The OR2016 Conference Organising Committee
Meet the 2016 Organising Committee
Dermot FrostTrinity College Dublin
Dermot Frost is Manager of the High Performance and Research Computing unit in Trinity College Dublin. He has spent the past 14 years building complex IT systems for a multitude of national and European research projects as well as large-scale compute, data management and visualisation systems for use in Trinity. He has extensive experience in software development in scientific computing, mainly using C and MPI. More recently he has become involved in digital humanities projects including the 1641 Depositions and the CIRCLE (Irish Chancery) Collections and leads the technical development of the Digital Repository of Ireland.
Geoff BradleyTrinity College Dublin
Dr Geoff Bradley is a Senior IT Manager in Trinity College Dublin and currently Chair of the TCD cloud group. He is responsible for orchestrating and overseeing the planning, implementation, delivery, improvement and disaster recovery of all central IT infrastructure services in TCD. Through three groups this includes data centers, networking, mobility, IaaS and cloud services, high performance computing and research IT services. As part of continuous improvement, he is also responsible for coordinating all service improvement activities within the department. He has a background in computational physics, specifically modelling the interactions of fluids and foams.
Tim KeefeTrinity College Dublin
Tim Keefe is the head of Digital Resources and Imaging Services Department in the Trinity College Dublin Library which is dedicated to the digitization and dissemination of digital library collections and resources. The department is also responsible for the development of the new Digital Library Collections Repository. This Fedora Commons based digital image repository supports the long-term storage, preservation, and online presentation of Trinity’s unique digital library and research collections. Prior to this position Tim worked as an imaging scientist and new product development innovator in Eastman Kodak’s R&D division
Natalie HarrowerRoyal Irish Academy
Dr. Natalie Harrower is the Acting Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), headquartered at the Royal Irish Academy. The DRI is a national trusted digital repository for Ireland's social sciences and humanities data, as well as a community leader in best practices, with a broad programme of activities in digital preservation and related areas, including digital humanities, digital archiving, digital curation, open access, and research data management.
Dr. Harrower has worked to build DRI’s community profile and partnerships, and has been instrumental in securing grants for DRI from European funders (FP7, H2020), and Irish funders (SFI, Enterprise Ireland, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht). She leads a number of leveraged projects for DRI, including the digital cultural heritage project Inspiring Ireland, an H2020 project that supports the work of the Research Data Alliance, and the Royal Irish Academy’s contributions to the collaborative DAH PhD programme. In 2014 Dr. Harrower established the international conference series DPASSH: Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, which took place in June 2015.
John HowardUniversity College Dublin
Dr. John Howard is the Librarian in University College Dublin since 2009. He has a background in Music Theory and Performance and moved into librarianship with posts at Harvard University and Arizona State University. Dr Howard has worked extensively in the design and implementation of information and knowledge management systems, including digital repositories. He has been a member of the Open Repositories Steering Committee and acted as programme chair for OR2009 in Atlanta. At UCD he has overseen the design and implementation of the UCD Digital Library using Fedora Commons.
Owen ConlanTrinity College Dublin
Prof. Owen Conlan is an Associate Professor the School of Computer Science and Statistics of Trinity College Dublin. He has internationally recognised expertise in the research areas of personalisation and visualisation, has co-authored over 120 publications and has received several best paper awards. Owen coor- dinated the European Commission-funded CULTURA project, a successful collaboration be- tween Computer Science and Modern History in Trinity College Dublin, as well as a consortium of international academic and commercial partners. He leads the Personalising the User Experience theme, with a team of over 20 researchers, as part of the ADAPT Centre, which explores new ways to support users in exploring complex information. Owen is a passionate educator and teaches Knowledge and Data Engineering subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and he has supervised 7 PhD and over 20 MSc students to completion.