About Me

Hi! I’m Yi-Yun Cheng (Jessica)!
I am currently a 4th year PhD student in the School of Information Sciences at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, advised by Professor Bertram Ludaescher. My research interests lies in the intersection of information organization and data science methods.

Specifically, I am interested in topics related to knowledge organization, semantic web technologies, ontologies, and taxonomy alignment. I have been working with Dr. Ludaescher on the NSF-funded project Exploring Taxon Concepts (ETC), in which we employed a logic-based approach to solve taxonomy interoperability problems in biodiversity informatics. Further, I have also worked in collaboration with Dr. Nico Franz, an entomologist and taxon-concept expert from ASU, to explore the use of data science methods for taxonomy alignment problems in the WholeTale reproducibility in biodiversity project. Recently,  I have been exploring the ideas on geopolitical realities in different taxonomies in my research.

Prior to joining U of I, I earned my B.A. and M.A. from the Department of Library and Information Science at National Taiwan University. I have also been actively working on problems related to knowledge graphs and linked data.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want to know more about my research!

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