About Me

Hi! I’m Yi-Yun Cheng (Jessica)!
I am a PhD candidate at the School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

My research interests lie in the intersections of taxonomiesknowledge organization, data curation, and biodiversity informatics. Specifically, I am interested in solving interoperability problems among knowledge organization systems such as taxonomies, and how the reconciled taxonomies can advance our understandings towards data integration.

I’ve been working with my advisor and mentor, Professor Bertram Ludäscher, on employing a logic-based approach (First order predicate logic, set theory, and qualitative reasoning) to resolve conflicting taxonomies.

My doctoral dissertation is titled: Agreeing to Disagree: Applying a Logic-based Approach to Reconciling and Merging Multiple Taxonomies.

Check out my recent research paper at ASIS&T 2020!

Email    yiyunyc2@illinois.edu
Google Scholar Yi-Yun Cheng
ORCiD ID https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6123-7595
Github  https://github.com/yiyunyc2
Twitter  @yiyunjessica
iSchool page https://ischool.illinois.edu/people/jessica-yi-yun-cheng