Meet the ICDS Team

JEDI Group

Members of the JEDI group.


David Hunter


David Hunter

  • Professor of Statistics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Statistics

Office: 310 Thomas Building


Phone: 814-865-1348

Research Focuses: Statistical algorithms, particularly MM algorithms; statistical modeling of networks; and mixture models, particularly finite mixtures in which the component distributions are not parametrically specified

Website: Visit David's Website



Roderick Lee

  • Associate Professor of Information Systems
  • Research Associate, Center for the Study of Higher Education
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Penn State Harrisburg


Research Focuses: IS Strategy, human-centered design, equity in STEM education, diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging

Website: Visit Roderick's Website


Aleksanda Slavkovic


Aleksandra Slavkovic

  • Professor of Statistics
  • ICDS Associate

Department: Statistics

Office: 412 Thomas Building, University Park


Phone: 814-863-4918

Research Focuses: Usability evaluation methods, human performance in virtual environments, statistical data mining, application of statistics to social sciences, algebraic statistics, and statistical approaches to confidentiality and data disclosure

Website: Visit Aleksandra's Website



Lynette Yarger

  • Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Assistant Dean for Equity and Inclusion, Schreyer Honors College
  • ICDS Affiliate

Department: College of Information Sciences and Technology

Research Focuses: algorithmic bias, hiring, diversity, inclusion, equity

Website: Visit Lynette's Website