Rossella Aversa

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25 Feb 2022

Rossella Aversa

I got a Ph.D. in Astrophysics at the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA-ISAS) in Trieste (Italy) in 2015. In the same town, I finalized my studies with a Master in High Performance Computing (MHPC) in 2016, and I worked as a postdoc at the National Council of Research - Istituto di Officina dei Materiali (CNR-IOM) for three years, acquiring experience in machine learning techniques applied to nanoscience and in research data management. I currently work in the Data Exploitation Methods group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Steinbuch Centre for Computing (KIT - SCC) in Karlsruhe (Germany). I coordinate the Metadata Management activities in the Nanoscience Foundries and Fine Analysis Europe Pilot (NEP) and in the Joint Lab "Integrated Model and Data Driven Materials Characterization" (MDMC) of the Helmholtz Association.


What is your history with the RDA and what impact has it had on you?

I've been member of RDA since 2018. I found an exciting multicultural and multidisciplinary community of people with different background and roles, all with something in common: the high attention to data curation and the will to go toward a global, open data-driven research.


What do you feel you bring to the TAB and what is your experience so far in being a member?

My feeling is that the TAB can significantly benefit from the synergies and the collaborations that I am developing inside and outside RDA, as well as from my skills and strategies which are progressively contributing to timely and effective decision making. This will hopefully motivate the active participation and improve the cooperation of the members even more.