservation data in education


Spring 2016

Supervising individual studies for Shengwei Wang (MSIS) and Kiu ‘Nicholas’ Lam (BS, Computer Science)

Fall 2016

INF 385T – Metadata Generation and Interfaces for Massive Datasets
INF 397C – Understanding Research


  • ACM/IEEE JCDL 2016 metareviewer, workshops co-chair
  • Development committee, UT Austin iSchool
  • Outstanding doctoral dissertation award committee, UT Austin
  • Webmaster for JCDL umbrella web site (http://www.jcdl.info)