Panel on Open Access-Scholarly Communications - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Panel on Open Access

Carnegie Mellon faculty members Jay Kadane, Barbara Johnstone, and David Danks talk about why they self-archive, the tools they use, the problems they have encountered and how they solved them, etc. The panelists' goal is to evoke a lively Q & A session with audience members.

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BIOS

Joseph B ("Jay") Kadane is Leonard J. Savage University Professor of Statistics and Social Sciences, Emeritus. He has been at Carnegie Mellon since 1971, and served as Head of the Statistics Department from 1972 to 1981. Subsequently he served for 2.5 years as Chair of the Faculty Senate. His research interests center on statistical inference, both theoretically and in applications. Currently his applied work is in phylogenetics, marketing, internet security, and air pollution. He is finishing two books, one on statistics in the law, and the other on uncertainty.

David Danks is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University, and Director of the Laboratory for Empirical Approaches to Philosophy. He is also a (consulting) Research Scientist at the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition. His primary research interests are in cognitive science, philosophy of psychology, and machine learning.

Barbara Johnstone
(PhD, University of Michigan) is Professor of Rhetoric and Linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University and editor of Language in Society. She is the author of Repetition in Arabic Discourse (Benjamins, 1990); Stories, Community, and Place: Narratives from Middle America (Indiana UP, 1990); The Linguistic Individual (Oxford, 1996); and two textbooks, Qualitative Methods in Sociolinguistics (Oxford, 2001) and Discourse Analysis (Blackwell, 2002), in addition to many articles and book chapters. Her recurrent interests have to do with how people evoke and shape places in talk and with what can be learned by taking the perspective of the individual on language and discourse. Her current work is about dialect and locality in the Pittsburgh (US) area.