Professor of e-Research
Fellow of Wolfson College
David De Roure is Professor of e-Research at University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre, Co-Director of the Institute for the Future of Computing in the Oxford Martin School and has a coordinating role in Digital Humanities at Oxford. Focused on advancing digital scholarship, he works closely with multiple disciplines including social sciences (concentrating on social machines and web observatories), digital humanities (computational musicology) and previously bioinformatics, chemistry, environmental science and social statistics. 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. He is closely involved in The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, a member of the Cyber Security Centre and collaborates in Oxford's WSTNet laboratory with the Oxford Internet Institute.
David was closely involved in the UK e-Science programme and held a national role from 2009-2013 as the UK National Strategic Director for Digital Social Research. He 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, a partner in the UK Software Sustainability Institute and on the editorial board for IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. 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.
David is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, a Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College and a member of the Wolfson College Digital Research Cluster.
Blog: e-Research blog on Nature Networks. Selected posts:
- Pages of History (the end of the article!)
- Long Tail Research and the Rise of Social Machines
- More Rs than Pirates (reproducibility)
|Claros - CLassical Art Research Online Services||Digital Humanities @ Oxford||Digital Social Researchprogramme|
|e-Research South regional consortium||e-Stat quantitative Digital Social Research node||myExperiment social web site for sharing workflows|
|NeuroHub information environment for Neuroscientists||SALAMI Structural Analysis of Large Amounts of Music Information||The Software Sustainability Institute|
|Ubhave Ubiquitous and social computing for positive behaviour change||Wolfson College Digital Research Cluster||Wf4Ever - Workflow Forever|
Recent talks (many available on SlideShare)
- Big Data meets Big Social: Social Machines and the Semantic Web Invited talk at CrowdSem 2013 workshop, International Semantic Web Conference ISWC 2013, Sydney, 21st October 2013 PowerPoint SlideShare
- Digital Research 2013 Data Science Panel Introduction St Anne’s College, Oxford, 10th September 2013 PowerPointSlideshare
- What’s so different about Arts and Humanities data? Research Data Management in the arts and humanities, St Anne’s College, Oxford, 3rd September 2013 PowerPoint
- New Forms of Data and Scientific Research 59th World Statistics Congress, 28 August 2013, Hong KongPowerPoint Slideshare
- Towards Computational Research Objects DPRMA 2013, 25 July 2013, Indianapolis PowerPoint Slideshare
- Social Machines of Science and Scholarship JCDL 2013, 25 July 2013, Indianapolis PowerPoint Slideshare
- Scholarly Social Machines DH@Ox Summer School 2013, 10 July 2012, Oxford Slideshare
- Social Machines Second Open Global Systems Science Conference, 11 June 2013, Brussels, Belgium Slideshare
- Web Scale Music Analysis: A grand challenge in computational musicology - keynote at International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS2013), 5 June 2013, Barcelona. PowerPoint
- 2066 and all that. Keynote from Joint ORCID - Dryad Symposium on Research Attribution, St Anne's College Oxford, 23 May 2013 SlideShare
- Observing Social Machines Part 1: What to Observe? SOCM workshop, WWW2013, May 2013. Slideshare
- Social Machines of Science, Infosys, Bangalore, April 2013. PowerPoint
- Building Web Observatories, Web Observatory Workshop, Bangalore, Apri 2013. PowerPoint
- Advances in Digital Scholarship, AHRC Digital Transformations Moot, November 2010. SlideShare
- myExperiment and the Rise of Social Machines, hubbub2012, Indianapolis, September 2012. SlideShare
- SOCIAM - The Theory and Practice of Social Machines, e-Science Roundtable at GSLIS, University of Illionois at Urbana-Champaign, June 2012. PowerPoint
- Research on the Web: The Rise of New Digital Scholarship, Keynote at WEBIST 2012, Porto, April 2012. PowerPoint, PDF
- Towards Web-Scale Analysis of Musical Structure, Music and Linked Data Workshop, London, May 2011. SlideShare
- The Evolution of e-Research: Machines, Methods and Music, Inaugural lecture at Oxford e-Research Centre, Thursday October 28, 2010. PowerPoint, SlideShare.
- David De Roure. 2013. "New Forms of Data and Scientific Research", 59th World Statistics Congress, Hong Kong, August 2013. (preprint)
- David De Roure. 2013. "Towards Computational Research Objects". In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Digital Preservation of Research Methods and Artefacts (DPRMA '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 16-19. DOI=10.1145/2499583.2499590 (temporary pdf)
- David De Roure, Clare Hooper, Megan Meredith-Lobay, Kevin Page, Ségolène Tarte, Don Cruickshank, and Catherine De Roure. "Observing social machines part 1: what to observe?". 1st International Web Observatory Workshop (WOW2013), in Proceedings of the 22nd international conference on World Wide Web companion (WWW '13 Companion), May 2013 (preprint)
- Thanassis Tiropanis, Wendy Hall, Nigel Shadbolt, David De Roure, Noshir Contractor, Jim Hendler, "The Web Science Observatory", IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 100-104, March-April 2013, doi:10.1109/MIS.2013.50 (preprint)
- Jun Zhao, Jose Manuel Gomez-Perezy, Khalid Belhajjame, Graham Klyne, Esteban Garcia-Cuestay, Aleix Garridoy, Kristina Hettne, Marco Roos, David De Roure, Carole Goble, "Why Workflows Break - Understanding and Combating Decay in Taverna Workflows", eScience 2012, Chicago, October 2012 (preprint).
- Kevin R. Page, Ben Fields, David De Roure, Tim Crawford, J. Stephen Downie, "Reuse, Remix, Repeat: The Workflows of MIR", MIRrors session at the 13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2012) Porto, Portugal, October 8th-12th, 2012 (available online)
- Weal, Mark J., Michaelides, Danius T., Page, Kevin R., De Roure, David C., Monger, Eloise and Gobbi, Mary. "Semantic annotation of ubiquitous learning environments", Semantic Technologies for Learning and Teaching Support in Higher Education IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 5, (2), 143-156 (preprint)
- Khalid Belhajjame, Oscar Corcho, Daniel Garijo, Jun Zhao, Paolo Missier, David Newman, Raul Palma, Sean Bechhofer, Esteban Garc Cuesta, Jose Manuel Gomez-Perez, Graham Klyne, Kevin Page, Marco, Roos, Jose Enrique Ruiz, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro, David De Roure and Carole A. Goble, "Workflow-Centric Research Objects: First Class Citizens in Scholarly Discourse", SePublica2012 at ESWC2012, Greece, May 2012. (preprint)
- David De Roure, "The Clouds and Beyond", Government Gazette, February 2012, ISSN 2042-4167, p.57 (preprint)
- Jinhui Yao, Wei Tan, Surya Nepal, Shiping Chen, Jia Zhang, David De Roure and Carole Goble, "ReputationNet: a Reputation Engine to Enhance ServiceMap by Recommending Trusted Services". Accepted for IEEE SCC2012, June 2012. (preprint)
- Khalid Belhajjame, David De Roure and Carole Goble. "Research Object Management: Opportunities and Challenges". Data Intensive Collaboration in Science and Engineering (DISCOSE) workshop, collocated with ACM CSCW 2012 (preprint)
- Carole Goble, David De Roure and Sean Bechhofer. "Accelerating Scientists’ Knowledge Turns." Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (Revised Selected Papers of Third International Joint Conference, IC3K 2011, Paris, France, October 26-29, 2011, editors: Ana Fred, Jan L. G. Dietz, Kecheng Liu, Joaquim Filipe). Communications in Computer and Information Science, Volume 348. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. 3-25. 8 June 2013. doi 10.1007/978-3-642-37186-8_1 (preprint).
- David De Roure, Kevin R. Page, Benjamin Fields, Tim Crawford, J. Stephen Downie and Ichiro Fujinaga, "An e-Research Approach to Web-Scale Music Analysis", Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 28 August 2011 vol. 369 no. 1949 3300-3317 doi: 10.1098/rsta.2011.0171 (preprint / publisher).
- Alasdair J. G. Gray, Raul Garcia-Castro, Kostis Kyzirakos, Manos Karpathiotakis, Jean-Paul Calbimonte, Kevin R. Page, Jason Sadler, Alex Frazer, Ixent Galpin, Alvaro A. A. Fernandes, Norman W. Paton, Óscar Corcho, Manolis Koubarakis, David De Roure, Kirk Martinez, Asunción Gómez-Pérez: A Semantically Enabled Service Architecture for Mashups over Streaming and Stored Data. ESWC (2) 2011: 300-314 (preprint).
- Kevin R. Page, David C. De Roure and Kirk Martinez "REST and Linked Data: a match made for domain driven development?" in 2nd International Workshop on RESTful Design (WS-REST 2011) held in conjunction with 20th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2011), Hyderabad, India, March 2011. doi: 10.1145/1967428.1967435 (preprint)
- Ben Fields, Kevin Page, David De Roure and Tim Crawford (2011) "The Segment Ontology: Bridging Music-Generic and Domain-Specific" in 3rd International Workshop on Advances in Music Information Research (AdMIRe 2011) held in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), Barcelona, Spain, July 2011. (preprint)
- David De Roure (2011) "Machines, Methods and Music: On the Evolution of e-Research", International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (invited paper), July 2011.(preprint)
- Sean Bechhofer, Iain Buchan, David De Roure, Paolo Missier, John Ainsworth, Jiten Bhagat, Philip Couch, Don Cruickshank, Mark Delderfield, Ian Dunlop, Matthew Gamble, Danius Michaelides, Stuart Owen, David Newman, Shoaib Sufi, Carole Goble, Why linked data is not enough for scientists, Future Generation Computer Systems (preprint)
- Wei Tan, Jia Zhang, Ravi Madduri, Ian Foster, David De Roure and Carole Goble (2011) "ServiceMap: Providing Map and GPS Assistance to Service Composition in Bioinformatics", IEEE International Conference on Services Computing 2011. (preprint)
- Vasa Curcin, Paolo Missier and David De Roure (2011), "Simulating Taverna workflows using stochastic process algebras". Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. doi: 10.1002/cpe.1757 (preprint / publisher)
- Jordan Bennett Louis Smith, John Ashley Burgoyne, Ichiro Fujinaga, David De Roure and J. Stephen Downie (2011) "Design and creation of a large-scale database of structural annotations" to appear in 12th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2011).
- David De Roure, Khalid Belhajjam, Paolo Missier, José Manuel Gómez-Pérez, Raúl Palma, José Enrique Ruiz, Kristina Hettne, Marco Roos, Graham Klyne, Carole Goble (2011). "Towards the Preservation of Scientific Workflows". Accepted for 8th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2011). (pdf)
- David De Roure, Sean Bechhofer, Carole Goble and David Newman (2011), "Scientific Social Objects". Accepted for 1st International Workshop on Social Object Networks (SocialObjects 2011). (pdf)
David was a founding member of the Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia group in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at University of Southampton before joining Oxford in July 2010. His Southampton papers can be found here.
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A Tribute to Prof DW Barron (1935 - 2012)
In his Inaugural Lecture at University of Southampton in 1971, Professor of Computation David W Barron(DWB) described himself as "only a second-generation computer man", because those who taught him were the ones who had invented computers - he had worked in Cambridge with Maurice Wilkes, David Wheeler and Christopher Strachey. I guess that means the very many students who had the privilege of being taught by DWB are the third generation. And some of those (like yours truly) taught others who now teach, so we must be up to five or six now...
In 1963 DWB and colleagues published "The Main Features of CPL". This was a key member of the rock family tree of programming languages: it led to BCPL, and then B, and then C... one of the most widely used programming languages of all time. DWB's books have also influenced generations, especiallyRecursive Techniques in Programming published in 1968 (and then again, and again, ...)
My first lecture on my first day at University of Southampton in 1981 was given by DWB. Three years later he took me, a scientist, as a PhD student. I served my unix apprenticeship as we upgraded the PDP11/34 to V7M. Later we were to teach "CM300 Programming Language Design" together for several years.
What I learned then I use to this day. My unix skills and thinking are as useful as ever (granted, my Mac is a bit more portable than the PDP!), my day-to-day research depends on the same scripting skills. And I hope I understand something about how to teach the next generation, perhaps even in DWB's distinctively extempore style.
In fact we have to ask whether the world has really changed that much! DWB's 1971 talk discussed computer science versus computer applications, a debate that persists to this day. It emphasised symbol-manipulation as well as number-crunching, the potential to do new things rather than just familiar things faster, and it talked about the importance of computing for arts-based students. All familiar. It also explained the case for the university to invest in a computer (citing £350k capital equipment and £100k running costs - even that sounds familiar today!)
The answer, I would suggest, is that there has been truly massive change, but that the groundwork of of generations 1 and 2 was really pretty amazing and so was DWB's forward-thinking. They literally defined the field.
I'll give DWB the final word, from 1971:
We are only witnessing the beginning of the changes in Society that the wide-scale use of computers will bring. The changes are not going to be comfortable, but it is the job of those of us in the University to ensure, by education and research, that they are not catastrophic. That is why I am in the game. And, to be honest, it is great fun too.
It's down to us now!
DDeR (only a third-generation computer man)