J. Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J. Stephen Downie is Associate Dean for Research and a Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Downie is the Illinois Co-Director of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). He is also Director of the International Music Information Retrieval Systems Evaluation Laboratory (IMIRSEL) and founder and ongoing director of the Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange (MIREX). He was the Principal Investigator on the Networked Environment for Music Analysis (NEMA) project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He is Co-Principal Investigator on the Structural Analysis of Large Amounts of Music Information (SALAMI) project, jointly funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). He has been very active in the establishment of the Music Information Retrieval (MIR) community through his ongoing work with the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) conferences. He was ISMIR's founding President and now serves on the ISMIR board. Professor Downie holds a BA (Music Theory and Composition) along with a Master's and a PhD in Library and Information Science, all earned at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.
Bill Howe, University of Washington
Bill Howe is the Director of Research for Scalable Data Analytics at the UW eScience Institute and holds an Affiliate Assistant Professor appointment in Computer Science & Engineering, where he studies data management, analytics, and visualization systems for science applications. Howe has received two Jim Gray Seed Grant awards from Microsoft Research for work on managing environmental data, and has had two papers selected to appear in VLDB Journal's "Best of Conference" issue (2004 and 2010) for work in data-intensive computing for science. Howe serves on the program and organizing committees for a number of conferences in the area of scientific data management, and serves on the Science Advisory Board of the SciDB project, a project to build a new database system expressly for science. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Portland State University, where he studied under Prof. David Maier, and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Open access and open science/research are highly topical conversations, with increasing computational intensity of research leading to calls for open access to source code and data, in order to reproduce research outputs. Both of these topics will be touched upon at eResearch NZ 2013:
Submitted by Nick Jones on Fri, 07/06/2013 - 5:07pm
Are you interested in the state of New Zealand’s eResearch platforms supporting innovation, or the management of eresearch in New Zealand? eResearch NZ 2013 has lots to offer people who are looking at eresearch in a broader context.
Submitted by Nick Jones on Fri, 07/06/2013 - 4:21pm
Ian Foster, distinguished scientist from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago, will be in New Zealand to provide the opening keynote to in Multicore World 2013. As part of his visit, he has offered to present on the challenges of data management for the research sector. Remote participation is welcome.
For the past few weeks I've been working with the HathiTrust's 300,000 document non-Google digitized public domain collection. It's easy enough to get your hands on the dataset; it is, after all, public domain and as such has no access restrictions--all it takes is a quick email to HathiTrust. They prefer to distribute the collection via rsync, and once your IP address is authorized on their server you're good to go.
Victoria University of Wellington is hosting the Final Presentations of Summer for eResearch 2012/2013. Each of the students will talk about their work. The day will involve students, mentors and New Zealand's eresearch leaders discussing each of the projects' science goals, outcomes and wider implications.