Associate Professor and PhD Program Director Jana Diesner is a new associate editor on the editorial board of Science Advances, the open access multidisciplinary journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The journal supports the AAAS mission by extending the capacity of Science magazine to identify and promote significant advances in science and engineering across a wide range of areas. Science Advances editors not only have stellar reputations in their disciplines but also have acknowledged breadth in recognizing and promoting interdisciplinary collaborations. Diesner brings to this role her expertise in computational social science, human-centered data science, network analysis, natural language processing, machine learning, and responsible computing.
Diesner holds a PhD from the Computation, Organizations and Society (COS) program at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science. Recent recognition for her research expertise includes a Linowes Fellowship from the Cline Center for Advanced Social Research at Illinois, a R.C. Evans Data Analytics Fellowship from the Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics at Illinois, and an appointment as the CIO Scholar for Information Research & Technology at Illinois. Her research has been published in academic journals, including the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology; Journal of Informetrics; Scientometrics; and PLoS ONE.