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Information Systems, Research Reproducibility, Social Sciences
Classification, Data Management, Data Mining, Data Munging, Data Quality, Data Visualization, Digital Data Curation, Geographic Information Systems, Natural Language Processing, Ontology
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Sara Lafia

Research Investigator


I am a Research Fellow in the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. My research is currently supported by a NSF project, Developing Evidence-based Data Sharing and Archiving Policies, where I am analyzing curation activities, automatically detecting data citations, and contributing to metrics for tracking the impact of data reuse. I hold a Ph.D. in Geography from UC Santa Barbara and I have expertise in GIScience, spatial information science, and urban planning. My interests also include the Semantic Web, innovative GIS education, and the science of science. I have experience deploying geospatial applications, designing linked data models, and developing visualizations to support data discovery.