Software for Science


December 6, 2011


Alex Szalay, Greg McInerny, Jeremy Frey, and Kenji Takeda


Microsoft Research Cambridge, University of Southampton, John Hopkins


Yan Xu chairs this session at eScience Workshop 2011, which includes the following presentations:

  • Predicting Where on Earth Life Is and Will Be – SDM 2.0-Greg Mclnerny, Microsoft Research, Cambridge
  • PANEL: Are We Losing Science Within Software?-chaired by Kenji Takeda, Microsoft Research. Panelists include: Jeremy Frey, University of Southampton; Alex Szalay, Johns Hopkins University


Alex Szalay, Greg McInerny, Jeremy Frey, and Kenji Takeda

Alexander Szalay is the Alumni Centennial Professor of Astronomy at the Johns Hopkins University. He is also Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He is a cosmologist, working on the statistical measures of the spatial distribution of galaxies and galaxy formation. He was born and educated in Hungary. He is the architect for the Science Archive of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. He is Project Director of the NSF-funded National Virtual Observatory. He has written over 450 papers in various scientific journals, covering areas from theoretical cosmology to observational astronomy, spatial statistics and computer science. In 1990 he has been elected to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as a Corresponding Member, and in 2003 as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.