Jian Qin's Brief Biography

Jian Qin's PhotoJian Qin is Professor at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University. The areas of her research include metadata, knowledge modeling and organization, research data management, and scientific communication. She has published widely in library and information science journals and given presentations at numerous national and international conferences and workshops. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, OCLC Online Library Computer Center, and Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Her ongoing projects include a large scale of data mining in the GenBank data repository and creating a metadata model for gravitational wave research data management, both are funded by NSF. She teaches courses in information organization, metadata, and digital curation. She serves as a member on the editorial board for two international journals. Dr. Qin holds a PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario.