Craig Willis

Craig Willis

MLS University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

BA Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder

Research focus

My research focuses on changes to the peer review process to support the verification and dissemination of reproducible computational research artifacts.

Publications & Papers

Willis, C. (2020). Trust, but verify: An investigation of methods of verification and dissemination of computational research artifacts for transparency and reproducibility (Ph.D. thesis). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/108468

Chard, K., Gaffney, N., Jones, M. B., Kowalik, K., Ludäscher, B., McPhillips, T., Nabrzyski, J., Stodden, V., Taylor, I., Thelen, T., Turk, M. J., & Willis, C. (2019). Application of BagIt-Serialized Research Object Bundles for packaging and re-execution of computational analyses. 2019 15th International Conference on EScience (EScience) (pp. 514–521). IEEE.  https://doi.org/10.1109/eScience.2019.00068

Chard, K., Gaffney, N., Jones, M. B., Kowalik, K., Ludäscher, B., Nabrzyski, J., Stodden, V., Taylor, I., Turk, M. J., & Willis, C. (2019). Implementing computational reproducibility in the Whole Tale environment. P-RECS'19: Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Practical Reproducible Evaluation of Computer Systems (pp. 17–22). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3322790.3330594

McPhillips, T., Willis, C., Gryk, M. R., Nuñez-Corrales, S., & Ludäscher, B. (2019). Reproducibility by other means: Transparent research objects. 2019 15th International Conference on EScience (EScience), 502–509. https://doi.org/10.1109/eScience.2019.00066

Efron, M., Willis, C., Sherman, G. (2014). "Learning Sufficient Queries for Entity Filtering." SIGIR 2014.

Fenlon, K., Senseney, M., Green, H., Bhattacharyya, S., Willis, C., Downie, J.S. (2014). "Scholar-built collections: A study of user requirements for research in large-scale digital libraries." ASIST 2014.

Willis, C., Efron, M. (2013). "Finding information in books: characteristics of full-text searches in a collection of 10 million books." ASIST 2013.

Willis, C., Losee, R. M. (2013). "A random walk on an ontology: Using thesaurus structure for automatic subject indexing." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 60(7).

Willis, C., Greenberg, J., White, H. (2012). "Analysis and Synthesis of Metadata Goals for Scientific Data." Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 63(8): 1505-1520.

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