Moving to SILS

Manning Hall, the home of SILS

Manning Hall, pictured above, is the home of UNC’s School of Information and Library Science.

I’m extremely excited to be joining SILS as of January 1, 2014 as an Associate Professor of Information Science.  After over 8 years at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center in New York, I’m returning to Chapel Hill (where I earned my PhD in Computer Science in 2005) to join SILS, the #2 ranked iSchool in the country according to the latest US News and World Report rankings.  The quality of student and faculty that such a ranking reflects is reason enough to make this move.

But that is only part of the story.

I’m also joining as Assistant Director for the Carolina Health Informatics Program, or CHIP.  CHIP is a relatively young program on campus, but an exciting initiative that was a big part of attracting me to UNC.  It brings together technologists with faculty from the schools of medicine, public health, nursing, and more.  Given this strong mix of expertise, I believe that CHIP is strongly positioned to help UNC become a world leader in bio and medical informatics.

The future looks bright, and I can’t wait to be a part of it!


Sch of Inform and Libr Science

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