Demos speakers


Alessia Bardi

Alessia Bardi

Alessia Bardi received her PhD in Information Technologies at the Information Engineering Department of the University of Pisa. She is a researcher at the Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo" (ISTI), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) of Pisa, Italy. Today she is member of the InfraScience research group, part of the Multimedia Networked Information System Laboratory (NeMIS). She is involved as researcher, WP leader, and Task leader in EC H2020 funded projects among which OpenAIRE2020, PARTHENOS, OpenUP, and OpenAIRE-Connect. Her research interests include service-oriented architecture, data infrastructures for e-science and scholarly communication in Open Science.

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Enol Fernandez

Enol Fernandez

ENOL FERNÁNDEZ is the EGI Cloud architect in charge of defining the EGI Federated Cloud architecture and is responsible for the EGI Cloud Federation innovation programme. He is also responsible for the EGI Notebooks service, which provides a Jupyter environment for researchers on top of EGI federation resources. Previously, since 2004 he has worked in distributed computing projects (CrossGrid, int.eu.grid, EUFORIA, EGEE-III, EMI, EGI-InSPIRE, EGI-Engage) as middleware developer and providing support to user communities at UAB and CSIC. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Universitat Autòmoma de Barcelona.

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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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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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Gergely Sipos

Gergely Sipos

GERGELY SIPOS works as Customer and Technical Outreach Manager at the EGI Foundation, provider of the largest, publicly funded e-infrastructure of the World. He coordinates EGI’s engagement with scientific user communities and with the national e-infrastructures supporting them in tackling big data and compute challenges. Gergely’s responsibilities include outreach and engagement; requirement collection and analysis; software specification, development and testing; training; user support and customer feedback analysis. A key focus is deepening partnership with European Research Infrastructures and institutes from the ESFRI roadmap. Gergely holds PhD in computer science from the University of Miskolc, Hungary.

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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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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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