Speakers

Kris Alpi

Kris Alpi

Kris Alpi, 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

Alison Blaine

Alison Blaine is a Digital Technologies Development 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

Thu-Mai Christian

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

Karen Ciccone

Karen Ciccone is Director of the Natural Resources Library and Research Librarian for Science Informatics in the NCSU Libraries. She supports research and teaching in the College of Natural Resources and the College of Sciences. She co-chairs the Libraries’ Visualization Services Team and helps organize the Libraries’ Coffee & Viz seminar series.

Bret Davidson

Bret Davidson

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

Paul Fyfe

Paul Fyfe's research and teaching spans British Victorian literature, nineteenth-century book and media history, scholarly communications, and a broad spectrum of digital humanities practices. He is the author of By Accident or Design: Writing the Victorian Metropolis (2015) and is currently developing projects including: Victorian Telecommunication, an exploration of the consequences of writing in a new era of steam transport and electric communications media; Nineteenth-Century Newpaper Analytics, using content mining and computer vision techniques on digitized collections of nineteenth- century British newspapers; and the Victoria's Lost Pavilion project, an interdisciplinary effort to virtually reconstruct Queen Victoria's garden pavilion as an interactive three-dimensional model. He is part of NC State's Visual Narrative interdisciplinary faculty cluster and serves as the Coordinator of Digital Humanities for the English department, organizing NC State's graduate certificate in digital humanities. As an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, he pursues research into historical and contemporary text technologies. In 2016, he received NC State University's Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award

Emily Griffith

Emily Griffith

Emily Griffith is the daughter of a librarian, an Associate Director of the 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 Gurley

Walt Gurley

Walt is a Visualization and Digital Media 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

Jason Jefferies

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.

Danica Lewis

Danica Lewis

Danica M. Lewis is an NCSU Libraries Fellow based in Collections & Research Strategy. 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.

John Little

John Little

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

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.

Juliane Schneider

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

Heidi Tebbe

Heidi Tebbe is the Collections & Research Librarian for Engineering and Data Science at North Carolina State University. She manages collections for subjects including engineering, computer science, physics, astronomy, and data science. Previously, she was an NCSU Libraries Fellow. 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.

Angela Zoss

Angela Zoss

Angela Zoss began work as Duke University's first Data Visualization Coordinator in the summer of 2012. While helping to develop this new position at Duke, she has created new 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 many 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 is pursuing a doctorate in Information Science from Indiana University, where she taught a semester-long graduate course in Information Visualization. Her specialties include information visualization, network visualization, and text analysis.