RDA Funders Plenary 5 Panel

 
 
 
Dr Robert Chadduck, US National Science Foundation
Panel Chair
 
Dr Robert Chadduck  is Program Director at the US National Science Foundation. His program responsibilities include Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) and  High Performance Computing System Acquisition: Continuing the Building of a More Inclusive Computing Environment for Science and Engineering.
Prior to that he was the Principal Technologist and Director (Acting) of the National Archives Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies, also known as (“NCAST”), he served as a systems analyst contributing to numerical models and database applications supporting U.S. Navy military and civilian force planning. Chadduck holds two Masters of Science degrees from the George Mason University – the first in Environmental Biology, and the second in Information Systems from the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering.
 
 
Josh Greenberg, Sloan Foundation
 
Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Greenberg was the New York Public Library's first Director of Digital Strategy and Scholarship, where he developed and led a digital strategy centered on building online visitors and deepening engagement through access to collections both on Library websites and third-party platforms and increased exposure to staff expertise via blogs and other social media.
He is an active member of the broader digital library and digital humanities communities, serving on a number of advisory boards and program committees, and maintains active research and teaching interests in the history and sociology of information technology, the dynamics of public engagement with expert knowledge, and the methodological implications of new digital technologies for research. He has broad experience and understanding of the content and research needs of traditional scholarly communities as well as digitally-networked services and tools to support myriad forms of public engagement and participation.
 
 
Daniel Spichtinger, EC DG Research
 
Daniel obtained a joint "Magister" (Mag.phil) degree from the University of Vienna (Austria) in English, Communication Science and History (2000), writing his thesis about the global spread of English. He also obtained a Master of Arts in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Bath (UK, 2002), where he first encountered European research policy and tackled the issue of involving civil society in FP6.
Since 2012 Daniel Spichtinger is employed by the European Commission as a project and policy officer for open access to scientific peer-reviewed publications and research data. In this capacity he contributes to the development of open access policy in Horizon 2020, and the European Research Area (ERA), including for instance the design and implementation of the Open Access to Research Data Pilot in Horizon 2020.In this capacity he is interacting with all relevant external stakeholders, providing presentations and trainings as well as managing projects in this area.
 

Dr. Yasuhiro Murayama, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

Dr. Yasuhiro Murayama is the Director of Integrated Science Data System Research Laboratory of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan, ex officio of ICSU-WDS Scientific Committee. In 1999-2006 he took a lead of Japan group of US-Japan joint program of Arctic middle-upper atmosphere observations in Alaska. He was appointed as a visiting professor at Research Institute of Sustainable Humanosphere of Kyoto University in 2013, and also as a Board member of Japan Geoscience Union since 2014. He was awarded by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2007. Dr. Murayama received his Ph.D. from Kyoto University in 1993.

 
 
Jennie Larkin is a Health Scientist Administrator with the Bioengineering and Genomic Applications Scientific Review Group (SRG) in the Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (an acronym-rich environment).
Prior to her work at NHLBI, Dr. Larkin was a staff scientist at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) in Rockville, Maryland, working with Dr. John Quackenbush. Prior to that, Dr. Larkin was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley. At Cal, Dr. Larkin worked with Dr. Irving Zucker, performing research in the field of circadian rhythms, melatonin and torpor. Dr. Larkin received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University in 1996, studying in the laboratory of Dr. H. Craig Heller. She received a M.S. degree in Zoology from University of Washington in 1991. She received her B.A. degree, cum laude with Honors in Biology, from Wellesley College in 1987.