David De Roure

FORCE11 Member since October 31, 2011


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David is Professor of e-Research at University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre and coordinates Digital Humanities at Oxford. Focused on advancing digital scholarship, he works closely with multiple disciplines including social sciences (concentrating on social machines), digital humanities (computational musicology) and previously bioinformatics (in silico experimentation), chemistry (smart labs) and environmental science (sensor networks). He is an expert in big data analytics and has an extensive background in distributed computing, Web, Linked Data and social computing, runs the myexperiment.org social website for sharing scientific workflows and promotes innovation in scholarly communication. For the last 3 years he has also held a national role as National Strategic Director for Digital Social Research. He is a champion for the Web Science Trust, chairs the W3C Web Observatory Community Group 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. Within Oxford he is also a Director of the Institute for the Future of Computing in the Oxford Martin School, closely involved in The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, a member of the Cyber Security Centre and runs a joint WSTNet laboratory with the Oxford Internet Institute. David was closely involved in the UK e-Science programme and is a UK representative on the European e-Infrastructure Reflection Group, one of the UK PIs for the Square Kilometre Array telescope, a chair of the UK e-Science Forum and a partner in the UK Software Sustainability Institute.