SILS Welcomes Dr. David Gotz

Release date: 

December 11, 2013

Dr. David GotzThe School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes Dr. David Gotz who will join the School's faculty as associate professor and assistant director of the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) on January 1, 2014.

Gotz comes to SILS from the Healthcare Analytics Research Group at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York where he was the lead researcher for Visual Analytics for healthcare.  His research interests include visual analytics, information visualization, and medical informatics systems. Prior to joining IBM Research, Gotz graduated with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science in Computer Science and Certificate in Economics. He received his master’s and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“David is a great addition to our faculty and to the health informatics program that has been popular with our students and to the entire campus,” said Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean of SILS and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor. “His experience in healthcare analytics and the visualization innovations he has created will be important additions to this learning track. We’re delighted to welcome him to SILS!" 

Gotz will teach the “Systems Analysis” course spring term.