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Victoria Stodden, expert in computer and information sciences, gives next Distinguished Speaker Lecture

In the field of computer science, there is a growing emphasis on convergence—a means of problem-solving that deeply integrates expertise from across disciplines. The University of Delaware’s computer and information sciences department (CIS) has invited a rising star in the scientific world of convergence to campus this spring.

As part of the CIS Distinguished Speaker Lectures, Victoria Stodden, an associate professor in information sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will speak about “The Science of Computational Reproducibility” at UD on Friday, April 6.

This lecture will be held at the Center for the Arts, Gore Recital Hall, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 am.

Stodden studies the rapid evolution of computing, with changing technologies for cloud computing, network capability, and high-performance computing systems.

Stodden created the “Reproducible Research Standard,” a suite of open licensing recommendations for the dissemination of computational results. She has won the Kaltura Prize for Access to Knowledge Writing.

“Victoria Stodden is redefining standards of openness for data and code sharing within the legal and policy dimensions in the growing big data driven community,” said Michela Taufer, a UD professor of computer and information sciences. Guests at Stodden’s lecture will hear about her new visionary research agenda for the science of reproducibility to respond to increasing rate of production, collection, and analysis of data, and the speed at which computational infrastructure, says Taufer.