Jahna Otterbacher

Jahna Otterbacher


Dr. Jahna Otterbacher (female) is an Associate Professor at the Open University of Cyprus, where she is the academic coordinator of the M.Sc. in Social Information Systems.

She received her doctorate in Information from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor – USA), where she was a member of the Computational Linguistics and Information Retrieval (CLAIR) research group. She previously served as Assistant Professor in the Lewis College of Human Sciences at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, USA) (2010-2012) and Visiting Lecturer of Management Information Systems at the University of Cyprus (2006-2009).

Dr. Otterbacher’s research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of social computing, communication science and data science. She analyses behavioural and language traces left by users of information systems in order to better facilitate their interactions with others, as well as their access to information.