Huang and Schneider receive tenure

Yun Huang
Yun Huang, Associate Professor
Jodi Schneider
Jodi Schneider, Associate Professor

The iSchool is proud to announce the promotions of Yun Huang and Jodi Schneider to associate professor with indefinite tenure. Their new appointments became effective August 16, 2022.

Huang's research areas include social computing, human-computer interaction, mobile computing, and crowdsourcing. She co-directs the Social Computing Systems (SALT) Lab at Illinois, which focuses on systems research in social computing, and holds affiliate appointments in the Department of Computer Science as well as Informatics. Before joining Illinois, Huang served as a faculty member in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University and postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research has received support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), National Science Foundation (NSF), Google, and Administration for Community Living's National Institute on Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Huang holds a PhD in information and computer science from the University of California, Irvine.

Schneider studies the science of science through the lens of arguments, evidence, and persuasion. Her long-term research agenda analyzes controversies applying science to public policy; how knowledge brokers influence citizens; and whether controversies are sustained by citizens' disparate interpretations of scientific evidence and its quality. She directs the Information Quality Lab at Illinois. She holds affiliate appointments in the Beckman Institute, Health Care Engineering Systems Center, European Union Center, Informatics, Center for Health Informatics, and Cline Center for Advanced Social Research at the University of Illinois and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Medicine. Her work has been funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Office of Research Integrity, European Commission, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Science Foundation Ireland, IMLS, and NSF (CAREER award). Schneider holds a PhD in informatics from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and master's degrees in library and information science from the University of Illinois and mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.

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