Victoria is an associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with affiliate appointments in the School of Law, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Statistics, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and the National Center for SuperComputing Applications. She completed both her PhD in statistics and her law degree at Stanford University.
Victoria is an affiliate scholar with the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS).
Her research centers on the multifaceted problem of enabling reproducibility in computational science. This includes studying adequacy and robustness in replicated results, designing and implementing validation systems, developing standards of openness for data and code sharing, and resolving legal and policy barriers to disseminating reproducible research.
She is the developer of the "Reproducible Research Standard," a suite of open licensing recommendations for the dissemination of computational results, and winner of the Kaltura Prize for Access to Knowledge Writing.
She is the founder of the open source platform ResearchCompendia.org, designed as a pilot project to study the verification of code and data associated with published results, and enable independent and public cloud-based validation of methods and findings. She is also a co-founder of RunMyCode.org, an open platform connecting data and code to published articles.
Victoria was awarded the NSF EAGER grant "Policy Design for Reproducibility and Data Sharing in Computational Science." She is a co-PI on the NSF grant #1541450: CC*DNI DIBBS: Merging Science and Cyberinfrastructure Pathways: The Whole Tale.
She is also the creator and curator of SparseLab, a collaborative platform for reproducible computational research in underdetermined systems.
She is a nominated member of the Sigma Xi scientific research society.
Service and Boards
Victoria is a member of the Senate IT Committee at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She co-chairs the National Science Foundation's Advisory Committee for CyberInfrastructure, and is a member of the NSF's Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Advisory Committee.
She is also a member of the National Institutes for Health's PubMed Central National Advisory Committee.
Victoria serves on the National Academies of Science committee on "Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process."
She serves on the Committee on Electronic Information and Communication of the International Mathematical Union.
She is a member of the American Geophysical Union Data Science Credentialing Editorial Board.
She serves on the Advisory Board for the Project TIER (Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research).
She is a member of the Advisory Group on Reproducibility to the SC Conference, ACM, and IEEE.
She is an Associate Editor for the Annals of Applied Statistics.
She is a member of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Digital Culture Program Committee.
Victoria testified before the Congressional House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on Scientific Transparency and Integrity on March 5, 2013.
She co-chaired a working group on Virtual Organizations for the NSF's Office of Cyberinfrastructure Task Force on Grand Challenge Communities in 2010.
Victoria served on the NSF Mathematics and Physical Sciences Directorate Subcommittee on "Support for the Statistical Sciences at NSF."
She has previously served on Advisory Boards for hackNY.org, The Galaxy Project, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Open Science.
She has also served on several committees in the American Statistical Association: The Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Committee on Data Sharing and Reproducibility, and the Presidential Strategic Initiative, Developing a Prototype Statistics Portal.