Career Profile

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Information Sciences from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign School of Information Sciences. I also hold a Master’s Degree in Information Management from the University of Illinois. I have contributed to diverse communities on Information Sciences research, including network analysis, digital humanities and digital libraries, data curation, and natural language processing. I am particularly interested in providing a transparent data processing model using provenance information that can be easily queried and analyzed. Data cleaning and preparation are essential for data science workflow. The decision to clean the data to improve data quality or make the data ready to use can also affect the analysis result output. Therefore, it is important to make this process transparent to make it easily auditable and accessible, and to some extent can also be reusable and replicable by others.


University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Survey and analyzing machine learning methods and performances for frontmatter detection analysis for HathiTrust digital library collection.
  • Social network relationship extraction from fiction text dataset.
  • Analyzing machine learning approaches and performances for Black Fantastic sub-genre prediction.
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Knowledge information extraction from domain specific paper / literature such as COVID-19, and Biochemistry related papers.
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Analyze effect of adversary / perturbation on network structure to the network metrics.
John Deere Technology Innovation Center
  • Data warehouse administration and development for data analytics workflow.
  • Research and Development for sensor fusion systems for Autonomous Vehicles.
  • Working with computer vision (image processing), for object/obstacle detection systems.

Selected Publications

Data Transparency and Provenance

Digital Libraries / Digital Humanities

Network Analysis

Knowledge Information Extraction

Synergetic Activities

Association of Computing Machinery for Woman (ACM-W), Technology Administrator (2020) - UIUC ACM-W The Association for Computing Machinery for Women student chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC ACM-W) was established in October 2019. Our chapter aims to increase awareness and knowledge about the role of women in tech and their great contributions to science, design, development, construction, languages, management, and applications of modern computing.
LIS Education and Data Science for the National Digital Platform (LEADS-4-NDP) Fellow (2019) - LEADS-4-NDP is supported by the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, and includes a cohort of 21 talented LEADS Fellows ready to address and advance data science challenges in the workplace and education.
COVID-19 Literature Surveillance Team Technology Coordinator (2020) - Providing crowdsourcing mechanism for literature survey, critics, and evidence mining for COVID-19 literature-related. (Site archived)