Jun Zhao

FORCE11 Member since March 18, 2013
  • Organization/Institution: Lancaster University


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An important theme of my work is to develop novel computing technologies and applications to enable more productive and rigorous scientific research that can make a difference to our lives and well-being.  More specifically, my research expertise is in the management and reasoning over provenance information, which records where things come from and how, in order to verify and assess the quality of scientific information resources.

I am a Lecturer in School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University. Before coming to Lancaster, I was a Research Fellow and EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Oxford between 2007 and 2013. I received PhD in Computer Science from The University of Manchester. My research area is in the management of provenance of scientific datasets and assessing information trustworthiness by using big networks of provenance data. I develop tools for querying and integrating provenance information from different systems, and methods for assessing information quality using provenance information.