Scholars-in-residence advance research, information solutions

The iSchool Scholars-in-Residence program allows international researchers the opportunity to work with faculty and students on specific research projects, offer guest lectures, and participate in research activities at the iSchool and University of Illinois. Current scholars-in-residence include Ya Gao, Chul Wan Kwak, Han (Hannah) Liu, Jing Yuan, Xi Zhang, and Yigang Zhou.

"International scholars-in-residence allow the iSchool to make progress on a range of global information problems, advancing our research enterprise and addressing key societal challenges," said J. Stephen Downie, professor and associate dean for research. 

Ya Gao, doctoral candidate in the School of Information Management at Sun Yat-sen University, studies archives related to the dissemination of American librarianship in China from 1979 through 1999 and its lasting impact on Chinese librarianship from 1979 through 1999.

Chul Wan Kwak is a professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at Kangnam University whose research interests are data cleaning, data curation, metadata, and classification history.

Han (Hannah) Liu, doctoral student in the Department of Information Management at Peking University, is interested in information organization; classification history; and library classification, especially within women’s studies.

Jing Yuan is associate professor in the School of Information Management at Zhengzhou University whose research interests include information behavior and user studies, information seeking and information service, and digital libraries. 

Xi Zhang is a lecturer in the Department of Library, Information and Archives at Shanghai University.

Yigang Zhou, associate professor in the Peking University Library’s Information Technology and Data Center, is interested in open access, including institutional repositories and journals, and discovery systems such as ProQuest Summon.

"The iSchool is pleased to host these outstanding international scholars and looks forward to future collaborations," Downie said.

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