Indiana University, Bloomington
Dr. Katy Börner completed her Master of Electrical Engineering at the University of Technology, Leipzig, Germany 1991. Her Ph.D. in Computer Science was awarded by the University of Kaiserlautern, 1997. Her career at Indiana University began as a visiting Assistant Professor for the Computer Science Department in the Fall of 1989. She became an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) in January of 2000, an Associate Professor in June 2005, and is the Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science at SLIS since August 2009. She also holds an Adjunct Professor position in the School of Informatics and Computing and the Department of Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University.
Her career has been notably committed to interdisciplinarity, marked by adjunct positions and her core faculty status in the Cognitive Science program. In 2005, following a NSF Career award, an SBC Fellow designation, and a Trustees Teaching award for the School of Library and Information Science, Dr. Börner founded the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center (http://cns.slis.indiana.edu) at SLIS, IUB. The Center is the academic home for more than 20 PhD students, researchers, programmers, staff and produces landmark research and tools based upon Dr. Börner’s rigorous investigations into the intersections of Network Science, Scientometrics, Knowledge Management, and Information Visualization. The Center also sponsors a weekly talk series on Networks and Complex Systems (http://vs.slis.indiana.edu/netscitalks).
As the curator of Places and Spaces: Mapping Science (http://scimaps.org), Dr. Börner reaches beyond academia to undertake public education on the value and beauty of science mapping to support information navigation, management, and utilization. The exhibit is a 10-year effort and it has been shown at more than 100 venues, including the New York Public Library, The National Research Council of Canada, the Rathenau Instiuut in The Netherlands, Stanford University, The Science Train of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan, Chengdu, Lanzhou and Beijing.
Throughout her career Dr. Börner has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, five special journal issues, two edited books Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries (2002) and Models of Science Dynamics (2011), and one monolog Atlas of Science (2010). Her Center has developed databases and software tools that are widely used in academia, government, and industry.
More than 50 past and current funding awards support interdisciplinary research with physicists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, social scientists, poets, historians, and performing artists. These partnerships continue to inform research, tool development, and collaborations that aim to improve global economic prosperity and social welfare.
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