|Current Projects and Roles
- Enterprise Architect, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: My primary focus is on remote access tools and infrastructure, enabling
data-intensive science (particularly in the context of cloud computing), mobile devices, enabling
Bring Your Own Device, and enabling scientific collaboration.
- Core Cyberinfrastructure Team and Leadership Team Member, Data
Observation Network for Earth (DataONE): DataONE is a largely NSF-supported project working ensure the preservation, access, use and reuse of multi-scale, multi-discipline, and multi-national Earth observational data through a broad education and outreach program, a sound understanding of sociocultural factors, and a cyberinfrastructure informed by those sociocultural factors and built on established tools.
- Advisory Committee Member USA National Phenology Network:
Phenology is the study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events
and how these are influenced by seasonal and interannual variations in
climate. Examples include the timing of leafing and flowering,
agricultural crop stages, insect emergence, and animal migration. All
of these events are sensitive measures of climatic variation and
change, are relatively simple to record and understand, and are vital
to both the scientific and public interest. USA NPN is an
emerging network which seeks to collect and combine phenological data
from a variety of sources, to provide continental scale data on the
changes in ecosystems.
- Adjunct Professor of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee: As part of the Center for Information and Communication Studies and the School of Information Sciences, I'm interested in the education of data and information professionals, particularly in terms of the design, cybersecurity, and usability of information systems.
- Environmental and Ecological Informatics,
particularly the storage, retrieval, and analysis of data associated
with global climate issues. I'm particularly interested in
the data architecture and systems architecture aspects of environmental
and ecological informatics problems.
- Cybersecurity and cyberinfrastructure in open
research: How can we ensure the integrity of our systems and
protect the privacy of our users while still providing open access
to data? What's the best way to structure the
cyberinfrastructure for a given set of research problems?
- Phenology: the study of the timings of annual events
in plants and animals.
- Multivariate data analysis, particularly the
application of latent variable methods (e.g. Principal Components
Regression and Partial Least Squares regression) to scientific problems.
- The social aspects of data use and re-use.
In particular, I'm interested in ways of encouraging researchers to
share their data, ways of creating better cite-ability for datasets,
and ways of training students in the creation and maintenance of
- Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry (Chemometrics), University
Advisor: Professor Bruce Kowalski
- B.S. Chemistry & Mathematics, Michigan State University
|Professional Memberships and Activities
- Member, Association for Computing Machinery
- Member, American Geophysical Union
- Member, International Chemometrics Society.