The evolution of e-Research

9 May 2012, 12:00 - 14:00


The first seminar of the term brings David De Roure (Professor of e-Research in the Oxford e-Research Centre) to the Cambridge Digital Humanities Seminar to talk about big data, e-Research and the implications for humanities researchers, especially with reference to his work on the SALAMI project (structural analysis of digital musical information). 

About David De Roure

David De Roure is Professor of e-Research in the Oxford e-Research Centre, where he has a coordinating role in Digital Humanities, and is National Strategic Director for Digital Social Research. Focused on advancing digital scholarship, he has worked closely with multiple disciplines including bioinformatics (in silico experimentation), chemistry (smart labs), environmental science (sensor networks), social sciences (social statistics, behavioural interventions and social machines) and digital humanities (computational musicology). He has an extensive background in distributed computing, Web, Linked Data and social computing, and runs the social website for sharing scientific workflows and promoting new forms of scholarly communication. David has been closely involved in the UK e-Science programme and is chair of the UK e-Science Forum. He is a champion for the Web Science Trust and in 2011 was elected as a Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Light lunch provided so please register in advance via the online registration link at the right hand side of the page. For further information about the event please email Anne Alexander.