Beth Plale, Professor of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, has broad research and governance interest in information, in long-term preservation and access to scientific data, and in enabling computational access to large and complex data for broader use. Her specific research interest are in metadata and data provenance, trusted data repositories and enclaves, data analysis and text mining of big data, and workflow systems. Plale teaches in the Data Science Program at Indiana University Bloomington. She is deeply engaged in interdisciplinary research and education and has substantive experience in developing stable and useable scientific cyberinfrastructure.
Affiliated Faculty, Ostrom Workshop on Political Theory and Policy Analysis Co-Chair, Technical Advisory Board, Research Data Alliance (RDA) RDA/US Steering Committee Co-PI and IU lead on NSF DataNet funded Sustainable Environments-Actionable Data (SEAD) project Co-Director, HathiTrust Research Center ACM Senior Member and IEEE Member; DOE Early Career Awardee; past Fellow of the CIC Academic Leadership Program Editorial board for Journal of Concurrency and Computation Practice and Experience.