Meet our Team


Jenny Stromer-Galley

Jenny Stromer-Galley (PhD Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania) is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies and Director for the Center for Computational and Data Sciences.

Nancy McCracken

Dr. McCracken is a Research Associate Professor who also teaches courses in the iSchool.  Her general research interests are in applying the principles and tools of computational linguistics to making information accessible and understandable for people.  

Jeff Hemsley

An Assistant Professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. He is co-author of the book Going Viral(Polity Press, 2013 and winner of ASIS&T Best Science Books of 2014 Information award and selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2014), which explains what virality is, how it works technologically and socially, and draws out the implications of this process for social change. 

Bryan Semaan

Bryan Semaan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University (SU). Prior to joining the iSchool he was a Postdoc at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he collaborated with Dr. Scott Robertson in the Hawaii Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HI’CHI). 

Yang Wang

I am an assistant professor at the School of Information Studies(a.k.a., iSchool) in Syracuse University where I co-direct the SALT lab. I am also an affiliated faculty member in the Institute of Software Research (ISR) at the University of California, Irvine.

Jeff Saltz

I received my B.S. in computer science from Cornell University, an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Bei Yu


Bei Yu is an Associate Professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. Her research area is in applied natural language processing, especially sentiment and opinion analysis.

Yatish Hegde

Yatish is a research staff at the CCDS (Center for Computational and Data Sciences). He plays a key role in the design and implementation of research projects at the CCDS and the iSchool. 

Patricia Rossini

Patricia Rossini is a PhD candidate at the Social Communication Department of the Philosophy and Human Sciences School at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

Kevin Crowston

Kevin Crowston is a Distinguished Professor of Information Science at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies. He received his A.B. (1984) in Applied Mathematics (Computer Science) from Harvard University and a Ph.D. (1991) in Information Technologies from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology