Jasmina Tacheva is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies. She studied Philosophy, Economics and German at Canisius College and earned her Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo’s (UB) School of Management, where she was part of the NAVIGATE Project, an NSF-sponsored initiative for supporting women in STEM. During her time at UB, she co-organized of the Annual Social Sciences and Humanities Symposium and won the 2018 UB World’s Challenge Challenge with ElevateHer—a data science education project for women in developing countries in collaboration with software engineer Manjusha Raveendran and structural engineer and founder of Women Engineers Pakistan Ramla Qureshi. Her research on the social networks of digital volunteers on Twitter won the best poster award at this year’s Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems.
Jasmina’s research examines the mechanisms through which user-generated content shapes human behavior, with a focus on digital volunteerism, sustainability innovation, and the connections between online information diffusion and offline supply and social networks during crises. She is particularly interested in the ways information and communications technology (ICT) enhances vital services and organizations such as healthcare systems and humanitarian logistics and operations.
A dog person stuck with two cats, Jasmina dabbles in micro poetry, long-exposure photography, and Jackson guitars. She does love her cats, despite their lack of affection for her.