People

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

The Data To Insight Center is led by Beth Plale, a professor in the IU School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington. Professor Plale has a deep and long engagement in interdisciplinary research particularly with the environmental and atmospheric sciences. She also has substantive experience in developing stable and useable scientific cyberinfrastructure.

Deputy Director Robert McDonald is the Associate Dean for Research and Technology Strategies.

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

Leadership

Beth Plale

Director and HTRC Exec Comm and IU Director

Robert McDonald

Deputy Director, HTRC Exec Comm

Inna Kouper

Assistant Director

Yu (Marie) Ma

Director of Technology, HTRC Dev/Ops Manager

Jill Minor

Outreach and Programs

Administrative staff

Jenny Olmes Stevens

Program and Information Manager

Jodi Stern

Administrative Assistant and Personal Assistant to Plale

Abigail Matz

Intern for Events and Communication

Technical staff

Samitha Liyanage

Research Programmer

Jaimie Murdock

Research Programmer

Kunalan Ratharanjan

Research Programmer

Leena Unnikrishnan

Research Programmer

Kaveh Ekbia

Research Programmer

Trevor Edelblute

Research Programmer

PhD students

Zong Peng

PhD Student

Yu Luo

PhD Student

Yinghua Han

PhD Student

Master students

Liang Ran

Master Student

Pradeep Ravilla

Master Student

Yang Zhang

Master Student

Affiliated faculty

IU School of Informatics and Computing

Other affiliations

  • Miao Chen
  • Research associate, Data to Insight Center

Past affiliations

  • Previous visiting scholars

    Maryam Rahnemoonfar, currently at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

  • Former students

    Saurabh Malviya

    Nirmal Mukhi

    Bimalee Salpitikorala

    Kavitha Chandrasekar

    Yiming Sun Aaron

    Todd Saminda Wijeratne

  • Ph.D. graduates and former postdoctoral fellows

    Mehmet Aktas, PhD, Yildiz Technical University

    Bin Cao, PhD, Teradata

    Abhirup Chakraborty, PhD, Teradata

    You-Wei Cheah, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

    Peng Chen, PhD, Facebook

    Devarshi Ghoshal, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

    Chathura Herath, PhD, Knight Capital Group

    Scott Jensen, PhD, San Jose State University

    Stacy Kowalczyk, PhD, Dominican University

    Ying Liu, PhD, Cisco

    Yuan Luo, PhD, Edmodo

    Joey Kendall-Morwick, PhD, Depauw University

    Sangmi Lee Pallickara, PhD, Colorado State

    Lavanya Ramakrishnan, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

    Yogesh Simmhan, PhD, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

    Aravindh Varadharaju, PhD, Shutterfly, Inc.

    Nithya Vijayakumar, PhD, Apple

    Eran Chinthaka Withana, PhD. Comprehend Systems

    Jiaan Zeng, PhD, Electronic Arts, Inc.

  • Past lab members

    Ashish Bhangale

    Heejoon Chae

    Sharanya Chinnusamy

    Sribabu Doddapaneni

    Sumit Goyal

    Abhijeet Kodgire

    Shobana Krishnan

    Nilesh Mahajan

    Suresh Marru

    Swati Nagde

    Uma Pavalanathan 

    Bina Philip

    Prajakta Purohit

    Aparna Rao

    Kalani Ruwanpathirana

    Prashant Sabhnani

    Girish Subramanian

    Felix Terkhorn

    Tejas Totade