Julia Stoyanovich


Assistant Professor

Office: Univ. Crossings 100E
Phone: 215-895-6273



  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Columbia University
  • M.S. Computer Science, Columbia University
  • B.S. Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • B.S. Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Data and knowledge management, big data, semantic search and ranking, ranked data, workflows and provenance, biological data management.


Dr. Stoyanovich's research is in the area of data and knowledge management. She focuses on developing novel information discovery approaches, with the goal of helping the user identify relevant information, and ultimately transform that information into knowledge. She is particularly excited about the challenges that arise in life sciences applications and in social information processing - domains that are experiencing unprecedented growth in the amount and richness of available data. Having graduated from college, Dr. Stoyanovich spent 5 years in the start-up industry, as a software developer, data architect and database administrator. This experience has motivated her to work with real datasets whenever possible, and to deliver results of her research to the communities of target users, as part of open-source systems or as stand-alone prototypes. Dr. Stoyanovich teaches courses in the data management curriculum at the College of Computing & Informatics.