Demos speakers


André Vieira

André Vieira is member of Open Access projects team in the Documentation Services at the University of Minho as Information Professional, being involved in EU-H2020 projects OpenAIRE-Advance, OpenAIRE-Connect and FAIRsFAIR. Have a degree in Sciences and Technologies of Documentation and Information at Polytechnic Institute of Porto, a master degree in Information Science at University of Porto, and a PhD degree in Business Economics at the University of Rey Juan Carlos. Have been developed their professional activity as librarian at IPAM – The Marketing School (2009-2018), editorial coordinator of Portuguese Marketing Journal (2012-2018), research assistant from IPAM Lab – Research Unit in Marketing (2017-2018) and member of organizational committees of several international scientific conferences.

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Alessia Bardi

Alessia Bardi

Alessia Bardi is a researcher at the Institute of Information Science and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTI-CNR). She completed her PhD in Information Engineering at the Engineering Ph.D. School "Leonardo da Vinci" of the University of Pisa in 2016. She has been involved in several EC funded projects for the realisation and operation of aggregative data infrastructures for research communities in the Humanities and Studies of the past (e.g. HOPE - Heritage of the People's Europe, PARTHENOS, Ariadne+) and in support of Open Access and Open Science (e.g. OpenAIRE, OpenUP). Her research interests include service-oriented architectures, data and metadata interoperability and data infrastructures for e-science and scholarly communication.

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Claudio Atzori

Claudio Atzori

Claudio Atzori received his MSc in "Information Technology" in 2009 at the University of Cagliari and completed his Ph.D. at the Information Engineering at the Engineering School "Leonardo da Vinci" of the University of Pisa in 2016. He works as research staff in the InfraScience research group, part of the Multimedia Networked Information System Laboratory (NeMIS), at the "Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione" at CNR in Pisa, Italy. He works on the realization of aggregative data infrastructures for e-science and scholarly communication. He has also participated in the EC funded R&D projects: DRIVER-II, EFG, EFG1914, HOPE, EAGLE, OpenAIRE, OpenAIRE-Plus, OpenAIRE2020, OpenAIRE-Advance, OpenAIRE-Connect, Data4Impact.

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David Suter

David Suter

David Suter is one of the co-founders at Materials Zone, a distributed research platform for scientific data and AI modeling. In charge of user experiences, he's tasked with automated bespoke interaction design for materials research. A creative technologist, with a BAs in design and technology, his passion for researching usability is defined by data-centric design understanding what logic is best suited and can be served for scientists and researchers to promote positive peer review experiences. He's committed to Materials Zone mission of creating synergistic relationships through the upcycling of data and usage of artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning (ML) tools for materials discovery.

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Elli Papadopoulou

Elli Papadopoulou

Librarian and Information Systems specialist at the Institute for the Management of Information Systems Athena Research Center, Greece.
OpenAIRE NOADs coordinator for Greece and RDA Europe Greek Node manager. Also involved in the Greek Project "HELIX" concerning the development of the Greek Digital Infrastructure for Research. Active member of several RDA Groups, particularly promoting the work of the Early Career Engagement Interest Group (IG) as one of the co-chairs.
Open Science and data enthusiast and advocate. Research interests are focused on Open Access, Open Science, FAIR Research Data Management, Digital Preservation and Citizen Science.Forthcoming: Engaging Researchers with Data Management: The CookbookTop 10 FAIR Data & Software Things: Guide for Nanotechnology.

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Frank Manista

Frank Manista

As the European open science manager, I engage with teams at Jisc who participate in EU-wide projects, such as OpenAIRE, EOSC, and Knowledge Exchange. I help to ensure that the different engagements are aware of one another to promote Jisc’s work outside of the UK, but also to ensure that global initiatives are aware of Jisc’s services, particularly around open access.

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Georgios Kakaletris

Georgios Kakaletris

Georgios Kakaletris (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), is a senior software architect and researcher with more than 25 years of experience in commercial and research projects with roles that spanned from s/w engineer and researcher to workpackage and technical leader. He is graduate of the Department of Physics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science. He has worked for major Greek companies and during the later years as Chief Research and Innovation Officer for CITE S.A. where he has led the design and implementation of several large scale applications for various sectors such as finance, human resource management, infrastructure management, culture etc
Presently he collaborates with major academic and research institutes, including Athena Research and Innovation Center and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since early 2000 he has been engaged in several research projects holding key positions (scientific responsible, sector manager, workpackage leader, task leader) in fields such as Geospatial data management and visualization (mGuide, EarthServer 1 & 2, BlueBRIDGE etc) distributed processing (DILIGENT, ESA-NASA Hubble Space Telescope Catalogue of Variables and several others), metadata federation / information retrieval (DILIGENT, DRIVER, D4Science I & II, iMarine). His main scientific interests cover the areas of distributed processing, information retrieval, cloud computing, query/workflow optimisation and interoperability. He has published a number of articles in journals and conferences (IEEE, ACM, etc).

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Ignasi Labastida

Ignasi Labastida

Dr Ignasi Labastida is working as the Head of the Research Unit at the University of Barcelona's Learning and Research Resources Centre (CRAI) where he also leads the Office for the Dissemination of Knowledge. He is currently chairing the Board of SPARC Europe and he is a member of the Steering Committee of the Info and Open Access Policy Group at the LERU (League of European Research Universities). He is the co-author of the LERU Roadmap for Research Data and the LERU Roadmap on Open Science.

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João Pina

João Pina

João Pina is a computing researcher at the Portuguese Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics (LIP). He holds a PhD in Physics were he worked at CERN in the ATLAS detector Hadronic Calorimeter. In 2011 he joined the LIP advanced computing group were he holds a researcher position. He participated in several European projects related with distributed computing. Presently he is the NGI International Liaison for Portugal in the EGI e-infrastructure federation, he is the Regional Contact Point for the Iberian federation and leader of the EGI cloud middleware quality assurance group. In the EOSC-hub H2020 project he coordinates software release and configuration management.

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João Rocha da Silva

João Rocha da Silva

I hold a PhD in Informatics Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, where I also lecture subjects on Databases, Web Development and Semantic Web. My research covers research data management, working on FEUP's InfoLab building Dendro, a solution to help researchers describe and share their datasets in a clear and reusable way. I am also a self-taught mechanic on my spare time... and I love Toyota classic cars!

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Leonard Mack

Leonard Mack

Leonard Mack is an R&D scientist and project manager at the Fraunhofer FOKUS Institute and Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin. He coordinates the development of the Weizenbaum Institute’s research data infrastructure and also leads the strategic evolution of the Piveau data management tools, developed by the Fraunhofer FOKUS Institute. Previously, Leonard worked on (open) data and open science projects, including EOSC and OpenAIRE, at Jisc, the Open Data Institute, and Nesta. Leonard enjoys criss-crossing disciplines, having studied political science, law and computational social science at the universities of Oxford and Trier.

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Lucas Verney

Lucas Verney

Lucas holds a PhD in Quantum Physics. He is now actively contributing to the Dissemin platform, providing his experience on developing open source projects and his expertise in bibliographic management systems, in order to enhance its usability, reliability and feature portfolio.

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Manolis Terrovitis

Manolis Terrovitis

Dr. Manolis Terrovitis is a Researcher at the Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI) of Research Center Athena ,and President of the Hellenic Accreditation System (www.esyd.gr). His research work includes big data analytics, data privacy and anonymization methods.
He is leading the development of Amnesia and he is serving as DPO in two health consortiums for precision medicine. Google Scholar reports 1800 citations to his work, which includes publications to some of the most prestigious venues in data management (VLDB, VLDBJ, TKDE etc).

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Mario Scrocca

Mario Scrocca

Mario is a Researcher at Cefriel in the Knowledge Technologies group. His research is focused on Semantic Interoperability and Human Computation. He holds a MSc in computer science engineering from Politecnico di Milano where he specialised on interactive applications and artificial intelligence.

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Nancy Pontika

Nancy Pontika

Nancy Pontika holds a PhD in Open Access from the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College, Boston, MA, USA. Her main areas of interests are Open Access, Open Science and Responsible Research and Innovation. She advocates for pure Open Access, machine access to open access outputs and the promotion of Open Science for the advancement of research. Currently, she is an Open Access Aggregation Officer in CORE, while in the past she worked for the Repositories Support Project (RSP) and as a repository manager at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has been involved in five European projects, FOSTER and FOSTER Plus, OpenMinTeD, FIT4RRI and ON-MERRIT. She serves as an Editor at the Open Access Directory and tags for the Open Access Tracking Project.

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Paula Moura

Paula Moura

Since October 2017, Paula Moura integrates the Open Access Projects team, in the Documentation Service, at the University of Minho. Between 2002 and 2017 she was an information professional at the Transport and Communications Museum. In 1996 she finished her degree in History (scientific branch) at the University Portucalense. Between 2001-2006 she attended post-graduate studies in Library and Information Science - libraries and documentation centers (2001-2003) and, in archive and record and management (2003-2006), in the same university. In October 2009 she completed a Master's Degree in Information Management at the University of Aveiro, developing the master dissertation in Information Management in cultural organizations, using digital environment to aggregate and access information. At the moment she’s attending a Master in Information Systems at the University of Minho.

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Pedro Príncipe

Pedro Príncipe

Pedro Príncipe is Head of Division at University of Minho Documentation Services. Coordinates the Open Science Projects Office: OpenAIRE Advance, FOSTERPlus, FIT4RRI, FAIRsFAIR and RCAAP projects. In OpenAIRE Advance project he is working as support and training manager and Dashboard for Content Providers product manager, and is participating in the guidelines team and other technical tasks, as the usage statistics and the funder information services. He also had participation in several FP7 projects related with Open Access and repositories: NECOBELAC, OpenAIRE2020, OpenAIRE-connect, MedOANET, OpenAIREplus, and PASTEUR4OA. Graduated in New Communication Technologies and with training in information science and documentation, he previously worked during ten years as librarian and web content manager at University of Aveiro. He has been involved in COAR Working Group on Repository Interoperability, and acting as member of the COAR Controlled Vocabularies Editorial Board. He was member of the National Executive Council of the Portuguese Association of Librarians, Archivists and documentalists (BAD) from 2011 to 2016 and in BAD is also Coordinator of the Academic Libraries working Group since 2014. He was recently appointed by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education to integrate the national working group on Portuguese Open Science Policy. Pedro Principe is also the chair of the Portuguese RDM Forum, annual event organized since 2016 to promote RDM strategies services in Portugal.

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Rachael Ainsworth

Rachael Ainsworth

Dr. Rachael Ainsworth is a Research Associate in Radio Astronomy and Open Science Champion at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester, UK. She is passionate about openness, transparency, reproducibility, wellbeing and inclusion in STEM, and recently delivered a TEDx talk (https://youtu.be/c-bemNZ-IqA) on how openness can help fix a broken research culture. She is also a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow, FOSTER Open Science Trainer, Mozilla Open Leader, and established the Manchester women in data community HER+Data MCR.
Website: https://rainsworth.github.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rachaelevelyn

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