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 Science. 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.

Jeff Hemsley

Jeff Hemsley is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University and Co-Director of CCDS. 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. 

Yatish Hegde

Yatish is a Research Staff member for CCDS. He plays a key role in the design and implementation of research projects within CCDS and the iSchool. 

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.

Josh Introne

Josh Introne is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies, and new faculty as of fall 2019. Josh is passionate about trying to make the world a better place through collective intelligence. His work adopts a sociotechnical perspective, blending techniques and theories from complex adaptive systems, data science, and human computer interaction.

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 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. 

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

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). 

Jeffrey Stanton

Jeffrey M. Stanton, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut, 1997) is a Professor of Information Studies at Syracuse University. 

Stephen Wallace

Professor Stephen Wallace is a Professor of Practice at the Syracuse University iSchool. Dr. Wallace is an executive-level practitioner and educator with over 35 years of experience designing, developing and delivering Information Technology solutions in Business and Healthcare based environments. He holds BS in Operations Management from Syracuse University, an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Doctorate in Computing from Pace University.

Lisette Child

Lisette Child is a Research Project Administrator and Center Manager with the Center for Computational and Data Science (CCDS).