Victoria is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and affiliated with Columbia University. She completed her PhD in statistics and her law degree at Stanford University.
Her research centers on the multifaceted problem of enabling reproducibility in computational science.
This includes studying adequacy and robustness in replicated results, designing and implementing validation systems,
developing standards of openness for data and code sharing, and resolving legal and policy barriers to
disseminating reproducible research.
She is the developer of the "Reproducible Research Standard," a suite of open licensing recommendations for the dissemination of computational results, and winner of the Kaltura Prize for Access to Knowledge Writing.
She is the founder of the open source platform ResearchCompendia.org, designed as a pilot project to study the verification of code and data associated with published results, and enable independent and public cloud-based validation of methods and findings. She is also a co-founder of RunMyCode.org, an open platform connecting data and code to published articles.
Victoria was awarded the NSF EAGER grant
"Policy Design for Reproducibility
and Data Sharing in Computational Science."
She co-chairs the NSF Advisory Committee for CyberInfrastructure, and is a member of the NSF's
Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the
NCBI Board of Scientific Counselors for the NIH National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central National Advisory Committee.
Victoria serves on the NSF Mathematics and Physical Sciences Directorate Subcommittee on "Support for the Statistical Sciences at NSF," and the National Academies of Science committee on "Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process." She also serves on several committees in the American Statistical Association: The Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Committee on Data Sharing and Reproducibility, and the Presidential Strategic Initiative, Developing a Prototype Statistics Portal.
She co-chaired a working group on Virtual Organizations for the NSF's Office of Cyberinfrastructure Task Force on Grand Challenge Communities in 2010.
She is also the creator and curator of SparseLab, a collaborative platform for reproducible computational research in underdetermined systems.
She serves on several advisory boards including The Texas Advanced Computing Center, the Center for Open Science, hackNY.org, and The Galaxy Project. She is a nominated member of the Sigma Xi scientific research society.
Her Erdös Number is 3.
(A 705x990 jpg image of Victoria is available here)