Enabling Scientific Discovery


October 12, 2010


Jane Hunter, Cecilia Aragon, and Kenji Takeda


The University of Queensland, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of Southampton


Enhancing the Quality and Trust of Citizen Science Data
Jane Hunter, The University of Queensland

Scientist-Computer Interfaces for Data-Intensive Science
Cecilia Aragon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Enabling Scientific Discovery with Microsoft SharePoint
Kenji Takeda, University of Southampton


Jane Hunter, Cecilia Aragon, and Kenji Takeda

Prof. Jane Hunter leads the eResearch group based in the School of ITEE, at the University of Queensland. For the past 10 years her team has been working with biologists, protein crystallographers, marine scientists, social scientists and humanities researchers, oceanographers, ecologists, linguists, museums and libraries – developing software tools to help them capture, discover, share, archive, preserve, publish and re-use knowledge. She has been an active participant in international IT initiatives (Dublin Core, MPEG, W3C). She is currently a member of: the CODATA Taskforce on the Exchange and Re-use of Materials data; the Advisory Committee of the Open Archives Initiative for Object Exchange and Re-use (OAI-ORE); DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries; co-chair of APAN’s (Asia Pacific Advanced Network) eScience working group; and on the Semantic Grid Working group. She is on the Editorial Board of IEEE Multimedia, the Elsevier Journal of Web Semantics and the International Journal of Digital Curation and on the program committees of numerous international conferences associated with Semantic Web, Digital Libraries and eScience. Current and past collaborators include: National Library of Australia, Cornell University, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, UKOLN, UK Digital Curation Centre and a number of UK eScience Centres. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of multimedia digital libraries, the semantic web and eScience.