I am an Associate 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 lab, we focus on Human-Centered Data Science, Social Computing and Computational Social Science, and Responsible Computing. To do that, we integrate and advance methods from network science, natural language processing and machine learning with theories from the social sciences and humanities to study interaction-based and information-based systems. Currently, we are working on projects related to 1) studying consequences of biases in data, technology and human decision making, 2) validating social network theories in contemporary settings, 3) impact assessment, 4) socio-semantic networks, 4) crisis informatics, and 5) data governance.
News from our lab
- Call for extended abstracts: Workshop on Biases in Social Computing Data and Technology, due November 18, 2018
- Nov 12: Ly presenting Middle of the (by)line: Examining hyperauthorship networks in the Human Genome Project at the ASIS&T 2018 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada
- Nov 10: Shub presenting Expertise as an aspect of author contributions at the Workshop on Informetric and Scientometrics Research (Metrics 2018), ASIS&T 2018 Annual Meeting, Vancouver Canada
- Oct 24: Jana giving talk on Practical Ethics and Responsible Computing at Partners in Business Ethics Symposium
- Sept 12: Jana giving a keynote talk on Biases at Historical Network Research Conference, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
- August 2018: Nicolas LaLone (PostDoc), Janina Sarol (PhD student) and Mihai Avram (PhD student) join Social Computing Lab