Meet our Team


Jenny Stromer-Galley

Jennifer Stromer-Galley is a Professor in the School of Information Studies and Director for the Center for Computational and Data Sciences. She is an affiliated faculty member with the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies and with the Department of Political Science, and Past President of the Association of Internet Researchers.

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. 

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.

Lu Xiao

I am an associate professor at the School of Information Studies (a.k.a., iSchool) in Syracuse University. My research interests and activities are related to three broad areas: collaborative and social computing, digital humanities, and community informatics.

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.

Daniel E. Acuna

Dr. Acuna received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. During his graduate studies, he was part of the Center for Cognitive Sciences in the Department of Psychology and received a NIH Neuro-physical-computational Sciences (NPCS) Graduate Training Fellowship from the Department of Neuroscience. 

Brian McKernan

Brian McKernan is a research assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University at Albany, SUNY. Brian is also a faculty fellow with Yale University’s Center for Cultural Sociology.

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. 

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

Patricia Rossini

Patricia Rossini is a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, where she collaborates with Professor Stromer-Galley at the Center for Computational and Data Sciences.

Alexandra Sargent

Alexandra Sargent is an Administrative Assistant and Project Manager with the Center for Computational and Data Science.

Bryan Semaan

Bryan Semaan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University. 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).