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Marciano, Richard

Marciano, Richard

College of Information Studies
The Institute for Systems Research
4113 Hornbake Bldg. South

Dr. Richard Marciano is a professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.  He is also an affiliate faculty member of ISR and the Department of Computer Science. Prior to that, he was a Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 5 years. He was also a Research Scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) for 13 years.  His research interests center on digital curation, digital preservation, sustainable archives, cyberinfrastructure, and big data.  He is also the 2017 recipient of the Emmett Leahy Award for "outstanding and sustained work in digital records and information management". He holds degrees in Avionics and Electrical Engineering, a Master's and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa, and conducted a postdoc in Computational Geography.



Digital curation, digital preservation, digital archives and records management, ectronic records, digital humanities, spatial informatics, sustainable archives, cyber-infrastructure, and big data

Marciano's research sheds light on WWII internment camps

ISR-affiliated professor has been using records in the National Archives to better understand family experiences.

AI and ML techniques can help unlock hard-to-reach archival content from pre-digital age

Richard Marciano and colleagues publish an extended, iterative study applied to digitized and datafied WWII-era records housed at the FDR Presidential Library.

Entity resolution tool useful to uncover new information in 'big data' sets

In new paper, Richard Marciano and colleagues use technique to unlock links in newly released WWII Japanese American incarceration camp records.

ARL to Fund $30M in Equipment Innovations for Service Members

UMD announces with the U.S. Army Research Lab agreements in additive manufacturing and battery research.

Marciano, students use computational thinking to reframe digital curation practices

Digital curation is increasingly extending archiving and preservation by adding value to digital objects.

Digital preservation and big data researcher Richard Marciano becomes ISR affiliate

Marciano is part of the NSF Brown Dog national research cyberinfrastructure project.