Andrea Thomer

Andrea Thomer

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Collaboration Area: Semantic Technologies Committee

Hi! My name is Andrea Thomer – I’m a PhD candidate in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I conduct research in the areas of natural history & museum informatics, information organization, information system usability, and digital curation. In my dissertation I develop a framework for the long-term curation and maintenance of data collections from scientifically significant sites.

I am the student fellow for the semantic technologies committee. I’m particularly interested in studying and improving the usability of semantic technologies –both the ontologies themselves and the systems used to apply and build them.