How Gun Violence Affects Public Life and Public Health Exhibit. Chicago, IL, August 2018
How Gun Violence Affects Public Life and Public Health Exhibit. Pygmalion Festival. Urbana-Champaign, IL. September 2018
This study seeks to examine the physiological effects of exposure to nearby gun crimes such as shootings as a way to document the lived experiences of African American mothers. We gathered one month of physiological data from African American mothers using wrist-worn wearable biosensors as well their physical movements as collected by their smartphone’s GPS. We visualized the data using heat maps, crime reports, art, etc.
Mendenhall, R. Documenting How Gun Violence Affects Public Life and Public Health: Using Wearable Sensors, Genomic Analysis and Other Methods. Curious and Eclectic Seminar Series. Beckman Institute Urbana, IL, April 2019.
Mendenhall, R. Hidden American: Centering Black Mothers’ Voices Regarding the Effects of Gun Violence on their Mental and Physical Health. University of Chicago, IL. February 2019.
Keynote Address: Mendenhall, R. Using Advanced Computing to Recover Black Women’s Lost History: Exploring Seamless Creativity in Research that spans Computer Science, Social Sciences and the Humanities. Practice \& Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC18). Pittsburgh, PA. July 2018. Promotion Video
Mendenhall, R. Guest Lecture about big data project on Recovering Black Women’s Lost History: GC: 220: Building Health Communities. Case Western Reserve. Cleveland, OH. March 2018.
Mendenhall, R. using Big Data to Ask Sociological Questions: Recovering Black Women’s Lived Experiences from 1740 to 2014. Data Science Lecture Series. Rice University. February 2017.
Mendenhall, R., Brown, N., Black, M., Van Moer, M., Lourentzou, I., Flynn, K., McKee, M., and Zerai, A. Rescuing Lost History: Using Big Data to Recover Black Women’s Lived Experiences. HPC User Forum Meeting. Austin, Texas. September 2016. Video
Mendenhall, R. Brown, N.M., R. Black, M.L. Van Moer, M., Lourentzou, I., Flynn, K, McKee, M., Zerai, A. 2016. Rescuing Lost History: Using Big Data to Recover Black Women’s Lived Experiences. Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). Miami, FL. July 2016.
Midwest Big Data Hub Co-leads Events for 4th Annual Global Women in Data Science Conference. April 2019. Link
NCSA Faculty Fellow Examines Effects of Gun Violence in Chicago Stress Study Exhibit. September 2019.Link
How Wearable Technology Can Help Unveil Links between Exposure To Gun Violence \& Health. WILL Illinois Public Media. March 2019. Link
Can You Imagine: Using Wearable Technology to Study Gun Violence in Chicago? WILL Illinois Public Media. March 2019. Link
Argone National Laboratory. Women-in-HPC workshop an outstanding success. December 2018. Link
Ruby Mendenhall Charts Progress Using HPC, Big Data to Flag Unidentified Historical Sources on African American Women’s Lives. XSEDE Science Stories. July 2018. Link
Hearing and Healing the Mothers of Englewood, Part One. October 2017. Link
Scientific Computing. December 2016. Social Sciences & Humanities Researchers Use Supercomputers to Amplify Voices of Black Women Silenced by History by Jane Glasser at Intel. Link
Neil Green, the President of Intel Federal, mentioned the Recovering Black Women’s Lost History Project in an article that he wrote about President Obama’s National Strategic Computing Initiative that he stated seeks to “answer our biggest questions.” November 2016. The title of the article is “HPC: Fuelinig the Government’s Next-Generation Technology Programs.” Link
Professor Collaborates on Documentary to Expose the Effects of Violence.” The documentary “What’s Left Behind?” will feature stories from Chicago about coping with the loss of a loved one.” August 24, 2016. Link
Inside Big Data. September 2016. Using Big Data to Recover Black Women’s Lived Experiences. Link
ChicagoInno. March 2016. An Illinois Sociologist Uses Supercomputing to Recover the Lost History of Black Women. Link
National Science Foundation “Where Discoveries Begin” Website Feature. 2016. Rescued History: Massive Data Analysis Helps Uncover Black Women’s Experiences. Written by Ken Chiacchia, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.Link #1 and Link #2
Rescuing Lost History Podcast. 2016. Scott Gibson Tennessee Supercomputing. The most popular podcast during the week that it ran on the National Science Foundation Science 360.gov radio station Link
Access Magazine. Fall/Winter 2015. National Center for Supercomputing Applications. “Word Search.” Link