Information Science Faculty




Agosto, Denise

Professor and Director of the MSI in Library and Information Science program Pronouns: she/her/hers/herself

Information behavior, public libraries, social networks, gender, children, and teens

Ram Arthanari
Arthanari, Ram

Assistant Teaching Professor

Knowledge Management, Digital Transformation, Project/Program/Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Cloud Computing, AI

Pragati Awasthi
Awasthi, Pragati

Assistant Teaching Professor

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Machine Learning and applications

Yuan An Headshot
An, Yuan

Associate Professor and Director of International Programs

Conceptual modeling, schema and ontology mapping, information integration, knowledge representation, requirements engineering, healthcare information systems, semantic web

Ellen Bass
Bass, Ellen

Interim Senior Associate Dean for Research & Professor Pronouns: she/her/hers/herself

Human-centered design, human-computer interaction, human factors, human performance modeling , judgment and decision making, medical informatics, systems engineering

Chris Carroll
Carroll, Chris

Teaching Professor and BSCST Program Director

Cloud computing, server virtualization, cybersecurity curriculum, ethical hacking, cryptography and designing secure networks

Chaomei Chen
Chen, Chaomei


Information visualization, visual analytics, knowledge domain visualization, network analysis and modeling, scientific discovery, science mapping, scientometrics, citation analysis, human-computer interaction

Andrew Calhoun
Calhoun, Andrew

Assistant Teaching Professor Pronouns: he/him/his/himself

Social Engineering, Defensive Cyber Operations, Information Assurance

Michael Chu
Chu, Michael

Associate Teaching Professor

System, server, computer networking and design; IT Infrastructure; information technology management and security; Web system programming; database and mobile application development

Michael Ekstrand
Ekstrand, Michael

Assistant Professor Pronouns: he/him/his/himself

Recommender systems, information retrieval, algorithmic fairness, social impact of technology, AI ethics

Tim Gorichanaz
Gorichanaz, Tim

Assistant Teaching Professor

Humanity-centered design, information ethics, human information behavior, philosophy of technology

Jane Greenberg
Greenberg, Jane

Alice B. Kroeger Professor and Director, Metadata Research Center

Metadata, ontological engineering, data science, knowledge organization, information retrieval

Peter Grillo
Grillo, Peter

Teaching Professor

Strategic applications of technology within organizations

Thomas Heverin
Heverin, Thomas

Associate Teaching Professor Pronouns: he/him/his/himself

Cybersecurity, ethical hacking, IoT security, industrial control systems security, computer forensics, network forensics and cloud security

Hislop, Gregory W.

Professor Pronouns: he/him/his/himself

HFOSS education, Computing education research, information technology for teaching and learning, online education, structure and organization of the computing and information disciplines, software evaluation and characterization.

Jina Huh-Yoo
Huh-Yoo, Jina

Associate Professor

Health informatics, mobile and wireless health, social computing, human-centered design

Tony Hu
Hu, Xiaohua Tony


Data mining, text mining, Web searching and mining, information retrieval, bioinformatics and healthcare informatics

Alex Kalinowski
Kalinowski, Alex

Assistant Teaching Professor Pronouns: He/him/his

Natural language processing, deep learning, TDA, semantics and ontology learning

Weimao Ke
Ke, Weimao

Associate Professor and Associate Department Head for Graduate Affairs, Information Science

Information retrieval (IR), distributed systems, intelligent filtering/recommendation, information visualization, network science, complex systems, machine learning, text/data mining, multi-agent systems

Mat Kelly
Kelly, Mat

Assistant Professor

Web archives, metadata, digital humanities, archival privacy

Xia Lin
Lin, Xia

Professor Pronouns: he/him/his/himself

Digital libraries, information visualization, knowledge mapping, object-oriented programming, information retrieval, information architecture, information-seeking behaviors in digital environments

Danuta Nitecki
Nitecki, Danuta A.

Dean of Libraries, Professor

Library metrics and use in management, library as place, and academic library service models

Jung-ran Park
Park, Jung-ran

Associate Professor

Knowledge organization and representation (cataloging and classification, metadata) computer-mediated communication, cross-cultural communication, multilingual information access, discourse, and pragmatics

Chad Peiper
Peiper, Chad

Associate Teaching Professor Pronouns: he/him/his/himself

Cloud Computing, Blockchain, Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), Data Privacy, Decentralization

Alex Poole
Poole, Alex

Associate Professor

Archives and records, digital curation, digital humanities, and diversity, equity, inclusivity (DEI), and social justice.

Afsaneh Razi
Razi, Afsaneh

Assistant Professor

Human-computer interaction, Social Computing, human-centered AI, Privacy, Ethics, Online Safety, language processing

Shadi Rezapour
Rezapour, Shadi

Assistant Professor

Computational social science; natural language processing; network analysis; human-centered data science; computational linguistics

Michelle Rogers headshot
Rogers, Michelle L.

Associate Professor and Director, Women in Tech Initiative

Human-computer interaction, healthcare informatics, human factors engineering, socio-technical systems, health services research, patient safety

Bo Song
Song, Bo

Assistant Teaching Professor

Data mining, bioinformatics, big data analytics, and knowledge discovery

John Seberger
Seberger, John

Assistant Professor

Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Centered Computing, Social Informatics, Privacy

Aleksandra Sarcevic
Sarcevic, Aleksandra

Professor Pronouns: she/her/hers/herself

Computer-supported cooperative work, human-computer interaction, healthcare informatics; crisis informatics; social analysis of information & communications technology (ICT)

Bhupesh Shetty
Shetty, Bhupesh

Assistant Teaching Professor and Associate Department Head, Undergraduate Affairs, Information Science

Process pattern mining, data mining, operations management, sports analytics, information systems, machine learning and applications

Il-Yeol Song
Song, Il-Yeol


Conceptual modeling, data warehousing, big data technologies and analytics, object-oriented analysis and design with UML, healthcare informatics, smart health

Michelle Tarbutton
Tarbutton, Michelle

Assistant Teaching Professor

Cybersecurity, Computer Forensics, Memory Forensics, Cyberterrorism

Milad Toutounchian
Toutounchian, Milad

Assistant Teaching Professor

Applied Machine Learning and Deep Learning

Hegler Tissot
Tissot, Hegler

Assistant Teaching Professor Pronouns: he/him/his/himself

His main interests in Data Science range from Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Ontologies, Pattern Recognition, Statistical Analysis, and Information Extraction. His research is mostly focused on applying those technologies to unlock clinical evidence from patient data and improve healthcare related services within the clinical domain, targeting the design and development of clinical predictive and risk assessment models.

Lei Wang
Wang, Lei

Assistant Teaching Professor Pronouns: she/her/hers/herself

Biomedical data science, machine learning, deep learning, neuroimaging processing & analytics, natural language processing, simulation modeling

Rosina Weber
Weber, Rosina

Professor Pronouns: she/her/hers/herself

Case-based reasoning, explainable artificial intelligence, machine learning, textual analytics, natural language understanding, language models, recommender systems, technological aspects of knowledge management, project management, and requirements engineering.

Jake Williams
Williams, Jake

Associate Professor

Data science, scientific programming, computational social science, computational linguistics and natural language processing, mathematics, machine learning, algorithms, and scalability.

Erija Yan
Yan, Erjia

Associate Professor

Network science, information analysis and retrieval, scholarly communication methods and applications

Healthcare informatics, social media analytics, knowledge discovery, Web search and mining, recommendation systems, pharmacovigilance, drug repositioning, electronic commerce, intelligence and security informatics