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Faculty

David Gotz, PhD
Director, VACLab
Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor, School of Information and Library Science
Professor, Carolina Health Informatics Program
Professor (by courtesy), Department of Computer Science
Director, Certificate in Applied Data Science (CADS) Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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David Borland, PhD
Research Scientist
RENCI and UNC-Chapel Hill
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Students

Students make up the core of the VACLab team. Our fantastic group of Research Assistants come from a variety of departments across the Carolina campus.

Irena Brain
Undergraduate major in Information Science, minor in Computer Science and Statistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mark Drewery
Undergraduate double major in Information Science and Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mengtian Guo
PhD student in Information Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Alex Rich
PhD student in Health Informatics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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William Su
PhD student in Information Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Wenyuan Wang
PhD student in Information Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Zhilan Zhou
PhD student in Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Long-Term Collaborators

VACLab team members work closely with collaborators from across the UNC campus and beyond. The full list of collaborators is too large to include here. However, the VACLab has a small number of long-term collaborators with an extensive history of joint research across a variety of projects.

Nan Cao, PhD
Professor in College of Software Engineering
Professor in College of Design and Innovation
TongJi University
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Yue Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor in School of Information and Library Science
UNC-Chapel Hill
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Alumni

A number of students have joined us in the VACLab during their time at UNC. These VACLab-ers may have moved on to new challenges, but they’ll always be part of the VACLab family! The following VACLab alumni helped make the VACLab what it is today.
Rashnil Chaturvedi
Annie Chen
Smiti Kaul
Justin Hyeong Kim
Manish Kumar
Rita Kundu
Bryce Morrow
Brandon Price
Sreenivas Reddy
Tasnia Sarwar
Jyotsna Sastrula
Joshua Shrestha
Grace Shin
Shun Sun
Zhenwei Wang
Jonathan Zhang
Yufei Zhang