Professor and Dean Eunice E. Santos presented her research and served as a panelist at the Workshop on Women in Data Science (WiDS), which was held online on April 24. The workshop was part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 36th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), which brings together researchers in data engineering and data-intensive systems. Santos gave an invited address, "Social Information, Data Modeling and Analysis Frameworks."
Santos is an accomplished scholar and researcher whose expertise includes computational social science, with an appreciation for the social and human aspects of the information sciences. Her recent research focuses on using computationally intensive methods to understand the behavior of social networks and communities. She has received numerous awards, including a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching, IEEE-CS Technical Achievement Award, Robinson Faculty Award, and IEEE Big Data Security Woman of Achievement Award. She has been named to Crain's Tech 50 in 2016 and 2018. Santos is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.