Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics is pleased to announce the latest faculty promotionsand tenure appointments. All promotions are within the Information Science Department and are effective Sept. 1.
Promotion to Professor:
Aleksandra Sarcevic, PhD
Sarcevic is a respected scholar in the fields of computer-supported cooperative work, human-computer interaction, and healthcare informatics. Her research digs deep in high-risk clinical environments, focusing on time-critical decision making. She has notably examined collaboration and errors in trauma teams treating severely injured patients. Sarcevic’s dedication to research, teaching, leadership and interdisciplinary collaborations have directly contributed to the advancement of these fields. Sarcevic currently directs the Interactive Systems for Healthcare (IS4H) Research Lab. In 2013, Sarcevic received an NSF CAREER award. Prior to joining Drexel in 2011, she spent two years as a postdoctoral scholar and visiting assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. She holds an MLIS degree and PhD in Information Science from the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University.
Rosina Weber, PhD
Weber is a leader in case-based reasoning (CBR) and explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) with several publications including an adopted textbook.Weber excels in converting unstructured data into valuable insights to realize use-inspired artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Her research influences intelligent methods like case-based reasoning and neural networks to engineer knowledge from various data sources, including text, context, structured data, metadata and human input. With a background in engineering and management, Weber’s knowledge extends to intelligent systems such as recommender systems, applications in S&T, literature reviews, knowledge management, scientometrics, finance, military operations, law, and health sciences. She currently directs The TeX-Base Lab, funded by DARPA and NIH, which leverages use-inspired research combining data, knowledge and experiences for better outcomes.She is the international XAI expert funded by the Swedish Vinnova foundation invited by the Swedish Malardalens University. Prior to joining Drexel’s faculty in 2001, Weber served as a postdoctoral researcher at the Naval Research Laboratory at the Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence. She holds a doctorate from the Federal University of Santa Catarina graduate program in production engineering (with 18 months at the University of South Florida’s graduate program in industrial engineering and systems); a master’s degree in operations research (production engineering major) from the Federal University of Santa Catarina; and a bachelor’s degree in management from the School of Economic Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.
Tenure and promotion to Associate Professor:
Jina Huh-Yoo, PhD
Huh-Yoo is an esteemed researcher in the human-computer interaction field, with research centering around health informatics and social computing. Her most recent projects include work funded by an NSFCAREER Award on understanding the role of conversational AI systems in caregiving, specifically in how informal caregivers can get support for emotion work and codesign the AI system. Some exiting work includes using motivational interviewing techniques with conversational agents for healthy eating. As a PI, she received a CAREER award from National Institutes of Health (NIH) for improving online health information quality and an NSF Smart and Connected Health Program grant for acoustic sensing in child obesity prevention. Her work is published in top journals and conferences and has garnered best paper awards and honorable mentions. Prior to joining Drexel’s faculty in June 2019, Huh-Yoo served on the faculty of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Diego. She completed an NIH postdoctoral fellowship from the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education at the University of Washington Seattle. She holds a PhD in information (specialization in human-computer interaction) from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, a master’s in human-computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon University, and a bachelor of arts in multimedia design from Korea National University of Arts.