Internationally Recognized Scholar of Information Quality
Dr. John Talburt is an internationally recognized scholar and innovator in the field of Information Quality (IQ). He has a long established history in both industry and academe of producing innovations and gaining new insights in the computing and information fields. In addition to his book Entity Resolution and Information Quality, he and his co-authors—many of whom are IQ graduate students—produced three journal articles, nine conference papers, and two book chapters with a number of other publications either accepted or being prepared for submission. Dr. Talburt has been enormously successfully in generating funding to help support graduate students and research efforts in IQ. In addition to five previous grants with continued funding into 2013, Dr. Talburt was instrumental in securing five additional grants for UALR with two more awards pending.
Dr. Talburt is a highly sought after expert. A recent and notable acknowledgement of his research leadership in the area of IQ was an invitation by the Editors-in-Chief of the ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality to serve as the guest editor for a Special Issue on Entity Resolution. Dr. Talburt has been especially active in promoting applied research collaborations between UALR and industry and government. This desire for collaborative research likely stems from his industry experience at Acxiom Corporation, where he worked in Global Data Research and Development. He was a key designer of the Acxiom AbiliTec® customer data integration product for which he holds several patents. During his tenure at Acxiom, he created the Acxiom Laboratory for Applied Research (ALAR) that sponsored a number of joint applied research projects with several universities including Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Talburt’s degrees include a Ph.D. and a M.S. in mathematics from the University of Arkansas and a B.S. in mathematics with a minor in physics from Arkansas State University.