Professor of Information Science
Acxiom Chair of Information Quality
Dr. John R. Talburt is Professor of Information Science and Acxiom Chair of Information Quality at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) where he serves as the Coordinator for the Information Quality Graduate Program. He also holds appointments as Executive Director of the UALR Laboratory for Advanced Research in Entity Resolution and Information Quality (ERIQ), Associate Director of the Acxiom Laboratory for Applied Research (ALAR), and Co-Director of the MIT Information Quality Program’s Working Group on Customer-Centric Information Quality Management. He is currently serving on the Board of Advisors for the Information Quality startup company Black Oak Partners, LLC. Prior to his appointment at UALR he was a leader for research and development and product innovation at Acxiom Corporation, a global leader in information management and customer data integration. Professor Talburt is an inventor for several patents related to customer data integration and the author of numerous articles on information quality and entity resolution. His current research interests are at the intersection of information quality and information integration, particularly the areas of entity resolution and entity identification. Dr. Talburt is the winner of the 2008 DAMA International Academic Award and has earned the designation of Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals at the mastery-level with specialties in data and information quality and information technology.