Awards & Grants

Universal Accessibility and Usability of Digital Libraries in the Mobile Environment: Developing design guidelines for blind and visually impaired users, Iris Xie (PI) UWM Discovery and Innovation Grant (DIG) for 2020-2022, $106,566.00.

2019 Outstanding Reviewers for the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards

2018 High Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence “Haze in the digital library: design issues hampering accessibility for
blind users” published in The Electronic Library.

“Creating digital library DL design guidelines on accessibility, usability and utility for blind and visually impaired (BVI) users” Iris Xie and Rakesh Babu. IMLS Leadership grant (Research category) for 2016-2019, $495,600.00.

“Universal Accessibility of Digital Libraries: Design of help mechanisms for blind users” Iris Xie (PI) and Rakesh Babu. OCLC/ALISE for 2016-2017, $15,000.00.

“Interactive Information Retrieval System based on Personalized Knowledge Map – from the perspective of user cognition” (Ping Liu (PI), Iris Xie (Co-PI) National Natural Science Foundation of China. 2015-2018. Amount RMB 580,300.00.

“Universal Accessibility of Digital Libraries: Design of help mechanisms for blind users.” Iris Xie, Rakesh Babu and Wooseob Jeong. UWM Research Growth Initiative for 2014-2015, $68,992.00, funded. Total Award Value: $125,511.

“Search Result and Individual Document Evaluation: An eye-tracking analysis of evaluation patterns.” Iris Xie, SOIS SAGO $2000.

“Study on cooperative semantic annotation of image information resources via visualization and its realization” Qun Lu (PI), Iris Xie (Co-PI) National Natural Science Foundation of China. 2013-2016. Amount RMB 54,000.00.

“Creating Digital Library Teaching Resources.” Iris  Xie., 2012 UWM’s  Seed Funding for New and Refreshed Online Programs Grant, $5000.
2012 IIix best conference paper award “On the consistency and features of image similarity” by Tirilly, Huang, Jeong, Mu, Iris Xie and Zhang published in the proceedings of  IIiX Symposium. Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

“Internet Research and Ethics 2.0: The Internet Research Ethics Digital Library, Interactive Resource Center and Advisory Center.” Elizabeth Buchanan (PI), Charles Ess, Iris Xie (Senior Personnel), Thomas Malaby, and Michael Zimmer. National Science Foundation for 2009-2011, $365,000.00.

2010 Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence “Dimensions of tasks: Influences on information-seeking and – retrieving process” published in Journal of Documentation

“Multiple information seeking strategies in information retrieval: User involvement and system role.” Hong (Iris) Xie, Research Growth Initiative 2 (RGI 2), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  2007-2008. Amount $30,078.00.

“Designing Interactive Help Mechanisms for Novice Users of Digital Libraries.” Hong (Iris) Xie and Colleen Cool.  Institute for Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant – Research & Development competition, 2005-2007. Amount: $189,540.00.

“Creating Milwaukee Art Museum Digital Collections: A pilot project” Hong (Iris) Xie and Beret Balestrieri.  UWM Culture and Community Grant for 2005-2006, $3,500.00.

“Supporting Shifts of Information Seeking Strategies in a Corporate setting at digital age: Implications for the Design of Digital Libraries” Hong (Iris)  Xie.  UWM Graduate School Research Award for 2001- 2002, $14,426.22.

2001 ALISE/OCLC Research Award “Ease of use versus user control: Desired interface model and functionalities for Web-based online databases.”

2001 UWM Graduate School Research Award “Supporting Shifts of Information Seeking Strategies in a Corporate setting at digital age: Implications for the Design of Digital Libraries”

“Ease of Use versus User Control: Desired Interface Model and Functionalities for Web-based Online Databases.” Hong (Iris) Xie, ALISE/OCLC research award for 2001, $5,805.00.

“Promoting Interactions in Distance Education.” Hong (Iris) Xie, UW System Faculty/Staff Development  Award for 2000-2001, $7,803.00.

2000 UWM/UWS Faculty Development Award “Promoting Interactions in Distance Education.”

“Comparing Web-based and Classroom Instruction: An Assessment Project Studying Effects of Integrating Technology into the Curriculum.” Judy Senkevitch, Dietmar Wolfram, Hong (Iris) Xie, and Elizabeth Buchanan. UW System Curricular Redesign Grant Funds 1999-2000, $53,600.

“Evaluating the Use of a State Digital Library.”  Dietmar Wolfram and Hong (Iris) Xie, State of Wisconsin, Department of Public Instruction, 1999-2000, $5,800.

1999 ALISE Dissertation Award “Planned and Situated Aspects in Interactive IR: Patterns of User Interactive Intentions and Information Seeking Strategies.”  awarded by Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)