Victoria is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed both 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, 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, 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 is also the creator and curator of SparseLab, a collaborative platform for reproducible computational research in underdetermined systems.

She is a nominated member of the Sigma Xi scientific research society.

Service and Boards

Victoria co-chairs the National Science Foundation's 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 National Institutes for Health's PubMed Central National Advisory Committee.

Victoria serves on the National Academies of Science committee on "Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process."

She serves on the Committee on Electronic Information and Communication of the International Mathematical Union.

She serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Open Science.

She is a member of the American Geophysical Union Data Science Credentialing Editorial Board.

She serves on the Advisory Board for the Project TIER (Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research).

She is a member of the ACM Advisory Group on Reproducibility.

Victoria is an affiliate scholar with the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.

She is an affiliate of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS).

She is an Associate Editor for the Annals of Applied Statistics.

She is a member of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Digital Culture Program Committee.

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.

Previous Service

Victoria testified before the Congressional House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on Scientific Transparency and Integrity on March 5, 2013.

She has co-chaired a working group on Virtual Organizations for the NSF's Office of Cyberinfrastructure Task Force on Grand Challenge Communities in 2010.

Victoria served on the NSF Mathematics and Physical Sciences Directorate Subcommittee on "Support for the Statistical Sciences at NSF."

She has previously served on Advisory Boards for, The Galaxy Project, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).

Fun Facts

Her ORCID ID is 0000-0003-2015-7825 and her Erdös Number is 3.


A 705x990 jpg image of Victoria is available here.