Beth is the Michael A and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professor of Computer Engineering in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB).
I served at the National Science Foundation (NSF) (2017 – 2020) on open science policy. Federal policies for open science are expanding access to the products of federally-funded research thus creating substantial new opportunities for scientific discovery.
My research in open science is three-fold: a global data fabric for machine discovery of data is a massively distributed and disruptive system that relies on Persistent IDs (PIDs) for objects. Coupled technical-organizational solutions are needed for open science of protected or restricted data, our research is now in production as the HTRC Data Capsule. Stakeholder alignment models for science has motivated much of my work in the Research Data Alliance (RDA).
I am interested in AI safety (safety critical AI) and in AI trust broadly as it relates to trusted outcomes. Specifically, auditability of AI applications is increasingly critical for accountability especially for autonomous entities. Auditability obligates the cyberinfrastructure (CI) stack as well as the AI application, and has implications for reproducibility and explainability. Here I explore technical innovations that contribute to human involvement.
I am one of a small group of a dozen international researchers that founded the now 10,000+ member strong Research Data Alliance (RDA) whose mission is to reduce barriers to data sharing.
I am singularly proud to contribute to the IUB Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWIT), first as part of small group of founders, and now in an advisory board role.
My latest CV is here