Professor Javed Mostafa named editor-in-chief of JASIST

Release date: 

December 15, 2015

Javed Mostafa, professor in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the Biomedical Research Imaging Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, will become the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) in January.

The ASIS&T Board announced the appointment in November, citing Mostafa's 21-year history as an author or co-author of 80 peer-reviewed research papers. Mostafa currently serves as an editorial board member of JASIST (since 2012) and has been an associate editor for the main information retrieval journal in computer and information science, ACM Transactions on Information Systems (ACM TOIS), for eight years (serving under two different EiCs). He is an associate editor for the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (ACM TOIT) and has edited or co-edited several special issues of journals, including IEEE Intelligent Systems, Journal of Digital Libraries, and JASIST.

At UNC, Mostafa is director of the Carolina Health Informatics Program and the Laboratory of Applied Informatics Research. His research concentrates on information retrieval problems, particularly related to search and user-system interactions in large-scale document/data repositories. He also serves as deputy director of the Biomedical Informatics Core at the NC Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute and has current research engagements in biomedical data mining, analysis, visualization, user interface design, and multi-modal human-computer interaction.