Dr. Joanne Sylvia Luciano is an experienced technology consultant to major hospitals, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Her research focuses on enabling technologies that make it easier to do interdisciplinary research by utilizing semantic web technologies. She applies these technologies in data science, using them to represent complex interconnected networks, such as in biology, in such a way that the context from which the data were harvested is not lost. There is an urgent need to shorten the time it takes to bring basic science research results to practice, and to get the clinical or field observations back to the research lab for further analysis. To do this, technologies need to be in place that allow scientists to better represent, reuse, and communicate their data in its original context.
Luciano has been a visiting associate professor at Indiana University since 2016. During her tenure, she developed the curriculum for graduate courses in data science such as Data Science for Drug Discovery, Health and Translational Medicine, Real World Data Science with Eli Lilly and Company, Applied Data Science as well as independent study courses with graduate students while she continued her research in health web science and precision medicine.