Jana Diesner's Group
Human-Centered Data Science · Social Computing · Network Analysis · Natural Language Processing


Jana Diesner

I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Sciences (the iSchool) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I got my PhD from Carnegie Mellon, School of Computer Science, in "Computation, Organizations and Society" (now Societal Computing).

In my group, we integrate and advance methods from Social Network Analysis (SNA), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and MachineLearning (ML) with theories from the social sciences and linguistics to answer substantive questions. Using this mixed methods and mixed data perspective, we 1) validate social network theories in contemporary settings, 2) study consequences of limitations of data provenance and data quality at scale, and 3) assess the impact of information on people. You can find my CV here.

In my lab, we conduct research in the following areas:

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