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Sandra Cannon

  • Research Professor

sandra.cannon@rochester.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Sandra “San” Cannon is a Research Professor in the Goergen Institute of Data Science at the University of Rochester. Her research focuses on data organization and dissemination, research support processes, data quality metrics and implications, and applications of data science techniques.

She is also the first Associate Vice Provost for Data Governance and Chief Data Officer at the University. She is responsible for the enterprise-wide data and information strategy, governance, control, policy development and effective use. Prior to joining the University, San worked in data management and analytics in the Federal Reserve System for more than 20 years and teaches data science courses in the Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University.   She is active in the international data community and has presented and published on topics such as sentiment analysis, metadata and classification standards, and data management and dissemination challenges. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Irvine, a Master of Science in economics from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Selected Publications

  • Cannon, S. (2015). Sentiment of the FOMC: Unscripted. Economic Review, 100(4), 5-32.
  • Cannon, S. (2015). Content Curation for Research: A Framework for Building a “Data Museum. International Journal of Digital Curation, 10(2), 58-68.
  • Cannon, S. (2011). Metadata for Governance: Quantifying Licensing and Redistribution Issues. International Journal of Public Information Systems, 7(1).
  • Conference Presentation, “Data Governance as a Foundation for Analytics,” Enterprise Summit: Analytics, Long Beach, CA, April 2019.
  • Conference Presentation, “Research Support and Data Management Challenges:  Is there such a thing as too much data?” Beyond the Numbers Conference, St. Louis, MO, September 2014.
  • Invited Presentation, “Motivations, Challenges, and Implications of Responsible Data Sharing,” National Opinion Research Center 2nd Annual Conference on Microdata Access, Washington D.C., February 2011.
  • Invited Presentation, “Demands on Data Disseminators: Quantity, Quality, Pictures, and Portability,” United Nations Statistical Commission Seminar on Emerging Trends in Data Communication and Dissemination, United Nations, New York, February 2010.