D2I believes in strong interdisciplinary teams of students, staff, and faculty

The Data To Insight Center at Indiana University Bloomington is lead by Interim Director, Dr. Inna Kouper, and Deputy Director Robert McDonald who is also Associate Dean for Research and Technology Strategies in the IU Libraries.

Through its affiliated faculty and numerous national and international collaborating partners, D2I has strong connections both within and outside Indiana University.


Robert McDonald

Data To Insight Center Deputy Director and HathiTrust Research Center Exec Comm

Inna Kouper

Data To Insight Center Interim Director

Yu (Marie) Ma

HathiTrust Research Center Dev/Ops Manager and Director of Technology

Beth A. Plale

Professor, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Senior Advisor to Data To Insight Center and HathiTrust Research Center
Currently on assignment at the National Science Foundation

Administrative staff

Jodi Stern

Data To Insight Center and HathiTrust Research Center Administrative Assistant

Technical staff

Samitha Liyanage

Software Engineer

Kunalan Ratharanjan

Software Engineer

Sachith Withana

Visiting Scholar

Leena Unnikrishnan

Research Programmer

Jaimie Murdock

Research Programmer

Affiliated faculty

IU School of Informatics and Computing

Other affiliations

  • Miao Chen
  • Research Associate, Data to Insight Center