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William H. Dutton

William H. Dutton
Role
Director, Professor of Internet Studies, July 2002 - present
Background:
William H. Dutton is Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, Professor of Internet Studies, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He was previously a Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, which he joined in 1980, where he was elected President of the Faculty. In the UK, he was a Fulbright Scholar 1986-87, and was National Director of the UK's Programme on Information and Communication Technologies (PICT) from 1993 to 1996. Among his recent publications on the social aspects of information and communication technologies are Society on the Line (Oxford University Press, 1999), Digital Academe, edited with Brian D. Loader (Routledge, 2003), Social Transformation in the Information Society (Paris: UNESCO for the WSIS Series, 2004), and Transforming Enterprise, edited by Dutton, Brian Kahin, Ramon O'Callaghan and Andrew W. Wyckoff (MIT Press, 2005).

Paul Jeffreys

Paul Jeffreys
Role
Director of ICT (acting) and Director of Oxford e-Research Centre
Professorial Fellow, Keble College.
Background:
Paul Jeffreys is a Professorial Fellow of Keble College and the Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre, a new research unit within the Maths and Physical Sciences and Life Sciences Division at Oxford University. He is also Oxford University’s Director for ICT (acting) and over the last year has run a programme to develop the University's first ever ICT Strategic Plan. The result of these endeavours is available on line: http://www.ict.ox.ac.uk/strategy/. A final round of consultation is now underway.
Research Interests:
Previously his research interests were in the broad field of particle physics, but they are now focused in e-Research. He established e-Research activity in the University, and helped create the new Oxford e-Research Centre (OeRC). A list of e-Research projects is available at: http://www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/activities/e-ResearchProjects.xml A particular focus of activity is coordinating e-Infrastructure and Virtual Research Environment activities.

Anne Trefethen

Anne Trefethen
Role
Dr Anne Trefethen is an Executive Director of the e-Horizons Project.
Background:
Before joining Oxford Anne was Director of the UK e-Science Core Programme, having been the Deputy Director for four years. The Core Programme focussed on the generic issues for e-Science applications and Grid infrastructure through the development of appropriate middleware and infrastructure in collaboration with UK industry.

Anne has worked for almost 20 years in industry and academia with a focus on numerical algorithms and software, computational science and high-performance computing. She was VP for research and development at NAG Ltd, developing a range of scientific, statistical and high performance libraries produced, Associate Director for Scientific Computational Support at the Cornell Theory Center and previously a research scientist at both the Theory Centre and Thinking Machines Corporation.

Marina Jirotka

Marina Jirotka
Roles
University Lecturer in Requirements Engineering; Associate Director of the Oxford eResearch Centre; Director of the Oxford Centre for Requirements and Foundations; Fellow of St Cross College; James Martin Research Fellow, Member of UK eScience Usability Task Force
Research
Practice-driven Requirements; Computer-Supported Collaborative Work; e-Science and e-Social Science, Ethical, Legal , Institutional Dynamics of eSciences, Workplace Studies
Projects
Copyright Ownership of Medical Data in Collaborative Computing Environments; Ethical, Legal, and Institutional Dynamics of Grid-enabled e-Sciences; Integrative Biology Virtual Research Environment;Embedding e-Science Applications: Designing and Managing for Usability.
Background
Dr Marina Jirotka is Director of the Oxford Centre for Requirements and Foundations, Lecturer in Requirements Engineering at Oxford University Computing Laboratory and Fellow of St Cross, Associate Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre (OeRC), and James Martin Research Fellow at the eHorizons Institute. She has degrees in Social Anthropology and Psychology and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. She received her DPhil in Context Driven Requirements Capture from the University of Oxford Computing Laboratory in 2000. Her main areas of research have been developing novel methods and techniques for requirements capture drawn from the social sciences, focussing on workplace studies, practice driven requirements and design elicitation. Her research interests have long been concerned with developing systems that support everyday work and interaction, primarily to bring a richer comprehension of socially-organised work practice into the process of engineering technological systems. She developed the Requirements Engineering module that forms part of the MSc in Software Engineering and the MSc in Computer Science. In recent years her research has focussed on requirements for e-Science applications, particularly e-Health and she has worked on various industrially funded research projects, DTI and ESRC and EPSRC projects. She has been the requirements analyst on flagship e-Science projects such as eDiaMoND and is advisor on requirements methods and techniques for e-Science projects such as Integrative Biology and Virtual Research Environments for Humanities. She is a member of the UK eScience Usability Task Force, Co-Director of the Oxford e-Social Science node that is investigating the Ethical, Legal and Institutional Dynamics of Grid Enabled e-Sciences and is Principal Investigator of the EPSRC project Embedding e-Science Applications: Designing and Managing for Usability.

Ralph Schroeder

Ralph Schroeder
Roles
James Martin Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute.
Teaching
Research
Social Implications of e-Research, Shared Virtual Environments, Sociology of Science and Technology.
Projects
Oxford e-Social Science Project: Ethical, Legal and Institutional Dynamics of Grid-Enabled e-Sciences, PEACH Presence Research in Action, Embedding e-Science Applications: Designing and Managing for Usability.
Background:
Before coming to the OII, Ralph Schroeder was Professor in the School of Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers University in Gothenburg. He completed his Ph.D. at the LSE in 1988. He has written extensively about virtual environments and recently completed a book manuscript 'Rethinking Science, Technology and Social Change'. At the OII he is continuing his research about how people interact in shared virtual environments. He is writing a book on this topic that will link virtual reality technology to other types of computer-mediated communication and new media.

Grace de la Flor

Grace de la Flor
Current role:
D.Phil, Embedding e-Science Applications - Designing and Managing for Usability
Research areas:
e-Science collaboration support, Software design processes, Infrastructure and application usability
Background:
Grace is currently a research student at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory studying the ways in which e-Science can change and improve the working practices of researchers and scientists. Previously, Grace was at the University of Bristol as a Usability Engineer working on a set of diverse projects for the public sector. Her current research will assess how best to design and evaluate e-Science systems in support of the complex ways in which science happens; from 'in silico' experimentation, data sharing and visualization to new knowledge generation.

Matthijs den Besten

Matthijs den Besten
Role:
James Martin Research Fellow at Oxford e-Research Centre; Research Associate at Oxford Internet Institute
Research Interests:
Knowledge Management; Virtual Organizations; Open Source Software
Background:
Matthijs recently returned to Oxford after completing a PhD at Darmstadt University of Technology and after post-docs at the University of Surrey in Guildford and at the University "Pierre et Marie Curie" in Paris. With a first degree in Artificial Intelligence and a second degree in Economic History plus research interests ranging from complex systems to public administration, Matthijs does his best to follow in the footsteps of polymaths like Herbert Simon.

Annamaria Carusi

Annamaria Carusi
Roles
Research Officer, Oxford University Computing Laboratory and Research Associate, Oxford Internet Institute
Research
Philosophy of technology, science and social science; technologically supported learning; computer-supported collaborative work; social studies of science and technology; computing and information ethics.
Projects
Oxford e-Social Science Project: Ethical, Legal and Institutional Dynamics of Grid-Enabled e-Sciences.
Background
e-Learning Research Centre, University of Southampton (2004-2005); Oxford Dept for Continuing Education (2001-2003); Lecturer, University of South Africa (1986-1999); PhD Philosophy, University of Cape Town and University of Natal (1995-2000); BA (Hons) Comparative Literature (Distinction), MA Comparative Literature (Distinction), BA (Hons) Philosophy (Distinction) University of Witwatersrand (1980-1995)
Teaching
Research Skills, Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Programme; MSc Biomedical Engineering; Computers and Society, Oxford Computing Laboratory.
Home Page
http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/work/annamaria.carusi/