Victoria is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her PhD in statistics and her law degree at Stanford University.
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 co-chairs the NSF 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 NCBI Board of Scientific Counselors for the NIH National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central National Advisory Committee. She testified before the Congressional House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on Scientific Transparency and Integrity on March 5, 2013.
A longer bio appears on her webage http://web.stanford.edu/~vcs/