Stodden discusses cyberinfrastructure at National Academies workshop

Victoria Stodden
Victoria Stodden, Associate Professor

Associate Professor Victoria Stodden presented her research at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop, "Opportunities for Accelerating Scientific Discovery: Realizing the Potential of Advanced and Automated Workflows," which was held virtually on March 16-17. The workshop served as "a primary information-gathering mechanism for a National Academies' consensus study aimed at examining current efforts to develop advanced and automated workflows for scientific research, and identifying promising research approaches to accelerating progress in the effectiveness and utilization of workflow systems and tools."

Stodden served as a panelist for the session, "Accelerating Discovery: Mathematical and Algorithmic Issues." In her talk, "Cyberinfrastructure Shapes Scientific Outcomes in Crucial and Largely Unrecognized Ways," she discussed how a new cyberinfrastructure (CI) conceptualization could lead to greater awareness of researchers' reliance on CI, the impact of CI on research findings, opportunities to automatically integrate and compare findings, and how CI shapes research pipelines.

A leading expert in the area of reproducibility in computational science, Stodden has served as a member of the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Reproducibility and Replication and the NASEM Roundtable on Data Science Post-Secondary Education. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering Online Ethics Center Advisory Group and National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), and a member-at-large of the Statistics section of the AAAS.

At Illinois, Stodden holds faculty affiliate appointments in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Coordinated Science Lab, College of Law, Department of Statistics, and Department of Computer Science. She earned her PhD in statistics from Stanford University and her law degree from Stanford Law School.

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