Edwin Henneken

FORCE11 Member since January 12, 2015


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I work as IT Specialist for the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS), located at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. In this role, I evaluate, integrate and enhance existing software systems used by the ADS project. I participate in curating ADS’ holdings and manage ADS’ Education and Public Outreach, and ADS’ digital preservation efforts. I use  the ADS holdings for informetrics and bibliometrics research. Currently, this work focuses on network, cluster analysis of citation and use networks, and literature recommendation algorithms. 

I received my scientific training in the late 1980s at the Leiden Observatory in The Netherlands. There I wrote my Master's thesis on the then novel numerical method "Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics". The main focus in this study was to test how well this method could deal with shocks. After that I did research in micro-meteorology on turbulent energy exchange over a melting ice sheet, in particular the Greenland ice sheet. This research was done in the context of climate change and sea level rise. As part of this research I spent a month retrieving data, about 50 miles up the Greenland ice sheet, near Sondre Stromfjord, Western Greenland.