Jodi Schneider

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Assistant Professor

PhD, Informatics, National University of Ireland, Galway

334 LIS
(217) 300-4328
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Office Hours

after class or by appointment
Curriculum Vitae   

Research Focus

Linked data (ontologies, metadata, Semantic Web); argumentation and evidence; scholarly communication; knowledge organization; computer-supported cooperative work; biomedical informatics; science of science.

Other Professional Appointments

Faculty Affiliate, Beckman Institute
Faculty Affiliate, Health Care Engineering Systems Center
Faculty Affiliate, European Union Center


Jodi Schneider is an assistant professor in the School of Information Sciences. She studies scholarly communication and social media through the lens of arguments, evidence, and persuasion. She is developing linked data (ontologies, metadata, Semantic Web) approaches to manage scientific evidence. Schneider holds degrees in informatics (PhD, National University of Ireland, Galway), library and information science (MS, University of Illinois), mathematics (MA, University of Texas-Austin), and liberal arts (BA, Great Books, St. John's College). She worked in academic libraries and bookstores for six years. She also held research positions across the U.S. as well as in Ireland, England, France, and Chile.


Info Org and Access (IS501A)
Info Org and Access (IS501B)
Information Modeling (IS561B)

Research Projects

Text Mining Pipeline to Accelerate Systematic Reviews in Evidence-Based Medicine

We hypothesize that a flexible, configurable suite of automated informatics tools can reduce significantly the effort needed to generate systematic reviews of medical literature while maintaining or even improving their quality. To test this hypothesis, we propose:
Aim 1. To extend our research on automated RCT tagging to include additional study types and provide public resources. 
Aim 2. To evaluate the performance and usability of our tools when used by systematic reviewers...

Related Topics

Data Curation, Design and Evaluation of Information Systems and Services, Digital Libraries, Foundations of Information, Health and Bioinformatics, Organization of Knowledge and Information, Science Processes, Social Informatics