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

Jodi Stern

Administrative Assistant and Personal Assistant to Plale

Technical staff

Samitha Liyanage

Research Programmer

Jaimie Murdock

Research Programmer

Kunalan Ratharanjan

Research Programmer

Leena Unnikrishnan

Research Programmer

Trevor Edelblute

Research Programmer

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

    Bimalee Salpitikorala Kavitha Chandrasekar

    Liang RanNirmal Mukhi

    Pradeep RavillaRama Raghava Reddy Arvabhumi

    Saurabh MalviyaTodd Saminda Wijeratne

    Yang Zhang Yiming Sun Aaron

  • PhD graduates and former postdoctoral fellows

    Abhirup Chakraborty, PhD, Teradata

    Aravindh Varadharaju, PhD, Shutterfly, Inc.

    Bin Cao, PhD, Teradata

    Chathura Herath, PhD, Knight Capital Group

    Devarshi Ghoshal, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

    Eran Chinthaka Withana, PhD. Comprehend Systems

    Jiaan Zeng, PhD, Electronic Arts, Inc.

    Joey Kendall-Morwick, PhD, Depauw University

    Lavanya Ramakrishnan, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

    Mehmet Aktas, PhD, Yildiz Technical University

    Nithya Vijayakumar, PhD, Apple

    Peng Chen, PhD, Facebook

    Sangmi Lee Pallickara, PhD, Colorado State

    Scott Jensen, PhD, San Jose State University

    Stacy Kowalczyk, PhD, Dominican University

    Ying Liu, PhD, Cisco

    Yogesh Simmhan, PhD, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

    You-Wei Cheah, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

    Yuan Luo, PhD, Edmodo

  • Past lab members

    Abhijeet KodgireAbigail Matz

    Aparna RaoAshish Bhangale

    Bina PhilipFelix Terkhorn

    Girish SubramanianHeejoon Chae

    Jenny Olmes StevensKalani Ruwanpathirana

    Kaveh EkbiaNilesh Mahajan

    Prajakta PurohitPrashant Sabhnani

    Sharanya ChinnusamyShobana Krishnan

    Sribabu DoddapaneniSumit Goyal

    Suresh MarruSwati Nagde

    Tejas TotadeUma Pavalanathan