Faculty

Associate Professor
PhD, Psychology, Purdue University
Research focus
The interface of information technology, human psychology, and society; especially how privacy, security, and trust intersect from a psychological point of view with information systems.
Teaching Assistant Professor
PhD, Cognitive and Information Sciences, University of California Merced
Research focus
Social systems dynamics, human dimensions of the climate crisis, implicit cognitive measurements, political cognition, neural networks.
Professor
PhD, Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine
Research focus
Biomedical informatics, natural language processing, evidence-based discovery, learning health systems, socio-technical systems, data analytics, literature-based discovery.
Associate Professor, MS/LIS and CAS Program Director
PhD, American Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo
Research focus
Publishing, scholarly communication, networked communication, the economics of information, open culture, and next generation librarianship.
Assistant Professor
PhD, Computer Science, University of Notre Dame
Research focus
Learning analytics, user modeling, and fairness and transparency in machine learning.
Associate Professor
PhD, History and Anthropology of Science and Technology Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research focus
Science and technology studies, globalization and innovation economies, critical data studies, feminist and decolonial approaches to technology, data ethics and cultures.
Teaching Assistant Professor
EdD, Organizational Change and Leadership, University of Southern California
Research focus
Future of work for information professionals, strategic change with innovation and technology, innovation culture leadership, business information consulting, and coaching information and technology leaders.
Assistant Professor
PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research focus
Adaptation to information proliferation (self-regulated learning, information foraging, cognitive search), coupling cognitive systems (conversational agents, learning agents, AI-human collaboration), digital health (designing for health communication and behavior, health promotion), and health informatics (health misinformation, infodemiology and infoveillance).
Teaching Assistant Professor
PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Research focus
Knowledge organization, library classification, classification on the web, user-oriented approach, comparative cultural studies, and intercultural communication.
Teaching Assistant Professor
PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research focus
Application of asset-based principles and Community of Inquiry (CoI) theory in mixed-methods outcomes-based design and evaluation in formal and informal learning environments; attendant information behaviors as necessary collective-impact infrastructure, focusing on those that benefit young people and the complex systems in which they navigate and create.
Associate Professor
PhD, English Language and Literature, University of Virginia
Research focus
Book history, book arts, print culture, bibliography, digital humanities, text and data mining, machine learning, and critical making.
Associate Professor
PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research focus
Children's and young adult literature, Asian American youth literature, youth services librarianship, transracial Asian adoption, and diversity in the information profession.
Assistant Professor
PhD, Computer Science, University of Oxford
Research focus
Citizen science, information infrastructures for science, sociotechnical challenges to scientific data curation, material politics of scientific collaboration.
Associate Professor and BS/IS Program Director
PhD, Computation, Organizations, and Society, Carnegie Mellon University
Research focus
Human-centered data science, computational social science, network science, natural language processing, machine learning, data regulations, crisis informatics, impact assessment.
Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Co-Director of the HathiTrust Research Center
PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Western Ontario
Research focus
Design and evaluation of information retrieval systems, including multimedia music information retrieval; the political economy of internetworked communication systems; database design; Web-based technologies.
Teaching Associate Professor
PhD, Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
Research focus
The foundations of information representation and description; issues of expression and encoding in documents and digital information resources.
Associate Professor
PhD, Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University
Research focus
Designing, building, and testing a suite of automated and semi-automated methods to explore, understand, characterize, and predict real-world data by means of statistical machine learning.
Teaching Assistant Professor
PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Binghamton University
Research focus
Public health informatics; explainable and interpretable algorithms; fuzzy logic; process mining; and human-computer interaction.
Assistant Professor
PhD, English, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research focus
Children's literature and material culture, British literature, history of education and literacy, social history, child labor, thing theory, fantasy, science fiction, science and technology in literature, automata, digital humanities pedagogy.
Teaching Assistant Professor and Workforce Development/Continuing Education Director
PhD, Sociology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research focus
Social and community informatics, sociological theory of human rights, relational sociology, and action research and public policy relating to digital inclusion and digital literacy.
Associate Professor
PhD, Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine
Research focus
Human-computer interaction, social computing, mobile computing, computer-supported cooperative work, human-AI interaction, conversational agents, social media, and crowdsourcing.
Associate Professor
PhD, Sociology, University of California, Davis
Research focus
Personal archiving; online community and identity; social aspects of computing; research methodology; and gender and technology.
Associate Professor
PhD, Computer Science, Concordia University
Research focus
Biomedical informatics, natural language processing, computational semantics, literature-based knowledge discovery, scholarly communication, science of science, and scientific reproducibility.
Associate Professor
PhD, Communication, Information, and Library Studies, Rutgers University
Research focus
Information access, intellectual freedom and censorship, information ethics, information policy, print culture and reading practices.
Associate Professor and Director of the Champaign-Urbana (CU) Community Fab Lab
PhD, Library and Information Studies, Florida State University
Research focus
Digital youth, the maker movement, learning and community engagement through libraries, human information behavior, and competencies for information professionals.
Associate Professor
PhD, Information Science, Indiana University
Research focus
Interrogating historical and contemporary naming practices and power dynamics in cultural heritage collections of films, comics and zines. Methods: Community-based participatory research and oral history.
Assistant Professor
PhD, History, Vanderbilt University
Research focus
Digital humanities and digital history; cultural heritage and digital libraries; histories of information and data; anti-colonial and postcolonial histories; and cultural analytics and computational social science.
Professor and Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship
PhD, Computer Science, University of Freiburg
Research focus
Data and knowledge management, specifically the modeling, design, and optimization of scientific workflows, provenance, data integration, and knowledge representation; scientific workflow systems; data curation.
Professor
PhD, Informatics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Assistant Professor
PhD, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Research focus
Web archives, infrastructure studies, digital preservation, digital curation, data curation, data practices.
Assistant Professor
PhD, Information Studies, Drexel University
Research focus
Teens, youth, everyday life, technology use and non-use, youth services, social computing, values and design.
Associate Professor
PhD, Medieval Studies, University of Notre Dame
Research focus
Manuscript, print, and digital cultures; the production and circulation of knowledge; history of visualization practices; manuscript studies; book history; history of science; medieval and early modern collecting; history of archives and libraries; information history; aesthetics of information.
Associate Professor
PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research focus
Storytelling as information research; data storytelling; social justice storytelling; health misinformation storytelling; and what library storytelling can teach the information sciences about data storytelling.
Teaching Assistant Professor
PhD, Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Research focus
Data visualization, scientific digitization with machine learning methods, image processing.
Assistant Professor
PhD, Information Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Research focus
Everyday information behavior, information behavior, cultural theory, critical theory, food studies, leisure studies, and ethnography.
Teaching Associate Professor
PhD, Sociology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research focus
Game studies and design, narrative AI and the data undead, persuasion, propaganda and misinformation, trauma and memory studies, Southeastern & Central European studies, digital literacies and gameful pedagogies.
Professor and Special Advisor for Strategic Initiatives (Office of the Provost)
PhD, Philosophy, Brown University
Research focus
Development of formal ontologies for scientific and cultural objects and the application of those ontologies in information system design, scientific publishing, and data curation in the sciences and humanities.
Teaching Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
PhD, Information Science, Indiana University
Research focus
Governance in sociotechnical systems as designed, practiced, and experienced; evaluating technology governance outcomes; social inequality in experiences with technology; information law, policy, and inequality; social aspects of privacy, data, platforms, and personalization; and social informatics
Professor and Dean
PhD, Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
Research focus
Computational social science with an appreciation for the social and human aspects of the information sciences; computationally intensive methods to understand the behavior of social networks and communities with insights related to community resilience, disaster response, and belief and opinion change.
Associate Professor
PhD, Informatics, National University of Ireland, Galway
Research focus
Controversies in science; science of science; argumentation and evidence; biomedical informatics; knowledge organization; linked data (ontologies, metadata, Semantic Web)
Professor and Director, The Center for Children's Books
PhD, History of American Civilization, Harvard University
Research focus
Children's and young adult literature, history of education and literacy, history of childhood, history pedagogy, public history, digital humanities, and historical fiction
Assistant Professor
PhD, Learning, Design, and Technology, Pennsylvania State University
Research focus
Accessible computing/data science, ability design human-computer interaction, inclusive Learning Sciences/STEM+C education across dis/abilities, and accessible health informatics.
Professor Emerita, Interim Executive Associate Dean
PhD, Information Transfer, Syracuse University
Research focus
Education for library and information science, with particular attention to online pedagogy; history of information science; impact of new technologies on reference and information services.
Associate Professor
MSI, Michigan; MBA, University of Iowa
Research focus
Knowledge management, business information, consulting, and experiential learning for information professionals.
Associate Professor
PhD, Information Science, Indiana University
Research focus
History of youth services librarianship, children's print culture, information inquiry and instruction in school libraries, information seeking and use, and media literacy.
Associate Professor
PhD, Engineering Science, Louisiana State University
Research focus
Mathematical optimization; computational statistics; text and data mining; literature-based discovery; bioinformatics.
Senior Lecturer
MBA, University of Chicago
Research focus
Common elements of story-based techniques as used in systems analysis, interaction design, agile software development, and data science storytelling; adaptability of modern software development methods (like design patterns, version control, continuous integration, pair programming and test-driven development) to the needs of data science practitioners.
Assistant Professor
PhD, Physics, Stanford University
Research focus
Data analysis and visualization, social structures of academic software communities, information transmission through software.
Professor and PhD Program Director
PhD, Computing, Lancaster University (UK)
Research focus
Computer-supported cooperative work; collaborative technologies in digital libraries and museums; user interface design and evaluation; open-source usability; information visualization; ubiquitous learning; social learning of technology; rapid prototyping and evaluation.
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
PhD, English, Cornell University
Research focus
Statistical and computational modeling of humanistic evidence; machine learning and text mining; book history; digital libraries; sociology of literature; computational social science; digital humanities.
Associate Professor
PhD, Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research focus
Social (Human-centric) sensing, computing and intelligence; human-centered AI; big data analytics; reliable information distillation systems; human-cyber-physical systems; edge computing; Internet of Things/Everything (IoT/IoE); and smart cities.
Assistant Professor
PhD, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Research focus
Development and understanding of trustworthy machine learning methods with a focus on using the methods to understand biological and medical problems better, where the reliability of the methods is the key.
Associate Professor
PhD, Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine
Research focus
Usable privacy/security, data-driven privacy/security, inclusive design, explainable AI, human-computer interaction, social computing, ubiquitous computing, computer-supported cooperative work.
Senior Lecturer
MS, Engineering Technology, Pittsburg State University
Research focus
Entrepreneurship and commercialization; IT management; digital library systems; systems architecture and integration; applications development; database design; efficiency/performance analysis; algorithms for deductive logic puzzles; project management, especially the use of Monte Carlo simulations.
Lecturer
MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research focus
Data curation, research data management, research programming.
Assistant Professor
PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research focus
Information organization, metadata and knowledge organization systems, data curation, and conceptual and logical foundations of information systems.
Associate Professor
PhD, Information, University of Michigan
Research focus
Community informatics; technology use in local communities and by ordinary people; public libraries past, present, and future; social capital as a crucial resource in the information revolution.
Teaching Assistant Professor
PhD, Behavioral Neuroscience and Biopsychology, Rutgers University
Research focus
Community informatics, community engagement, critical and culturally sustaining pedagogies for the information sciences, and critical constructivist approaches to sociotechnical information systems.