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 abstracts: Words and Networks at 2nd North American Social Network Conference (NASN)
- 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
- July 2018: Jana was awarded R.C. Evans Data Analytics Fellowship from UIUC Deloitte Foundation
- July 2018: Shub, Ly, Shadi and Jana present at International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2)
- July 2018: Jana was awarded Linowes Fellowship
- ACM HyperText 2018 paper by Mishra and Diesner