Education
2013
M.S.
Molecular biophysics and biochemistry
Yale University, New Haven, CT
2011
B.A., summa cum laude
Chemistry, with distinction
Asian studies, with distinction
Japan studies concentration
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Professional History
Nov 2015 —
Data Analytics/Visualization Specialist
Northeastern University Libraries
Digital Scholarship Group
Oct 2013 —
Jul 2015
Informatics/Data Services Specialist
University of Minnesota
Health Sciences Libraries
Sep 2012 —
Jun 2013
Graduate research assistant
Yale University
Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Sep 2011 —
Jul 2012
Fulbright Fellow/research student
Kyoto University
Lab of Shoji Takada, Department of Biophysics
Sep 2008 —
May 2011
Webmaster
St. Olaf College
World Languages Center
Sep 2008 —
May 2011
Teaching assistant
St. Olaf College
Japanese Department
Sep 2007 —
May 2008
Assistant to webmaster
St. Olaf College
Information Technology
Publications
Braun, S., ed. Data Visualization for Success: Interviews with 40 Experienced Designers. Images Publishing Group: 21 Jun 2017.
Braun, S., ed. Creative Pedagogical Approaches in Information Visualization. Digital Humanities Quarterly, Special Issue. [In Publication]
Braun, S. Implementing Manifold: A Case Study on Supporting Research Impact Metrics in Academic Libraries. portal: Libraries and the Academy. 2017 January; 17(1).
Braun, S. Manifold: a custom analytics platform to visualize research impact. Code4Lib Journal. 2015 Oct 10; (30).
Mohr, A.H.; Bishoff, J.; Bishoff, C.; Braun, S.; Storino, C.; Johnston, L. When Data Is a Dirty Word: A Survey to Understand Data Management Needs Across Diverse Research Disciplines. ASIS&T Bulletin. 2015 Oct/Nov.
Braun, S. Library Infrastructures for Scholarship at Scale. In The Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians, ed. Lisa Federer. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016 Sept.
Braun, S. Marxist-Leninist-Maoist deontology in the writings of Wei Jingsheng. Wittenberg University East Asian Studies Journal. 2011; 35(Spr): 43-63.
Conference Contributions
Braun, S.; Menninga, K. Atomic Narratives: Visualizing U.S. and Japanese Textbook Accounts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Presented at: Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (JADH) 2017; 2017 Sep 11; Kyoto, Japan.
Braun, S.; Merguerian, K.G. Mapping a new library world: a theoretical approach. Presented at: ExLibris Northeast User Group; 2016 Oct 27; New Paltz, New York.
Mohr, A.; Johnston, L.; Bishoff, C.; Bishoff, J.; Braun, S. Understanding Researcher Needs in Data Management: a comparison of three colleges in a large academic American university. Presented at: 41st Annual IASSIST Conference; 2015 Jun 03; Minneapolis, MN.
Braun, S.; Goff, E.; Umidon, K. Methods and Approaches in Redesigning Library Spaces. Presented at: Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium, 2015; 2015 May 19; St. Paul, MN.
Braun, S. Dimensionless Data, Visualized. Presented at: Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium, 2015; 2015 May 19; St. Paul, MN.
Braun, S.; Koffel, J. Design and Implementation of a Novel System to Quantify and Contextualize Research Impact. Presented at: Medical Library Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition, 2015; 2015 May 18; Austin, TX.
John, M.T.; Theis-Mahon, N.; Braun, S. A method to rank oral health researchers' publication impact. Presented at: International Association for Dental Research General Session; 2015 Mar 13; Boston, MA.
Braun, S. Research Impact, Scholarly Output, and Models of Sustainability in the Libraries. Presented at: Coalition for Networked Information Fall Meeting 2014; 2014 Dec 08; Washington, DC.
Braun, S.; Lafferty, M.; Neeser, A.; Schell, J. Expanding conventional collection boundaries through visualization. Presented at: 2014 Digital Library Federation Forum; 2014 Oct 27; Atlanta, GA.
Reimer, E.; Hawkins, R.; Braun, S. X, Y marks the spot: an observational study of the use of library space. Presented at: Minnesota Library Association Conference; 2014 Oct 08; Mankato, MN.
Guo, J.N.; Kim, R.; Jhun, S.; Mistry, H.; Xiao, W.R.; Kundishora, A.; Castellucci, G.; Braun, S.; Rodriguez-Fernandez, J.; Bai, X.; Negishi, M.; Bailey, C.; Crowley, M.J.; Constable, R.T.; Mayes, L.C.; Blumenfeld, H. EEG amplitude is related to ictal task performance in childhood absence epilepsy. Presented at: 67th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society; 2013 Dec 06; Washington, DC.
Kim, R.; Guo, J.N.; Jhun, S.; Mistry, H.; Xiao, W.R.; Kundishora, A.; Castellucci, G.; Braun, S.; Rodriguez-Fernandez, J.; Bai, X.; Negishi, M.; Bailey, C.; Crowley, M.J.; Constable, R.T.; Mayes, L.C.; Blumenfeld, H. Impaired attention is associated with greater fMRI signal changes during absence seizures. Presented at: 67th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society; 2013 Dec 06; Washington, DC.
Kim, R.; Guo, J.N.; Jhun, S.; Mistry, H.; Xiao, W.R.; Kundishora, A.; Castellucci, G.; Braun, S.; Rodriguez-Fernandez, J.; Bai, X.; Negishi, M.; Bailey, C.; Crowley, M.J.; Constable, R.T.; Mayes, L.C.; Blumenfeld, H. Relating fMRI signals to impaired attention during absence seizures. Presented at: 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience; 2013 Nov 09; San Diego, CA.
Guo, J.N.; Kim, R.; Jhun, S.; Mistry, H.; Xiao, W.R.; Kundishora, A.; Castellucci, G.; Braun, S.; Rodriguez-Fernandez, J.; Bai, X.; Negishi, M.; Bailey, C.; Crowley, M.J.; Constable, R.T.; Mayes, L.C.; Blumenfeld, H. Task performance is related to EEG signals during childhood absence seizures. Presented at: 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience; 2013 Nov 09; San Diego, CA.
Selected Honors and Awards
2014
Award for best poster
Digital Library Federation Forum 2014

Awarded for poster describing interlibrary loan visualization project, presented in Atlanta, GA
2012 —
2013
Peter and Patricia Gruber Science Fellowship
Yale University

Awarded to the top-ranked incoming students entering graduate programs in the natural sciences
2011
Fulbright Fellowship
U.S. Department of State

Fulbright Fellow and research student at Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan
2011
Departmental distinction in chemistry
St. Olaf College

Graduation with academic distinction with defense of original research
2011
Departmental distinction in Asian studies
St. Olaf College

Graduation with academic distinction with defense of scholarly portfolio
2011
Phi Lambda Upsilon
St. Olaf College

National Chemistry Honor Society
2011
Epsilon Alpha Sigma
St. Olaf College

National East Asian Studies Honor Society
2011
Courtland Agre Award
St. Olaf College

Awarded to the top-ranked graduating student majoring in chemistry and pursuing graduate study
2010
John M. Bly Scholarship
St. Olaf College

Awarded to the two top-ranked students in the junior class
2009
Albert & Marion Finholt Scholarship
St. Olaf College

Awarded to the two top-ranked students in the sophomore class
Proficiencies
Scripting languages
HTML5, XML, PHP, CSS, D3.js, ColdFusion, SQL, jQuery, Ajax, JavaScript, WordPress, MATLAB, R, Jmol, Python, Processing, NLTK (Natural Language Toolkit)
Software
Adobe Creative Suite (CS6), MATLAB, RStudio, Tableau, Gephi