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Ahn, Yong Yeol School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Bio: Yong-Yeol (YY) Ahn is an assistant professor at Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing and a co-founder of Janys Analytics. He develops and leverages mathematical and computational methods to study complex systems such as cells, the brain, society, and culture. His recent contribution includes a new framework to identify pervasively overlapping modules in networks, network-based algorithms to predict viral memes, and a new computational approach to study food culture. He is a recipient of several awards including Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University and as a visiting researcher at the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for three years after earning his PhD in Statistical Physics from KAIST in 2008.
Al Hasan, Mohammad Computer and Information Science, School of Science / IUPUI
Bio: Mohammad Hasan is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Indiana University--Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). Before that, he was a Senior Research Scientist at eBay Research Labs, San Jose, CA. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2009. His research interest focuses on developing novel algorithms in data mining, data management, information retrieval, machine learning, social network analysis, and bioinformatics. He won ACM SIGKDD doctoral dissertation award in 2010 and NSF CAREER award in 2012.
Alderson, Art Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Allen, Colin History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
An, Weihua Sociology, Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bio: Dr. Weihua An is assistant professor of sociology and statistics at Indiana University, with a Ph.D. in sociology (2011) and an A.M. in statistics (2009) from Harvard University. His main research areas are network analysis and causal inference. In network analysis, he studies how to leverage social networks to design more effective interventions, how to utilize peer reports to reduce reporting bias in social surveys, how perceptions of networks affect network formation, and big networks (as constructed from citations, biographies, and social media). In causal inference, he studies matching and propensity score methods, instrumental variable methods, and causal inference under interference. He also studies the intersections of the two areas. While studying causality in networks, he employs network analysis to improve causal inference. His research contributes substantively to health and social policy (especially related to children, network, and neighborhood) and organizations.
Disciplines: sociologystatistics
Apostolova, Liana Neurology, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Bio: Liana G. Apostolova, MD, MSc, FAAN joined the IU School of Medicine as the Barbara and Peer Baekgaard Professor in Neurology, Radiology, Medical and Molecular Genetics at in June of 2015. She graduated Summa cum Laude from the Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria in 1998, and completed Neurology residency training at University of Iowa and Dementia fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Apostolova is a prolific researcher with over 60 original peer-reviewed publications. Her research focuses on the early symptomatic and presymptomatic stages of Alzheimer's Disease and on the development and validation of sensitive imaging and genetic biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and other dementing disorders. She is the Founding Director of the UCLA-Easton Neuroimaging Laboratory. Dr. Apostolova is former recipient of the highly prestigious K23 Beeson Career Development Award as well as several grants form the NIH, private foundations and industry. She was awarded the 2010 American Academy of Neurology Research Award in Geriatric Neurology, the 2010 American Federation for Aging Research GE-Healthcare Junior Investigator Award for Excellence in Imaging and Aging Research and the 2007 Turken Research Award. Dr. Apostolova has served as a research mentor to over 50 undergraduate, 16 graduate and 3 post-graduate students, as well as 3 junior faculty researchers to date. She serves as a Senior Associate Editor for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Disease Assessment and Monitoring journal and as the Chair of the Neuroimaging Professional Interest Area of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Atkinson, Simon Biology, School of Science / IUPUI
Audretsch, David B. School of Public and Environmental Affairs / IUB
Baggetta, Matthew Governance and Management, School of Public and Environmental Affairs / IUB
Bio: Matthew Baggetta studies the civic implications of membership organizations. Such groups can be seen as sites where social network ties are formed and reinforced among individuals and as nodes in networks of membership and non-membership organizations. Baggetta is particularly interested in the selection of individuals into and out of membership groups and the possible causal effects of the organizations on the individuals within them.
Barnes, Priscilla Applied Health Science, School of Public Health / IUB
Bio: Dr. Priscilla Barnes' research interests are in public health systems and services. More specifically, she examines inter-organizational factors that influence the quality of preventative services that disadvantaged populations receive within the U.S. public health system. She used primary and secondary data to create network-inspired visualization maps that illustrate types of partnerships (information sharing, coordination, cooperation, collaboration) that promote delivery of health education and population health management initiatives in local communities.
Barnett, William K. Medical and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine, Regenstrief Institute / IUPUI
Bio: William Barnett is the Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO) for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and the Regenstrief Institute. In that role, he has a dual integrated mission. First, to provide, integrate, and advance biomedical informatics services, including process-based services like the clinical trials, data management, and web portal services provided by the Indiana CTSI, and also to lead the research data and analytics services. Secondly, to provide informatics research leadership to develop and apply innovative informatics approaches to advancing healthcare research as a Regenstrief Investigator. He is also a Visiting Associate Research Professor in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at the IU School of Medicine. Having recently come from the Research Technologies Division of the University Information Technology Services at Indiana University, Bill has extensive experience developing IT services for clinical and genomics research utilizing high performance cyberinfrastructures. Bill is an Associate Director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. He is on the Steering Committee for the Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Information Resources (GIR).
Börner, Katy Library and Information Science, Statistics, Cognitive Science, School of Informatics and Computing / Bloomington
Bio: Dr. Börner's research focuses on the development of data analysis and visualization techniques for information access, understanding, and management. She is particularly interested in the study of the structure and evolution of scientific disciplines; the analysis and visualization of online activity; and the development of cyberinfrastructures for large scale scientific collaboration and computation. Dr, Börner is the Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science in the Department of Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, Core Faculty of Cognitive Science, and Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and Visiting Professor at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in The Netherlands. She is a curator of the international Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit. She holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology in Leipzig, 1991 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, 1997. She became an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow in 2012.
Becker, Robert Economics, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Beer, Randall School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Beggs, John Physics, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bell, David C. Sociology, School of Liberal Arts / IUPUI
Bianco, William Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Boehm, Stephen L. Psychology, School of Science / IUPUI
Bollen, Johan School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Bio: Johan Bollen is associate professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing. He was formerly a staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 2005-2009, and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of Old Dominion University from 2002 to 2005. He obtained his PhD in Experimental Psychology from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 2001. He has published more than 75 articles on computational social science, social media analytics, informetrics, and digital libraries. His research has been funded by the NSF, IARPA, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Johan lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and daughter. In his free time he enjoys P90x and DJing in the local Bloomington clubs as DJ Angst (with his colleague E-trash aka Luis Rocha).
Boustani, Malaz General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Breier, Alan Psychiatry, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Brendel, Volker Biology, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Callahan, Christopher General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Castronova, Edward Telecommunications, Media School / IUB
Chandra Janga, Sarath Bioinformatics, School of Informatics and Computing / IUPUI
Ciampaglia, Giovanni L. IU Network Science Institute / IUB
Bio: Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia is currently an assistant research scientist at the Indiana University Network Science Institute. He works on information diffusion in close collaboration with Filippo Menczer and Alessandro Flammini. He obtained his Ph.D. in Informatics from Università della Svizzera Italiana (also known as University of Lugano) in December 2011. His research was supervised jointly by Luca Maria Gambardella (IDSIA), Alberto Vancheri (co-advisor, SUPSI) and Paolo Giordano (co-advisor, Uni. Wien). Before joining CNetS, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia was a research analyst contractor at the Wikimedia Foundation, working on editor engagement issues, research associate at the Chair of Computational Social Science, in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland, and SNSF postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS), Indiana University Bloomington, thanks to the generous support of the Swiss National Science Foundation. His research is about collective social phenomena on the Internet, in particular large-scale collaboration platforms such as Wikipedia. He is also interested in other complex social phenomena such as emergence of social norms, cultural dynamics. Prior to his Ph.D. studies he also worked on models of urban growth.
Connelly, Kay Computer Science and Informatics, School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Bio: Dr. Kay Connelly is an Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. She is the director of the Proactive Health Informatics group. Dr. Connelly’s research focuses on user acceptance of ubiquitous and mobile computing technologies where there is a delicate balance between such factors as convenience, control and privacy. Dr. Connelly’s most recent work emphasizes health and wellness applications to empower both the ill and the healthy to manage and improve their own health and make healthy choices.
Craig, Kalani History, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bio: My research and teaching specialties are at the intersection of digital methodologies and medieval history. I use text mining, spatial history and coding schema to explore conflict in medieval European history, and my in-classroom work makes similar use of these approaches. Prior to returning to the scholarly world, I spent ten years managing Web sites and the technical and creative people responsible for creating those Web sites.
D'Onofrio, Brian Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
De Ruyter, Robert Physics, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
DeDeo, Simon School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Denne, Scott Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Deusner, Melody Barnett Art History, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bio: Dr. Deusner, an art historian of late 19th century and early 20th century European art, practices network-oriented art history, tracking the densely interlocked small-world networks of artists, art collectors, and institutions. Her research also examines the changing historical concept of "network" in the nineteenth century.
Disciplines: Art History
Dexter, Paul Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Dickinson, Markus Linguistics, School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Ding, Ying School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Dongsoo, Kim (Stephen) Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology / IUPUI
Downs, Stephen Pediatrics, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Dunker, A. Keith Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Durresi, Arjan Computer and Information Science, School of Science / IUPUI
Dzemidzic, Mario Neurology, Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Bio: Dr. Dzemidzic is a research faculty in the Departments of Neurology and Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the IU School of Medicine and has been working on neuroimaging, including connectivity, for almost 20 years. Being a nuclear physicist by training, he is familiar with a range of data acquisition, analysis and software techniques applications. Dr. Dzemidzic’s research focus is in the alcohol research with Drs. David Kareken and Karmen Yoder and he also work with Dr. Andrew Saykin in Alzheimer's disease research. In addition, together with Dr. Robert Considine, he has been involved in applying chemosensory probes to neuroimaging of human eating disorders, such as obesity. Finally, Dr. Dzemidzic is very interested in multi-modal imaging and statistical analysis, the research direction he is pursuing in collaboration with Dr. Jarek Harezlak, whose expertise in biostatistics well complements his imaging expertise. He has also been mentoring a number of junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students whose projects are neuroimaging-oriented.
Edenberg, Howard Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Escanciano, Juan Carlos Economics, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bio: Dr. Juan Carlos Escanciano is originally from Madrid, Spain. He attended Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he received a B.S. in math, and University Carlos III de Madrid where he received a Ph.D. in Economics in 2004. Following two years on the faculty of the Universidad de Navarra, in Pamplona, Spain, Dr. Escanciano came to Indiana University in 2006 as an Assistant Professor of Economics. His research interests fall broadly into the area of econometric theory and applications, with a recent emphasis on identification of flexible econometric models.
Evans, Tom Geography, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
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Flammini, Alessandro School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Bio: Alessandro Flammini is an Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington. He holds a Laurea in Physics from the University of Rome, and received a PhD in Statistical Physics from the International School for Advanced Studies, in Trieste, Italy. Before joining Indiana University he held research positions in several institutions, including the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, the Ralph Parson Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Center for Ultra-structural Analysis at University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Flammini's research interests are mostly in the area of Computational Social Science. He has a long-standing passion for networks, both in theoretical aspects and applicative domains, including rivers, protein interactions, transportation, ecological, and socio-technological. His research is sponsored by ONR, DARPA, NSF and McDonnell Foundation. Dr. Flammini has formerly been the Director of the Undergraduate Program in Informatics at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Foroud, Tatiana Medical and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine / IUB
Bio: Tatiana Foroud is a Professor in the department of Medical and Molecular Genetics as well as Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She is a statistical geneticist by training. Her research is focused on the identification of genes contributing to common disorders such as Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, intracranial aneurysms and psychiatric disorders such as alcoholism. Much of her research focuses on the study of familial forms of disease, which are likely to have a great genetic contribution. She is currently analyzing high dimensional array data and sequence data to identify common and rare genetic variants contributing to disease. Dr. Foroud also leads large sample collection efforts and manages multiple biorepositories banking a variety of sample types. She is the scientific director of the Indiana Biobank and the principal investigator of multiple grants.
Fortenberry, Dennis Pediatrics, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Fortunato, Santo Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Bio: SI received my PhD in Theoretical Physics in 2000 at the Department of Physics of the University of Bielefeld, Germany, working on lattice gauge theories, percolation and phenomenology of heavy-ion collisions. I switched to complexity science in 2004, and from 2005 till 2007 I have been postdoctoral researcher at the School of Informatics and Computing of Indiana University, working in the group of Alessandro Vespignani. From 2007 till 2011 I have been at ISI Foundation in Turin, Italy, first as research scientist then as a scientific leader. In 2011 I became Associate Professor in Complex Systems at the School of Science of Aalto University , Finland. I am currently full professor in the Department of Computer Science of Aalto University and Visiting Scholar at the School of Informatics and Computing, where I will be moving permanently to in the summer of 2016.
Fox, Geoffrey School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Fulton, Brad R. School of Public and Environmental Affairs / IUB
Bio: Dr. Fulton is a sociologist who uses network analysis to examine how individuals interact within organizations and how organizations interact with one another. As organizations seek to become more diverse—both in their internal composition and external collaborations—his research examines how organizations navigate internal differences and manage external networks. Dr. Fulton’s research within organizations integrates social capital theory and network analysis to examine how a group’s social composition and social interactions interact to influence its outcomes. His research across organizations examines the collaborative partnerships organizations form to provide social services and he analyze how their interorganizational networks influence the types of programs they offer.
Disciplines: Sociology
Gantz, Walter Telecommunications, Media School / IUB
Garcia, Filomena Economics, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bio: Filomena Garcia is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics of Indiana University. Her main research interests are Industrial Organization and Game Theory. She has been using strategic network theory to understand the emergence of R&D networks and their effects for competition policy.
Disciplines: Economics
Garcia, Justin R. Gender Studies, Kinsey Institute / IUB
Garyfallidis, Eleftherios Intelligent Systems Engineering, School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Bio: Professor Garyfallidis develops state of the art tools that generate tractograms and structural connectivity matrices of the brain. Dr. Garyfallidis holds the position of Assistant Professor of Intelligent Systems Engineering (ISE) of Indiana University (IU) School of Informatics and Computing. He is also the founder and lead engineer of Diffusion Imaging in Python (DIPY), currently the largest open source project in the development of diffusion MRI methods. Diffusion MRI is a unique non-invasive MRI technique that is used to study the structural connectivity of the brain. Dr. Garyfallidis has performed research and development at nearly all levels of diffusion MRI analysis. Recently, he started focusing more on the problems of segmentation and registration of tractography. Some of his most known inventions are QuickBundles and Streamline-based Linear Registration (SLR). Prof. Garyfallidis is leading a new lab for Neuroengineering at ISE specializing in the developing of new methods and intelligent algorithms for medical imaging and brain mapping with applications to research, clinic and industry.
Gesselman, Amanda Kinsey Institute / IUB
Bio: Dr. Gesselman is a social psychologist and a research scientist at the Kinsey Institute. Dr. Gesselman's research examines dating and sexuality of single adults — with an emphasis on technology and health behaviors — and on the psychology, sexuality, and health of romantic couples.
Disciplines: Social Psychology
Giroux, Stacey Center for Survey Research, Ostrom Workshop, College of Arts and Sciences / Bloomington
Goldstone, Robert Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Goni, Joaquin Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Bio: Dr. Goni is an Adjunct Associate Research Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, an assistant professor in Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University and a former IU Network Science Institute Research Scientist.
Goodlett, Charles Psychology, School of Science / IUPUI
Grannis, Shaun J. Family Medicine, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Guidoboni, Giovanna Mathematical Sciences, School of Science / IUPUI
Hahn, Matthew Biology, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Hammond, Flora Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Han, Jiali Epidemiology, School of Public Health / IUPUI
Hanson, Russell Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Harezlak, Jaroslaw Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health-Bloomington / IUB
Bio: Dr. Harezlak is an Associate Professor interested in brain connectivity. He has been working with groups both at IU and at other US institutions on statistical models to incorporate both structural and functional connectivity in regularized regression models.
He, Ka Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health / IUB
Hetrick, William Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Hood, Sula Social and Behavioral Sciences, Richard M, Fairbanks School of Public Health / IUPUI
Bio: Dr. Hood’s research agenda has a strong emphasis on addressing chronic disease health disparities, where she conducts research to inform the development of health promotion programs to improve the health and quality of life of disadvantaged populations. In particular, her research seeks to identify mechanisms and test ways of intervening to increase social support and health communication as critical strategies for promoting chronic disease prevention, coping, and self-management. Dr. Hood values multidisciplinary research approaches, and has worked in teams to develop and test innovative community-based health promotion interventions in unique settings such as barbershops and family reunions. Her research utilizes mixed-methods, incorporating both qualitative and quantitative methodology.
Hummer, Tom Psychiatry, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Hundley, Stephen P. School of Engineering and Technology / IUPUI
Hutchins, Gary D. Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Izquierdo, Eduardo J. School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Bio: Dr. Izquierdo is in his first year, as a tenure-track faculty member, in the Cognitive Science Program. His research interest is in understanding the neural basis of behavior, as it arises from the interaction between the organism’s nervous system, its body, and its environment. He combines connectome graph analysis, neural network simulations, evolutionary algorithms for optimization, taking into account experimental observations, and mathematical analysis, including information theory and dynamical systems theory, to generate and understand complete brain-body-environment models of simple but biologically and cognitively interesting behaviors.
Johnson, Daniel Geography, School of Liberal Arts / IUPUI
Jones, Michael Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
José, Jorge V. Physics, Stark Neurosciences Institute, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine / Bloomington
Bio: The research in my lab goes from computational neuroscience studies of neurons and neuronal networks modeling animal behaviors to studies in humans affected by neurological disorders, including translational research applications. All research done in my lab is guided by a general principle of connecting neuronal dynamics to behavior. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by the lack of communicative and cognitive abilities. The current clinical diagnostic models have focused almost exclusively on the deficits providing qualitative behavioral treatments to improve the individual’s condition. In collaboration with Rutgers University and members of the Indiana University School of Medicine, we have been thinking about autism in a very different way. Recent technical advances in wearable sensing technology have helped us bridge the gap between observational clinical practices and quantitative objective research outcomes. The instruments we used in our laboratory settings allow motion tracking kinematics for different parts of the body, including the eyes’ minute motions, facial micro-expressions and body micro-movements. To analyze the “big data sets” produced by these recordings we developed new statistical analytics. Our analyses provide novel physiologically biometrics which may be used to characterizing sensory-motor signatures many which occur largely beneath detection of our naked eye capabilities. Our recent results offer new avenues for connecting the cognitive abilities of individuals by quantitatively studying their moment-by-moment natural micro-movements at a millisecond time scales. Synchronization of inhibitory neurons as a possible mechanism for attentional gain modulation. Naturally occurring visual scenes contain large amounts of spatial and temporal information that are transduced into neuronal spike trains along the visual sensory pathway. Human psychophysics indicates that only a small part of that information is attended. We have developed Hodgkin-Huxley neuronal models to analyze data obtained from electrophysiological experiments with nonhuman primates. We have suggested that attentional modulation of the synchrony of local interneuronal networks could potentially account for these observations. We also considered the case when two stimuli are presented simultaneously. The neuronal response is in between those for each stimulus presented separately (stimulus competition) and when one stimulus is attended. The neuronal response gets closer to the response to this stimulus presented alone (biased competition). When the stimulus contrast is varied, several types of gain responses have been found with attention. We introduced a biophysical neural network model of V4, constraining it to reproduce the dynamics observed in the absence of attention. We were able to reproduce some of the detailed neural activity reported experimentally and the stimulus competition. We are exploring the possibility that our model may provide a unified framework for attentional modulation in V4. From neuronal to an hydrodynamic model describing larvae zebra fish rich swimming repertoire. Larval zebrafish (LZF) provide a unique opportunity to study realistic neuronal models since the fish is transparent and most of its neuronal properties are measured. The LZF exhibits a variety of complex undulatory swimming patterns. This repertoire is controlled by the 300 neurons projecting from brain into spinal cord. We developed a segmental oscillator model (using the NEURON program) to investigate this system. By adjusting NMDA strengths and glycinergic synapses produced the generation of oscillation (tail-beat) frequency patterns over the range exhibited experimentally. To describe visually the experimentally observed bending patterns we also developed a biomechanical-hydrodynamic model to better understand how those outputs are generated by the neuronal model we developed.
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Kareken, David A. Neurology, Psychology, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Kennedy, Dan Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Kim, Sungeun Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine / IUPUI
King, Brian Electrical and Computer Engineering / IUPUI
Klaunig, James Environmental Health, School of Public Health / IUB
Knopf, Amy Nursing / IUPUI
Bio: Dr. Knopf is a nurse researcher whose research program reflects her commitment to engaging marginalized populations in the resolution of disparities in the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Her clinical background includes a fellowship in oncology nursing and clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, and primary care for homeless adults in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of the community-oriented public health practice program at the University of Washington and remains deeply committed to community-engaged research. Dr. Knopf's doctoral work focused on HIV transmission dynamics from a sexual network perspective; specifically, she worked on a pilot study of an intervention designed to disrupt HIV transmission through sexual networks by reducing the prevalence of concurrent (or temporally overlapping) sexual partnerships. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Knopf turned her attention to emerging biomedical HIV prevention technologies, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and their translation into the everyday lives of populations at risk for HIV infection. Dr. Knopf has two active research projects that explore adolescents’ and parents’ perspectives on the ethical challenges of enrolling minor adolescents in biomedical HIV prevention trials.
Kumar, Justin Biology, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Kuznetsov, Alexey Mathematical Sciences, School of Science / IUPUI
Leech, Tamara Sociology, School of Liberal Arts / IUPUI
Li, Lang Medical and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Liu, Xiaozhong School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Liu, Yunlong Medical and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Lumsdaine, Andrew School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Mabry, Patricia L. IU Network Science Institute / IUB
Bio: Dr. Mabry joined the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI) as its first Executive Director in October 2015. She manages the IUNI staff (12), oversees policy development for the organization, and fosters development of IUNI educational offerings and pursuit of collaborative grant applications by the Institute’s 150 faculty affiliates. Dr. Mabry also holds a faculty appointment as a Senior Research Scientist in the IU-Bloomington School of Public Health. In this role, she collaborates on research projects and manuscripts related to topics in systems science and health. Prior to joining IU, Dr. Mabry was a Senior Advisor for Disease Prevention in the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she led two of the Office’s six strategic priorities: 1) development of a portfolio analysis tool based on machine learning to deeply characterize NIH investments in prevention research, and 2) promote the use and development of the best methods for prevention research. Also at NIH, Dr. Mabry was a Senior Advisor in the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) for over eight years, including one year as Acting Deputy Director. There, Dr. Mabry facilitated the adoption of systems science methods by behavioral and social scientists. She led funding announcements in transdisciplinary research, methodology and measurement, and systems science and produced the annual Institute on Systems Science and Health (ISSH). She also co-led Envision, a network of computational modeling teams focused on policy interventions to combat obesity. Before joining the federal government Dr. Mabry held positions in academia and private industry. She is a Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and has been an active contributor to the annual International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, including as Conference Chair (2010). Dr. Mabry holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia.
Disciplines: Psychology
Malec, James Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Maltese, Adam Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education / Bloomington
Bio: My current research involves analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data regarding student experiences, performance and engagement in science education from middle school through graduate school. More recently, we've begun work that uses eye tracking technologies to study the interpretation of data by students and scientists in classroom and field-based settings.
Disciplines: Education
Martina Barnas Informatics and Computing
Bio: I serve as SOIC research dean. My own expertise is in physics of varied scales, and current research in distributed graph algorithms. I would like to join IUNI because I believe it is relevant both from the perspective of my administrative role, and potentially my own research.
Massey, Anne Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Kelly School of Business / IUB
Maupome, Gerardo Department of Cariology, Operative Dentistry and Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry / IUPUI
Bio: Gerardo Maupomé is an oral health researcher with primary interests in dental health services research and oral epidemiology, oral treatment needs among patients at high risk of disease or subject to health and social disparities, and analysis of professional practices – including how dental professionals make therapeutic decisions. He has worked in the private sector and in academia for the past 25 years. He is a Professor with Indiana University School of Dentistry since 2005, and currently has various affiliations with academic organizations in the USA (including IUNI) and in the UK. Dr. Maupomé has been involved in various research projects – spanning from epidemiological studies assessing the impact of public health fluoridation, to clinical trials of chlorhexidine varnishes; from community demonstrations to promote healthier lifestyle decisions, to quantitative appraisals of factors contributing to poor oral health and failure to access dental services; and from qualitative investigations into social and economic determinants of health, to economic analyses of the costs implied in health conditions and associated therapeutic procedures. Some of these studies have been focused on American Indians, people of Mexican and Hispanic origin, those 65 years of age and older, children, and population groups with restricted access to dental services.
Disciplines: Dentistry
McCormick, Bryan School of Public Health / IUB
Bio: My research focuses on the social and community functioning of people with severe mental illnesses. Through the use of a variety of research methods, we have examined such elements as daily physical activity, mood, and social context as well as recreation and support networks. My current work examines the role of networks and network members in the health behaviors of adults with schizophrenia.
McCranie, Ann Indiana University Network Science Institute / IUB
Bio: Ann McCranie is the Assistant Director of Research Administration at Indiana University Network Science Institute, responsible for proposal development, educational outreach and conference and talk planning. McCranie received her PhD in Sociology from IUB, and her research is focused on networks in several domains: personal networks and health decision making, networks within organization and how they impact change, and networks between researchers in the mental health services field. McCranie has also served as the managing editor for Network Science and as summer program faculty teaching network analysis for the University of Michigan's ICPSR Summer Program since 2011. She is the co-author of Recovery in Mental Health: A Critical Sociological Account.
Disciplines: sociology
McDonald, Brenna C. Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine / IUPUI
McGinnis, Michael Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
McGuire, Michael School of Public and Environmental Affairs / IUB
Melo, Emerson Economics, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bio: Dr. Melo is assistant professor at the Department of Economics at Indiana University Bloomington. He received his PhD in Social Sciences, from California Institute of Technology, June 2013. His research interest are Game Theory, Microeconomic theory, Economic and Social Networks, and Applied Econometrics. From 2013-2015, did his Postdoc at the Cornell Theory of Computation group and the Center for the Interface of Networks, Computing, and Economics (CINCE). He was junior researcher at the Central Bank of Chile, January 2006 to August 2008.
Disciplines: economics
Menachemi, Nir Health Policy and Management, Richard M, Fairbanks School of Public Health / IUPUI
Bio: Dr. Nir Menachemi serves as Chair of the Health Policy and Management department of the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and holds the rank of Professor. He also holds an appointment as Affiliated Scientist with the Regenstrief Institute. Dr. Menachemi’s research examines how organizational strategies (e.g., health information technology adoption) impact critical performance measures, including quality outcomes and financial performance. In addition, he has published extensively on health policy and public health topics ranging from obesity issues to the impact of various laws or policies on health outcomes.
Disciplines: public health
Menczer, Filippo School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Bio: Filippo Menczer is a Professor of informatics and computer science, adjunct Professor of physics, and a member of the cognitive science program at Indiana University, Bloomington. He holds a Laurea in Physics from the University of Rome and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Menczer has been the recipient of Fulbright, Rotary Foundation, and NATO fellowships, and a Career Award from the National Science Foundation. He currently serves as director of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research and is a Fellow of the Institute for Scientific Interchange Foundation in Torino, Italy, a Senior Research Fellow of The Kinsey Institute, and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He previously served as division chair in the IUB School of Informatics and Computing, and was Fellow-at-large of the Santa Fe Institute. His research is supported by the NSF, DARPA, and the McDonnell Foundation. It focuses on Web science, social networks, social media, social computation, Web mining, distributed and intelligent Web applications, and modeling of complex information networks.
Disciplines: Computer Science
Miller, Wendy R. School of Nursing / IUPUI
Bio: Wendy Miller is an Assistant Professor at IU School of Nursing. She has expertise in chronic disease self-management, particularly in the condition of epilepsy. She is the Director of the IU School of Nursing Social Network Health Research Lab.
Disciplines: Nursing
Milojevic, Stasa Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Mosley, Amber Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine / IUB
Newman, Ehren Dept of Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Newman, Sharlene Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bio: Dr. Newman earned her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a focus in medical imaging. Afterwards she worked as a postdoctoral associate at Carnegie Mellon with Marcel Just and Patrica Carpenter in the Psychology Department. Dr. Newman came to IU in 2004 and is the current director of the Indiana University Imaging Research Facility.
Nho, Kwangsik Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Bio: Dr. Nho’s research expertise is in the areas of bioinformatics, imaging informatics, and medical informatics. After his postdoctoral years in computational physics, he refocused his career on biomedical informatics (BMI). In particular, he have become interested in bringing together bio-, medical, and imaging informatics methodologies in an integrated manner to study the genetic etiology of complex diseases. Dr. Nho’s career goal is to integrate bio-, medical, and imaging informatics strategies to perform next generation sequence analysis and deeply understand the pathogenetics of complex diseases.
Niculescu, Alexander Psychiatry, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Ning, Xia Department of Computer & Information Science, School of Science / IUPUI
Bio: Dr. Ning is working on Data Mining, Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics and their applications in e-Commerce and Recommender Systems, where she develops personalized and scalable methods and software tools to discover knowledge regarding users' personal preferences, intentions and behavior patterns, etc, from their purchases activities, social networks, click traces, online reviews, etc, and correspondingly produce personalized recommendations. She is also involved in research on drug discovery and bioinformatics, where she develops effective data mining and machine learning methodologies to facilitate rapid and targeted exploration over chemical and biological spaces, and computational methods for various Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics problems. She is also active in complex systems research, where she develop Big Data Analytics methods to help understand system behaviors, detect anomalies from large and heterogeneous systems, and identify security related issues, etc.
Nudelman, Kelly Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Bio: Dr. Nudelman is a postdoctoral fellow studying genetic and physiological factors influencing cognitive dysfunction and neurodegeneration in older adults. Her current projects include the study of microRNA regulatory network heterogeneity in Alzheimer's disease.
O'Donnell, Brian Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bio: I am part of a research group that is studying how psychotic disorders, cannabis use and developmental factors affect human brain network organization.
Oruche, Ukamaka Community and Health Systems, School of Nursing / IUPUI
Bio: My program of research focuses on understanding and developing interventions to improve the mental health and wellbeing of families and their adolescents with Oppositional Defiant Disorders and Conduct Disorders with special emphasis on low income and African American families. My research provides insights into factors underlying frequent and trying interactions between families and child serving system professionals (i.e., mental health clinics, schools, juvenile justice, and child welfare) and the use of social network-based strategies to improve families’ efficacy needs and reduce caregiving stress.
Disciplines: nursing
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Page, Frank Economics, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Paolillo, John School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Bio: John Paolillo is Associate Professor of Informatics. He holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stanford University. His past research concerns the relationship of social networks to the emergence of semantic coherence in social media sites, such as del.iciou.us, LiveJournal and YouTube, among others, and his current research extends this approach to the distinct ideologies behind YouTube videos related to conspiracy theories
Park, Irene School of Medicine-South Bend / IUPUI - South Bend
Bio: Dr. Irene Park is Assistant Research Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine—South Bend. Broadly, Dr. Park’s research examines sources of risk and resilience in the mental health of immigrant and racial/ethnic minority populations. Using an ecological approach, Dr. Park seeks to understand the sociocultural contexts in which ethnic minority youths reside, particularly the contexts of culture and family, as they relate to youths’ mental health. She is interested in understanding how personal and sociocultural networks influence mental health outcomes, health disparities, and access to mental health services. Currently, Dr. Park is investigating racial/ethnic discrimination and mental health in Latino families, with the aim of identifying mediating mechanisms (e.g., anger regulation) and risk/protective factors in the discrimination—mental health link among Mexican-origin adolescents; this research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Park received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She completed an NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellowship through the Family Research Consortium at the University of California, Davis, focusing on family processes and child/adolescent mental health in diverse contexts. Dr. Park served on the faculty in the Psychology Department at the University of Notre Dame before joining the faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2013.
Disciplines: psychology
Perry, Brea Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bio: Brea Perry is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University, and received a Ph.D. in Sociology from IU in 2008. Prior to returning to Indiana in 2014, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky, where she founded and directed the interdisciplinary Health, Society, and Populations Program. Her research and teaching interests include social networks, medical sociology, mental illness, biosociology, social genetics, and quantitative methodology. One line of research focuses on complex interactions between genotypes, social statuses, and social environmental conditions (GxExE) in substance use pathways. Dr. Perry also studies personal social network dynamics and processes that accompany progression through illness careers. Much of her work employs egocentric social network analysis and multilevel and longitudinal modeling. Dr. Perry’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the McManus Foundation. She is currently the series editor of Advances in Medical Sociology.
Disciplines: Sociology
Pescosolido, Bernice A. Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bio: Bernice A. Pescosolido is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Indiana University and Director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research. Professor Pescosolido received a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island in 1974 and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1982. She has focused her research and teaching on social issues in health, illness, and healing. Pescosolido's research agenda addresses how social networks connect individuals to their communities and to institutional structures, providing the "wires" through which people's attitudes and actions are influenced. This agenda encompasses three basic areas: Health care services, stigma, and suicide research. In the early 1990s, Pescosolido developed the Network-Episode Model, which was designed to focus on how individuals come to recognize and respond to the onset of health problems, and use health care services. Specifically, it has provided new insights to understanding the patterns and pathways to care, adherence to treatment and the outcome of health care. As a result, she has served on advisory agenda-setting efforts at the NIMH, NCI, NHLBI, NIDRR, OBSSR, and presented at congressional briefings.
Disciplines: Sociology
Pestilli, Franco Psychological and Brain Sciences / IUB
Bio: Dr. Franco Pestilli is an assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is also an associated member of the Programs in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science and Indiana University Network Science Institute. Previously, he was a Research Associate in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. He worked with Brian Wandell to study the network of white matter connections of the human brain. He also worked at the Riken Brain Science Institute in Japan with Justin Gardner to study the visual attention system. Dr. Pestilli received a postdoctoral fellowship by the Japanese Society for the Advancement of Science for the work at RIKEN. Before that he worked in the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University with Vincent Ferrera on Neuroeconomics and vision. His postdoctoral work at Columbia was funded by a Fellowship by the Italian Academy. His PhD is from the New York University working with Marisa Carrasco on the effects of attention on contrast processing. His PhD work was funded by the MacCracken Predoctoral Fellowship. Laurea Summa Cum Laude by the University of Rome, La Sapienza.
Petrache, Horia Physics, School of Science / IUPUI
Pool, Veronika Kelley School of Business / IUB
Puce, Aina Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bio: Dr. Aina Puce studies the brain basis of non-verbal communication and use mainly EEG and fMRI methods for experimentation. She is specifically interested in interactions between top-down vs bottom-up processing in the human brain.
Pullen, Erin L. IU Network Science Institute / IUB
Bio: Erin Pullen is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Indiana University Network Science Institute. She came to Indiana University in 2015 after completing her PhD at the University of Kentucky. Her primary research interests include egocentric networks, medical sociology, health disparities, and quantitative methodologies. Broadly, she is interested in how relationships between personal social networks, health behaviors, and health outcomes co-evolve over time, particularly in the context of disadvantage and inequality.
Disciplines: Sociology
Radicchi, Filippo School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Bio: Dr. Radicchi has a M.Sc. in Physics at University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Physics at Jacobs University Bremen in 2007. He has been a Research Scientist at ISI Foundation in Turin, a postdoctoral fellow in the Amaral Laboratory at Northwestern University, and a senior researcher at University Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain. He joined IU in 2013 as an assistant professor in the School of Informatics and Computing. His research activity focuses on the application of methods and tools of statistical physics to the study of complex systems and networks.
Raymond, Angie Kelley School of Business / IUB
Bio: I am currently working on understanding how to use social and digital networks to lessen the impact of false or biased communication and reputation responses in an online justice system.
Razo, Armando Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bio: Professor Razo's research interests are in the field of comparative politics, with special interests in the political economy of development and comparative analysis of networks and institutions. His research and teaching center around two themes: (1) how political institutions in developing countries affect economic performance; and (2) the study of political institutions and political organization in nondemocratic settings. Current research projects include the development of an ontology and linguistic corpus for comparative analysis of networks in international development. He teaches courses on networks and institutions, quantitative contextual analysis, development, positive political economy, and Latin American politics. He is the author of Social Foundations of Limited Dictatorship, published by Stanford University Press in 2008, which advances a network theory of private policymaking. A student of economic history, he is also co-author with Stephen Haber and Noel Maurer of The Politics of Property Rights (2003).
Disciplines: Political Science
Reynolds, Heather Biology, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Risacher, Shannon Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Rocha, Luis School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Bio: Luis M. Rocha is Professor of Informatics in the School of Informatics & Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he is director of the Complex Systems graduate Program of the Informatics PhD Program, member of the Indiana University Networks Institute, and core faculty of the Cognitive Science Program. Dr. Rocha is a Fulbright Scholar and is also the director of the Computational Biology Collaboratorium and in the Direction of PhD program in Computational Biology at the Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciencia, Portugal. His research is on complex networks & systems, computational & systems biology, and computational intelligence. He received his Ph.D in Systems Science in 1997 from the State University of New York at Binghamton. From 1998 to 2004 he was a permanent staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he founded and led a Complex Systems Modeling Team during 1998-2002, and was part of the Santa Fe Institute research community. He has organized major conferences in the field such as the Tenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (Alife X) and the Ninth European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2007). He has published many articles in scientific and technology journals, and has been the recipient of several scholarships and awards. At Indiana University, he has received the Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing, Trustees Award for Teaching Excellence in 2006 and 2015 after developing the complex systems training program and syllabi for several courses.
Rojas, Fabio Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Rubchinsky, Leonid L. Mathematical Sciences, School of Science / IUPUI
Salih, Zeynep N. Pediatrics, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Saykin, Andrew J. Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Bio: Dr. Saykin is the Raymond C. Beeler Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Indiana University School of Medicine where he serves as director of the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center and of the IU Center for Neuroimaging. He also holds appointments in Medical and Molecular Genetics, Neurology and Psychiatry. Before joining Indiana University in 2006 he served on the faculties of Dartmouth Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Saykin serves as Genetics Core leader of the NIA-sponsored multicenter Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). Other collaborative federally sponsored projects examine cognitive changes associated with cancer chemotherapy, brain injury and schizophrenia. Dr. Saykin is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Brain Imaging and Behavior. His current research program focuses on the integration of structural, functional and molecular brain imaging with genomic and biomarker methods to study mechanisms of memory dysfunction and therapeutic response. Major goals include development of tools for early detection of dysregulated brain networks in older adults at risk for Alzheimer’s disease and identification of novel therapeutic targets based on imaging genetics association studies.
Schleyer, Titus Medicine, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Schneider, Bryan Medicine, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Schoenemann, Tom Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Sevilir, Merih Kelley School of Business / IUB
Shekhar, Anantha Psychiatry, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Shen, Li Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Bio: Dr. Li Shen holds a B.S. degree from Xi'an Jiao Tong University, an M.S. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and a Ph.D. degree from Dartmouth College, all in Computer Science. Dr. Shen is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), and Associate Director of IU Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB). He is the Executive Director of the MICCAI Society Board of Directors. He is a member of the Center for Neuroimaging, the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute at IUSM, and IU Network Science Institute. He is also affiliated with Departments of CIS, ECE and Biostatistics, and School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. His research interests include medical image computing, bioinformatics, data mining, and network science. The central theme of his lab is focused on developing computational and informatics methods for integrative analysis of multimodal imaging data, high throughput "omics" data, fluid and cognitive biomarker data, and rich biological knowledge such as pathways and networks, with applications to various complex disorders. The ultimate goal is to improve mechanistic understanding of disease processes and treatment responses for early diagnosis and therapeutics. His research is primarily funded by NIH (NLM, NIA, NIBIB, NIAAA, NCATS), NSF, DOD and NCAA. Further information about Dr. Shen's research activities is available at http://www.iu.edu/~shenlab/.
Shiffrin, Richard Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Shih, Patrick School of Informatics and Computing / Bloomington
Bio: I'm an Assistant Professor of Informatics in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington. I am a Fellow of the Center for Computer-Mediated Communication (CCMC). I am also an affiliated faculty at the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB), the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI), and the Institute for Software Research (ISR) at the University of California, Irvine. I am interested in utilizing mixed methods approaches to tackle research problems in online and geographic communities. Specifically, my current research focuses on leveraging awareness of individual and community activities embedded in sensor technologies, smart devices, social media, and online forums in the design and construction of novel persuasive interfaces and civic engagement platforms that facilitate sustainable motivational and behavioral changes.
Silverman, Ross School of Public Health / IUPUI
Siwiec, Robert Medicine, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Slaper, Timothy Kelly School of Business / IUB
Bio: Timothy Slaper {slay-per} leads a research team engaged in industry and workforce analysis, economic impact studies, regional economic analyses, demographic estimates and projections, trade and foreign investment analysis, measuring innovation and educational performance and the drivers of regional economic growth. At the time of this writing, the team is putting the final touches on The Innovation Index 2.0. National in scope, The Innovation Index is a county-based dataset and web tool for economic development practitioners as well as policy makers and researchers to assess a region’s innovative capacity and economic performance. All the work that Timothy oversees puts analytical tools and practical research into the hands of economic development practitioners to help them address the challenges of economic development in today's rapidly changing world. Before the IBRC, Timothy served as Senior Economist on the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. He cut his teeth as an economist at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Timothy earned his doctorate in economics at The American University in Washington DC and is an alumnus of Miami University (Ohio).
Smith, Eliot Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bio: Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences Eliot Smith has pioneered the development of multi-agent models of information spread in social networks that draw on social psychological studies of social influence to incorporate realistic assumptions about how and when people will accept (and further transmit) the information they receive from others (Mason et al., 2007). Smith’s empirical studies and multi-agent modeling have focused on the cognitive and behavioral processes that occur when people receive information from others that differs from their own prior beliefs — processes that determine whether they accept the information and change their beliefs, ignore the information, or seek out further evidence to attempt to reconcile the inconsistency (Collins et al., 2011; Smith and Collins, 2009). Another investigation examined in depth strategies for processing inconsistent information and determining its validity (Smith, 2014). The multi-agent model led to the conclusion that people can best avoid misinformation by comparing incoming information to their own existing beliefs, and discarding it if it is too discrepant. Alternative strategies that are prominent in the literature — such as accepting new information if it comes from multiple independent sources — were found not to be useful. This is partly because people are not usually in a good position to know the overall structure of the social network and therefore cannot tell whether multiple information sources are truly independent of each other. That is, person A may hear the same information from both B and C and assume they are independent, when in fact both B and C might have obtained the information from a common source D.
Song, Fengguang Computer and Information Science, School of Science / IUPUI
Song, Yiqing Epidemiology, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Sporns, Olaf Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bio: After receiving an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, Olaf Sporns earned a PhD in neuroscience at Rockefeller University and then conducted postdoctoral work at The Neurosciences Institute in New York and San Diego. Currently he is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington. His main research area is theoretical and computational neuroscience, with a focus on complex brain networks. He has authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications as well as the recent books “Networks of the Brain” and “Discovering the Human Connectome”, both published by MIT Press. Sporns was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 2011 and elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2013.
Stewart, Craig Office of the Vice President for Information Technology / IUB
Stigler, Kimberly Psychiatry, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Sugimoto, Cassidy School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Bio: Dr. Sugimoto researches within the domain of scholarly communication and scientometrics, examining the formal and informal ways in which knowledge producers consume and disseminate scholarship. She has co-edited two volumes and has published 60 journal articles on this topic. Her work has been presented at numerous conferences and has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Sloan Foundation, among other agencies. Sugimoto is actively involved in teaching and service and has been rewarded in these areas with an Indiana University Trustees Teaching award (2014) and a national service award from the Association for Information Science and Technology (2009). Sugimoto has an undergraduate degree in music performance, an M.S. in library science, and a Ph.D. in information and library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Swany, Martin School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Terry, Nicolas P. School of Law / IUPUI
Todd, Peter Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Trosset, Michael College of Arts and Sciences, Statistics / IUB
Trzcinka, Charles Kelley School of Business / IUB
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Wang, Yang Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Wasserman, Stanley Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Watson, Dennis P. Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health / IUPUI
Bio: Dr. Watson’s research and teaching interests include behavioral health, high risk populations and health behaviors, and health services implementation and evaluation.
Wild, David School of Informatics and Computing / IUB
Wilson, Jeffrey Geography, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Winecoff, William Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Bio: I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington. Most of my research considers the politics of global finance and other networked systems. Within this, I primarily focus on structural power in the world economy, the political nature of supposedly-technocratic economic institutions, theories of hegemonic financial (in)stability, the relationship between firm-level economic agents and political systems, and the ways in which changes in demographics and predominant technologies impact political economy. Most of this research employs quantitative methodologies. I teach courses pertaining to international political economy, international relations, and network methodologies. I took a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 and a B.A. in Economics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2007.
Disciplines: political science
Wong, Joel School of Education / IUB
Wu, Xiaogang School of Informatics and Computing / IUPUI
Bio: Xiaogang Wu received his PhD degree in 2005 on Control Science and Engineering from Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China. One year after that, he was appointed to associate professor of the Institute for Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IPRAI) in HUST. He has over 10 years of research experience in image processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, chaotic dynamics and complex systems. His previous research focused on nonlinear dynamical analysis of complex models, especially estimating parameters of chaotic systems by nonlinear time series analysis, symbolic dynamics and chaos synchronization, etc. He is currently a Bioinformatics Scientist in the Hood Lab at Institute for Systems Biology (ISB). Before he joined ISB, he was a Research Scientist in the School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He was also affiliated with Indiana Center for Systems Biology and Personalized Medicine (CSBPM, a signature center in Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis). His current research focuses on bioinformatics and systems biology, e.g., applying machine learning, swarm intelligence, and complex network modeling techniques into identifying systems biomarkers for early diagnosis and predicting drug responses based on systems pharmacology. He is also an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Systems Biology since 2009.
Xia, Yuni Computer and Information Science, School of Informatics and Computing / IUPUI
Yan, Jingwen School of Medicine / IUPUI
Bio: Jingwen Yan is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Indiana University Network Science Institute. She obtained her PhD from Indiana University in Bioinformatics. She works in the Interdisciplinary area, where neuroscience meets computer science and bioinformatics. Her primary research focus is on structured sparse learning, their application in exploring the multi-level –omics network across biological domains and how these networks contribute to the complex disease progression. She also has a broad interest in computer visualization, big data frameworks and tool development.
Yan, Xiaoran IU Network Science Institute / IUB
Bio: Xiaoran Yan is an Assistant Research Scientist at Indiana University Network Science Institute. His research concerns mathematical theories and models of networks, with a focus on community structures and dynamical processes on networks. Through cross-disciplinary collaborations, his work is being applied to diverse areas including social networks, neuroimaging and science of science studies. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Information Sciences Institute of University of Southern California. Before that, he was a graduate fellow at Santa Fe Institute. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science at University of New Mexico.
Disciplines: Computer science
Yoder, Karmen Radiology and Imaging Sciences, School of Medicine / IUPUI
Yu, Chen Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences / IUB
Zou, Xukai Computer and Information Science, School of Science / IUPUI