Kris Alpi, PhD, MLS, MPH, directs the William R. Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine of North Carolina State University and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Population Health & Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine. From 2011-2015, she served as a National Institutes of Health proposal reviewer on the NLM Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee Grant Study Section. She consults on bioinformatics, public access compliance, biosketches, data management planning, and collaboration and publication analyses.
Alison Blaine is a Data & Visualization Services Librarian at North Carolina State University, working on projects that range from R programming to augmented reality. She has a special interest in improving learning opportunities for people new to coding and enjoys consulting on data viz and coding-related topics with students and faculty.
Thu-Mai Christian is the Assistant Director for Archives at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Odum Institute Data Archive as well as establishing and enforcing policies in accordance with archival standards and best practice.
Karen Ciccone is head of the Data and Visualization Services department in the NCSU Libraries. She provides consultations and instruction on data and visualization topics and helps organize the Libraries’ Coffee & Viz seminar series.
Bret Davidson is Associate Head of Digital Library Initiatives at North Carolina State University where he works to advance library services through applied research and application development. He provides technical leadership for the open-source space and service assessment toolkit "Suma” and contributes to a broad portfolio of library applications. Previously, he was an NCSU Libraries Fellow, a public school music educator, and a performing musician with the River City Brass Band in Pittsburgh, PA.
Paul Fyfe is Associate Professor in NC State's English department as well as a faculty member in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media PhD program (CRDM) and affiliate faculty in the Visual Narrative interdisciplinary research cluster. His current digital projects include the Victoria's Lost Pavilion 3D model, the Oceanic Exchanges project to track information networks in nineteenth-century newspapers, and Illustrated Image Analytics which uses computer vision techniques on Victorian illustrated periodicals.
Emily Griffith is the daughter of a librarian, a Director of Statistical Consulting Core, and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University. She provides statistical consulting services to researchers across campus. In addition to teaching graduate courses to non-statisticians, she teaches statistical consulting to graduate students in the Department of Statistics. Emily earned a PhD in Statistics from North Carolina State University and worked for the federal government before returning to North Carolina State University in 2013.
Walt is a Data & Visualization Librarian at NCSU Libraries. He supports visualization activities on NC State’s campus through the facilitation of library events and programming, consultations on visualization tools and design, and digital development. He has developed web-based visualization content that has been incorporated into various digital displays including the James B. Hunt Jr. Library large-scale, public video walls.
Jason Jefferies is a member of the User Experience department at NCSU Libraries. He assists with the production and execution of events in the libraries' high-tech spaces and is a member of the Visualization Services team. He holds a BA in English from the University of South Carolina and a MA in English Literature from North Carolina State University.
Dr. Lee has been at NC State since 2000. Her research interests include teaching and learning of probability and statistics, especially incorporating technology use, designing technology tools that facilitate students' learning of mathematics (e.g.,Probability Explorer), as well as preparing preservice and inservice teachers to use technology in K-12 mathematics (e.g., PTMT: Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology). She also is a Co-PI on the Noyce Mathematics Education Teaching Scholars grants and program that prepares teachers for working in high-needs school districts. Dr. Lee is Faculty Fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation where she is a Co-PI on the MOOC for Educators grant, lead designer for MOOCs focused on teaching statistics, and the director of the new HI-RiSE effort [Hub for Innovation and Research in Statistics Education].
Danica M. Lewis is the Collections & Research Librarian for Life Sciences. Lewis graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Master of Science in Library and Information Science, and from Knox College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.
Since 2013, John Little is the Data Analysis Librarian at the Duke University Libraries, Data & Visualization Services Department. Prior to that he worked as a web developer, enterprise application analyst, government documents librarian, and even a middle manager; all at the Duke University Libraries since 1994. Somewhere in there John was an initiator of the OLE Project. Prior to working at Duke, John enjoyed his first professional experience at Barton College Library after earning his MSLS at UNC-CH -- but all that was way back when scraping the Web wasn't a thing and Kehoe had only recently released his Zen and the Art of the Internet (as a PostScript document). His current favorite programming language is R.
Maria E. Mayorga
Maria E. Mayorga is a Professor of Personalized Medicine in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University. She received her M.S. and PhD degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include predictive models in health care, health care operations management, emergency response, and humanitarian logistics. She employs multiple sources of secondary data and a mixed methods approach to enable predictions of health outcomes at levels for which it is difficult to conduct studies in practice. This research is inherently interdisciplinary and is thus facilitated via collaborations with health services researchers such as epidemiologists, economists, and clinicians. Currently, she is the president of the Minority Issues Forum of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and serves on the editorial board for the journals Health Systems, IISE Transactions, IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, OMEGA and Service Science.
Darby Orcutt is Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, NCSU Libraries, Faculty, University Honors Program, Affiliated Faculty, Center for Innovative Management Studies, and Affiliated Faculty, Genetic Engineering & Society Center, as well as recently served as the Associate Chair of the Faculty of NC State. His 2010 edited collection, Library Data: Empowering Practice and Persuasion, provided the first treatment of the use of data across the academic library enterprise, and he soon set his sights on a central role for academic libraries in supporting computational research, including proposing and directing the NCSU Libraries’ 2014-2016 Strategic Initiative, “Aligning Collections with Emerging Needs in Research Informatics.” A national leader in developing business models for data access for content mining purposes, his current work revolves primarily around advocacy and support for interdisciplinary and computational research.
In a 20-year career specializing in metadata, ontologies and discovery, Juliane Schneider has worked in start-ups, on Wall Street in an insurance library, at NYU medical center, for EBSCO publishing, and at UC San Diego in the Research Data Curation Program. Her longest stint at any job was the six years she spent at Countway Library as the Metadata Librarian, and now she has returned to Harvard as the Lead Data Curator for Harvard Catalyst. Juliane has been active in Special Libraries Association (SLA), recently serving a three year term on the Board of Directors and has also presented on linked open data, research data curation, library technology, careers in librarianship, and data management. Her latest passion is for instruction of librarians in data best practices and the tools used in data management. Juliane is a certified instructor for Software Carpentry, and has taught several Library Carpentry workshops, in the belief that well structured, reproducible data begins with understanding the tools and processes used to produce it. She has also been involved in Library Carpentry lesson development, especially for OpenRefine.
Heidi Tebbe is the Collections & Research Librarian for Engineering and Data Science at North Carolina State University. She manages collections for subjects including data science, computer science, engineering, physics, and astronomy and enjoys finding ways to include data science techniques in her library work. Heidi earned an MA in Astronomy, an MS in Telecommunications with a focus on Immersive Mediated Environments, and an MLS with a Digital Libraries specialization, all from Indiana University Bloomington. She is a certified instructor for Software and Data Carpentry and a member of the 2017 Fall Class of NASA Datanauts.
Angela Zoss works as the Assessment and Data Visualization Analyst in the Assessment and User Experience department at Duke University Libraries. Prior to this, she worked as Duke University's first Data Visualization Coordinator, starting in 2012. Over the last six years, she has created many library workshops and short courses on visualization; consulted with students, researchers, and faculty members on research projects; and helped to introduce visualization concepts and tools into a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. She co-organizes a weekly talk series on visualization topics and is collaborating within and outside the Duke community to improve instructional and technical support for visualization projects. She holds a Master of Science in Communication from Cornell University and a Doctorate in Information Science from Indiana University. Her specialties include information visualization, network visualization, and scientometrics.