Jodi Schneider

Associate Professor

PhD, Informatics, National University of Ireland, Galway

Other professional appointments

Faculty Affiliate, Beckman Institute
Faculty Affiliate, Health Care Engineering Systems Center
Faculty Affiliate, European Union Center
UIC School of Psychiatry (Clinical Assistant Professor, 0% appointment)
Faculty Affiliate, Informatics
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Health Informatics
Faculty Affiliate, Cline Center for Advanced Social Research

Research focus

Controversies in science; science of science; argumentation and evidence; biomedical informatics; knowledge organization; linked data (ontologies, metadata, Semantic Web)

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Research participation program, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Summer 2016
  • Marie Curie Fellow, ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Career Development Enhancer, 2013–2015
  • A. R. Zipf Fellow, Council on Library and Information Resources, 2012


Jodi Schneider is an associate professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She studies the science of science through the lens of arguments, evidence, and persuasion. She is developing Linked Data (ontologies, metadata, Semantic Web) approaches to manage scientific evidence. Schneider has worked as an actuarial analyst for a Fortune 500 insurance company, as the gift buyer for a small independent bookstore, and in academic science and web libraries. She has held research positions across the U.S. as well as in Ireland, England, France, and Chile.

Schneider holds degrees in informatics (PhD, National University of Ireland, Galway), library & information science (MS, UIUC), mathematics (MA, UT Austin), and liberal arts (BA, Great Books, St. John's College).

Office hours

After class and by appointment via Zoom

Publications & Papers

For a complete list of publications, please visit Jodi Schneider's Illinois Experts web page.

Jodi Schneider and Sally Jackson. “Modeling the Invention of a New Inference Rule: The Case of ‘Randomized Clinical Trial’ as an Argument Scheme for Medical Science.” Argument & Computation. 9(2), 77-89.

Amy J. Grizzle, John Horn, Carol Collins, Jodi Schneider, Daniel C. Malone, Britney Stottlemyer, Richard D. Boyce. "A survey of how drug information experts search for evidence about potential drug-drug  interactions.” Journal of Medical Internet Research

Sally Jackson and Jodi Schneider. (June 2018.) “Cochrane Review as a "Warranting Device" for Reasoning About Health.” Argumentation (Springer). 32: 241-272.

[Open access]

Linh Hoang* and Jodi Schneider. Opportunities for computer support for systematic reviewing - a gap analysis. iConference 2018, Sheffield, UK, March 25-28. with preprint at

Thomas Rindflesch, Catherine Blake, Marcelo Fiszman, Halil Kilicoglu, Graciela Rosemblat, Jodi Schneider, and Caroline Zeiss. “Informatics Support for Basic Research in Biomedicine”, The ILAR Journal (2017) 58 (1): 80-89. doi:10.1093/ilar/ilx004

Jodi Schneider, Mathias Brochhausen, Samuel Rosko, Paolo Ciccarese, William R. Hogan, Daniel Malone, Yifan Ning, Tim Clark and Richard D. Boyce. “Formalizing knowledge and evidence about potential drug-drug interactions.” International Workshop on Biomedical Data Mining, Modeling, and Semantic Integration: A Promising Approach to Solving Unmet Medical Needs (BDM2I 2015) at ISWC 2015 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, October 11.

Jodi Schneider, Bluma Gelley, Aaron Halfaker. “Accept, decline, postpone: How newcomer productivity is reduced in English Wikipedia by pre-publication review.” In Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym 2014). Berlin, Germany, August 27 - August 29 with preprint at

Jodi Schneider, Tudor Groza, Alexandre Passant. (2013). “A Review of Argumentation for the Social Semantic Web.” Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability, 4(2), 159-218.
[Open access]

Richard D. Boyce, John Horn, Oktie Hassanzadeh, Anita de Waard, Jodi Schneider, Joanne S. Luciano, Majid Rastegar-Mojarad, Maria Liakata, “Dynamic Enhancement of Drug Product Labels to Support Drug Safety, Efficacy, and Effectiveness.” Journal of Biomedical Semantics. 4(5), 2013. [Open access]

Jodi Schneider, Krystian Samp, Alexandre Passant, Stefan Decker. “Arguments about Deletion: How Experience Improves the Acceptability of Arguments in Ad-hoc Online Task Groups”. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). San Antonio, TX, February 23-27, 2013. with preprint at

Adam Wyner, Jodi Schneider, Katie Atkinson, and Trevor Bench-Capon. “Semi-Automated Argumentative Analysis of Online Product Reviews.” In Fourth International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2012). Vienna, Austria, September 10-12, 2012. with preprint at

* = student supervised by Jodi


"Problematic Citations: Detecting problematic citation patterns with the Open Citations Corpus." Workshop on Open Citations, Bologna, Italy, September 3, 2018.

Jodi Schneider and Novejot Sandhu*, Modeling Alzheimer’s Disease Research Claims, Evidence, and Arguments from a Biology Research Paper.” 9th Conference of the International Society for the Society of Argumentation, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 5, 2018.

Jodi Schneider and Sally Jackson, Innovations in Reasoning About Health: The Case of the Randomized Clinical Trial. 9th Conference of the International Society for the Society of Argumentation, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 5, 2018.

Jodi Schneider, Graciela Rosemblat, Shabnam Tafreshi and Halil Kilicoglu “Rhetorical moves and audience considerations in the discussion sections of Randomized Controlled Trials of health interventions” [Conference Panel Presentation], 2nd European Conference on Argumentation: Argumentation and Inference, Fribourg, Switzerland, June 22, 2017.

Jodi Schneider, Viewing universities as landscapes of scholarship, keynote, VIVO2017 Conference, New York, NY, August 4, 2017.

Jodi Schneider “Citation practices and the construction of scientific fact” European Conference on Argumentation preconference: status, relevance, and authority of facts, Fribourg, Switzerland. June 19, 2017.

Jodi Schneider “What WikiCite can learn from biomedical citation networks” WikiCite 2017, Vienna, Austria, May 23, 2017.

Jodi Schneider and Richard Boyce “Acquiring and representing drug-drug interaction knowledge and evidence”, RWTH Aachen Fachgruppe Informatik - Knowledge-based Systems Group, Aachen, Germany, April 25, 2016.

Jodi Schneider “Packaging ideas: nanopublications in the humanities”, Europeana, The Hague, Netherlands, April 21, 2015.

* = student supervised by Jodi