Jaron Porciello

Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor

Jaron  Porciello

1010 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556


jturner7@nd.edu

Jaron Porciello

Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor


Areas of expertise: Information and data sciences; agriculture and food systems; evidence-based decision-making; sustainable and rural development; public policy


Jaron Porciello is an information scientist interested in how computation and collaboration impact human decision-making, especially in policy and development. She combines methods from collective intelligence, including research methodologies and group work, with artificial intelligence and machine behavior in an effort to accelerate and understand how decisions are made.

An expert in evidence, policy, technology and governance issues, Porciello is an area editor for the Cambridge University journal Data & Policy. She serves as the chief technology officer for Havos, a start-up company focused on decision support consulting services powered by artificial intelligence. Together with colleagues in the Keough School, she is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 3ie on the USAID-sponsored REAPER project from 2021 to 2022, focusing on improving the speed and comprehensiveness of evidence synthesis.

Porciello is a faculty member in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University and a faculty fellow at the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability. She is the primary investigator and director of Ceres2030: Sustainable Solutions to End Hunger, a global effort to coordinate G7 donor decision-making in the international effort to end hunger and transform the lives of the world’s poorest people.

In October 2020, Porciello led a transformative research collaboration with Nature Research, featuring the work of eighty-five global researchers from twenty-five countries. She is a former program manager for Research4Life, a public-private partnership of United Nations agencies, publishers and universities. She also has managed an economic and member-driven sustainability initiative for arXiv.org and served as director of TEEAL, one of the world’s longest-running programs to facilitate journal access for scientists in the developing world.