Informatics People

The Informatics community at Illinois is broad and diverse, and spans multiple disciplines — from science and engineering, to arts and humanities, to the social sciences.

Most members are listed in the tables below. For more detail, and to see how faculty and grad students are connected by research area, see the specific pages for each group:

  • Administration and support staff of I3 manage its education programs, research grants, and other institute activities.
  • Faculty affiliates are faculty members who have ties with I3 through research interests, courses offered (either graduate or undergraduate), and/or the willingness to advise Informatics PhD students.
  • Graduate students pursuing a PhD in Informatics concentrate their studies in one of seven research areas such as Bioinformatics or Spatial Informatics. Doctoral students who have recently graduated are also listed separately below, and more details can be found on the Recent PhD Graduates page.
Informatics staffAffiliated facultyGraduate studentsRecent PhD Graduates
Name Email Department

Allen Renear iSchool

Lisa Bievenue Informatics

Karin Readel Informatics

Lara Orr Informatics

Jeff Ginger Informatics

Boris Capitanu Informatics

Michael Haberman Informatics
Name Email Department

Diana Grigsby-Toussaint

Joseph Yun Accountancy

Robert Brunner Accountancy

Vic Anand Accountancy

Brittany Duff Advertising

Mike Yao Advertising

Patrick Vargas Advertising

Luis Rodriguez Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Julian Catchen Animal Biology

Alison Bell Animal Biology (SIB)

Alfred Roca Animal Sciences

Anna Kukekova Animal Sciences

Juan Loor Animal Sciences

Sandra Rodriguez-Zas Animal Sciences

Laura Shackelford Anthropology

Aaron Brakke Architecture

John Stallmeyer Architecture

Thérèse Tierney Architecture

Ben Grosser Art & Design

Stan Ruecker Art & Design

Atul Jain Atmospheric Sciences

Charu Kumar Bioengineering

Paul Jensen Bioengineering

Arthur Schmidt CEE

Mani Golparvar-Fard CEE

Praveen Kumar CEE

Huimin Zhao Chemistry

Martin Burke Chemistry

Gabrielle Allen College of Education

Janet Thorlton College of Nursing- UIC

Sally Jackson Communication

M. Scott Poole Communications

Jodi Flaws Comparative Biosciences

Adam Bates Computer Science

Aditya Parameswaran Computer Science

Alex Kirlik Computer Science

Chengxiang Zhai Computer Science

David Forsyth Computer Science

Derek Hoiem Computer Science

Gul Agha Computer Science

Hanghang Tong Computer Science

Jian Peng Computer Science

Jiawei Han Computer Science

John Hart Computer Science

Julia Hockenmaier Computer Science

Karrie Karahalios Computer Science

Kevin Chang Computer Science

Matthew Caesar Computer Science

Paris Smaragdis Computer Science

Roy Campbell Computer Science

Saurabh Sinha Computer Science

Svetlana Lazebnik Computer Science

Tao Xie Computer Science

Yizhou Yu Computer Science

Alexander Lipka Crop Sciences

Donald Bullock Crop Sciences

Gustavo Caetano-Anolles Crop Sciences

Lila Vodkin Crop Sciences

Maria B. Villamil Crop Sciences

Matthew Hudson Crop Sciences

Nicolas Martin Crop Sciences

Stephen Long Crop Sciences

Stephen Moose Crop Sciences

Steven Clough Crop Sciences

Emma Mercier Curriculum & Instruction

Luc Paquette Curriculum & Instruction

Mark Dressman Curriculum & Instruction

Michael Tissenbaum Curriculum & Instruction

Robb Lindgren Curriculum & Instruction

Rochelle Gutierrez Curriculum & Instruction

John Toenjes Dance

Mark Hasegawa-Johnson ECE

Wen-Hao David Huang Education

Nathan Castillo Education Policy, Organization & Leadership

Eboni Zamani-Gallaher Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

Cynthia D'Angelo Educational Psychology

Dan Morrow Educational Psychology

H. Chad Lane Educational Psychology

Umberto Ravaioli Electrical & Computer Engineering

John Gallagher English

Spencer Schaffner English

Gene Robinson Entomology/Institute for Genomic Biology

Kevin Hamilton Fine + Applied Arts

Hannah Holscher Food Science & Human Nutrition

Zeynep Madak-Erdogan Food Science & Human Nutrition

Margarita Teran-Garcia Food Sciences and Human Nutrition

Mei-Po Kwan Geography

Sara McLafferty Geography

Shaowen Wang Geography

Eric Benson Graphic Design

Lisa Mercer Graphic Design

John Randolph History

Vivechkanand Chunoo Human Development and Family Studies

Victor Jongeneel IGB

Yu-Feng Lin IL State Geological Survey

Deana McDonagh Industrial Design

Dan Cermak Informatics

Jeff Ginger Informatics

Charles Roseman Integrative Biology

Allen Renear iSchool

Anita Chan iSchool

Bertram Ludaescher iSchool

Bonnie Mak iSchool

Carol Tilley iSchool

Catherine Blake iSchool

Christine Jenkins iSchool

David Dubin iSchool

David Hopping iSchool

Emily Knox iSchool

Eunice Santos iSchool

Halil Kilicoglu iSchool

Ian Brooks iSchool

J. Stephen Downie iSchool

Jana Diesner iSchool

Jerome McDonough iSchool

Jessie Chin iSchool

Jing Rui He iSchool

Jodi Schneider iSchool

Judith Pintar iSchool

Karen Wickett iSchool

Kate McDowell iSchool

Kate Williams iSchool

Kathryn LaBarre iSchool

Kyungwon Koh iSchool

Linda Smith iSchool

Lori Kendall iSchool

Masooda Bashir iSchool

Melissa Ocepek iSchool

Michael Twidale iSchool

Nigel Bosch iSchool

Peter Darch iSchool

Ted Underwood iSchool

Terry Weech iSchool

Vetle Torvik iSchool

Victoria Stodden iSchool

Yang Wang iSchool

Yun Huang iSchool

Matthew Turk iSchool/ NCSA

Andrew C. Phillips ISGS

Brant Houston Journalism

Christopher Ball Journalism

Citlali Lopez-Ortiz Kinesiology & Community Health

Hyojung Kang Kinesiology & Community Health

Manuel Hernandez Kinesiology & Community Health

Sean Mullen Kinesiology & Community Health

Wendy Rogers Kinesiology & Community Health

Shannon Mejía Kinesiology and Community Health

Brian Deal Landscape Architecture

Arden Rowell Law

Chilin Shih Linguistics

Jonathan MacDonald Linguistics

Lane Schwartz Linguistics

Randall Sadler Linguistics

Roxana Girju Linguistics

George Francis Math

Lisa Stubbs MCB

Rachel Whitaker MCB

Amy LaViers Mechanical Science & Engineering

Bruce Schatz Medical Info. Science

Gary Olsen Microbiology

Eli Fieldsteel Music

Heinrich Taube Music

Stephen Taylor Music

Kaiyu Guan Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

Anand Padmanabhan NCSA

Daniel Katz NCSA

Donna Cox NCSA

Felipe Menanteau NCSA

Keith Kelley Neuroscience

Ryan Griffis New Media

Schuyler Korban NRES

Zahra Mohaghegh Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering

Yuan-Xiang Pan Nutritional Sciences

Rebecca Smith Pathobiology

Amy Marshall-Colon Plant Biology

Surangi Punyasena Plant Biology

Scott Althaus Political Science

Wendy Cho Political Science

David Enstrom Prairie Research Institute

Chadly Stern Psychology

Cynthia Fisher Psychology

Daniel Simons Psychology

Dolores Albarracin Psychology

Gary Dell Psychology

Jaime Lane Derringer Psychology

John Hummel Psychology

Dan Steward Sociology

Bo Li Statistics

Dave Zhao Statistics

Douglas Simpson Statistics

Feng Liang Statistics

Jeff Douglas Statistics

Naveen Narisetty Statistics

Steven Culpepper Statistics

Xiaohui Chen Statistics

Yuguo Chen Statistics

Christopher Prom University Library
Name Email Research area

Mohammad Amanzadeh Art and Cultural Informatics

James Balamuta Data Analytics and Information Visualization

John Bambenek Design, Technology and Society

Priscilla Boff Ferronato Design, Technology and Society

Ryan Chandler Cognitive Science and Language Processing

Si Chen

Eugene Cox Design, Technology and Society

Juan De La Rosa Design, Technology and Society

Daniela Delgado Ramos Design, Technology and Society

Gerry Derksen Design, Technology and Society

Alvarez Dixon Design, Technology and Society

Craig Evans Design, Technology and Society

Acton Gorton Data Analytics and Information Visualization

Claudia Grisales Design, Technology and Society

Thierry Guigma Health and Medical Informatics

Colleen Heinemann Data Analytics and Information Visualization

Xiaotong Hu Data Analytics and Information Visualization
Design, Technology and Society

Kelechi Ikegwu Cognitive Science and Language Processing

Ryan Ingebritsen Art and Cultural Informatics
Design, Technology and Society

Donald Keefer Cognitive Science and Language Processing

Alexis Kim Design, Technology and Society

Susan Liepert Design, Technology and Society

Chang Liu Data Analytics and Information Visualization

Yishuo Liu Cognitive Science and Language Processing

Daniela Markazi Design, Technology and Society

Alexander Michels Spatial Informatics

Bushra Minhas Bioinformatics

Mark Moran Cognitive Science and Language Processing

Fizza Mughal Bioinformatics

Siva Ratna Kumari Narisetti Data Analytics and Information Visualization
Design, Technology and Society

Santiago Nuñez-Corrales Cognitive Science and Language Processing

Justin Pence Cognitive Science and Language Processing

Monica Porteanu Design, Technology and Society

Nate Russell Cognitive Science and Language Processing

Janina Sarol Cognitive Science and Language Processing
Data Analytics and Information Visualization

Tanusree Sharma Design, Technology and Society

Cliff Shin Design, Technology and Society

Brandi Smith Health and Medical Informatics

Yaguang Sun Design, Technology and Society

Joseph Troy Bioinformatics

Mikko Tuomela Data Analytics and Information Visualization

Sam Walkow Data Analytics and Information Visualization
Design, Technology and Society

Tian Wang Design, Technology and Society

Bradley Woodruff Data Analytics and Information Visualization

Pingjing Yang Design, Technology and Society

Pan Zhang Bioinformatics
Name Email Department

Aseel Addawood Informatics

Syed Abbas Bukhari Informatics

Jarai Carter Informatics

Usawadee Chaiprom Informatics

Brent Fegley


Hsiao-Ying Huang Informatics

Ming Jiang Informatics

Michael Junokas Informatics

Tom Le Paine Informatics

Kangjae Lee Informatics

Kyungho Lee Informatics

Yan Liu Informatics

Arshan Nasir Informatics

Scott Nixon Informatics

Ankit Rai Informatics

Halie Rando Informatics

Khuram Shahzad Informatics

Kiumars Soltani Informatics

Daniel Wickland Informatics

Sean Wilner Informatics

Xuesong Yang Informatics

Joseph Yun Accountancy