(Historic) BDSS-IGERT Leadership

Committees: (Historic) BDSS-IGERT Leadership

The Big Data Social Science IGERT (BDSS-IGERT) was started under funding from National Science Foundation IGERT Grant #1144860, which was awarded to 

Principal Investigator

Burt Monroe
Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science, Social Data Analytics, & Informatics
Director, Center for Social Data Analytics [C-SoDA]
Head, Program in Social Data Analytics [SoDA]
Director and Principal Investigator, BDSS-IGERT (2012-2018)
Director, Quantitative Social Science Initiative [QuaSSI] (2006-2018)

Co-Principal Investigators

Lee Giles
David Reese Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
Director, The Intelligent Information Systems Research Laboratory
Graduate Faculty, Computer Science and Engineering
Professor (by courtesy), Supply Chain and Information Systems
Co-PI, BDSS-IGERT
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee (2012-17), Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Alan MacEachren
Professor of Geography
Director, GeoVISTA Center
Co-PI, BDSS-IGERT
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee (2015-2019), Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Aleksandra (Sesa) Slavkovic
Professor of Statistics
Co-PI, BDSS-IGERT
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

From 2012-2018, the IGERT was led by Burt Monroe acting as Director, Christopher Zorn (Political Science) acting as Associate Director, and a Executive Committee composed of Monroe, Zorn, Giles, Hardy, MacEachren, Slavkovic, and Nilam Ram (Human Development & Family Studies). In Fall 2016, Bruce Desmarais (Political Science) served as Acting Director while Monroe was on leave.

The IGERT Executive served as the initial Program Committee for the Graduate Program in Social Data Analytics.

Members

Bruce Desmarais
DeGrandis-McCourtney Early Career Professor in Political Science
Associate Director, Center for Social Data Analytics (C-SoDA)
Director of Graduate Studies, Program in Social Data Analytics
Acting Director, BDSS-IGERT (Fall 2016)
Director, IGaP Lab (Interdependence in Government and Policy)
Nilam Ram
Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies, and Psychology
Co-Director, StudioLab
Core Faculty, QuantDev (Quantitative Development Systems Methodology)
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
Christopher Zorn
Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science
Affiliate Faculty, Penn State Law
Associate Director, BDSS-IGERT
Graduate Faculty and Program Committee, Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate