David De Roure
|David De Roure|
Photograph of David De Roure by George M. Mood
|Born||David Charles De Roure
3 September 1962
North London, England
Scientific workflow systems
|Institutions||University of Oxford
University of Southampton
|Thesis||A Lisp environment for modelling distributed systems (1990)|
|Doctoral advisor||David W. Barron
|Known for||Significant Contributions to e-Research|
|Notable awards||Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS)|
David Charles De Roure PhD FBCS MIMA CITP is a Professor of e-Research at the University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre (OeRC) and Co-Director of the Institute for the Future of Computing in the Oxford Martin School. From 2009 to 2013 he held the post of National Strategic Director for e-Social Science. He is also a supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford.
De Roure grew up in West Sussex and studied for an undergraduate degree in Mathematics with Physics at the University of Southampton, completing his studies in 1984. He stayed on to do a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1990 initially under the supervision of David W. Barron and Peter Henderson on a Lisp environment for modelling distributed computing.
Research and career
Following an early career in medical electronics at Sonicaid, De Roure held a longstanding position in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton from its formation as a department in 1986, becoming a full professor in 2000. He was Warden of South Stoneham House in the late 80s. He moved to the Oxford e-Research Centre in July 2010. He was closely involved in the UK e-Science programme and is best known for the myExperiment, the Semantic Grid initiative, and the UK's Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute (OMII-UK) for which he chaired the management board from 2007 to 2010. In 2009 he was appointed as the National Strategic Director for e-Social Science by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
His personal research interests include e-Research and Computational musicology and his projects build on Semantic Web, Web 2.0 and Scientific workflow system technologies. A notable contribution to the field of the Semantic Web is his gloss of the common name for the Web Ontology Language, properly 'WOL' and commonly referred to as 'OWL', as deriving from A.A. Milne's character Owl in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. Characteristically his work focuses on the 'long tail' of researchers through adoption of user-centric methodologies. He currently works on Social Machines and Web Observatories. Prior to e-Science he worked in distributed computing, Amorphous computing, Ubiquitous computing and Hypertext with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
De Roure was involved in the organisation of Digital Research 2012 and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Web Semantics, Ubiquity Press, FORCE11 and What's the Score. DeRoure is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Web Science Trust. De Roure has supervised or co-supervised several doctoral students.
- Bandara, Ayomi (2008). Semantic Description and Matching of Services for Pervasive Environments (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Berrington, Neil (2002). A Model for the Coordination of Mobile Processes (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Biggs, Eloise (2009). Changes in hydrological extremes and climate variability in the Severn Uplands (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Blackburn, Steve (2000). Content Based Retrieval and Navigation of Music Using Melodic Pitch Contours (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- de Oliveira Branco, Miguel (2009). Distributed Data Management for Large Scale Applications (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Dale, Jonathan (1997). A Mobile Agent Architecture for Distributed Information Management (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Dialani, Vijay (2005). Adaptive Resource Management in Large Scale Distributed Systems (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Guan, Tao (2008). A System Architecture to Provide Enhanced Grid Access for Mobile Devices (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Ibbotson, John Bryan (2009). A Framework for the Real-Time Analysis of Musical Events (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Jacobo, Jaime Cerda (2010). A Decentralised Graph-Based Framework for Electrical Power Markets (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Michaelides, Danius (1997). Exact Tests via Complete Enumeration: A Distributed Computing Approach (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Middleton, Stuart (2003). Open Hypermedia and Temporal Linking with Audio Streams (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Newman, David R. (2011). The Building and Application of a Semantic Platform for an e-Research Society (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Millard, Ian (2008). Contextually Aware Pervasive Computing: A Semantic Approach (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Page, Kevin R. (2007). Continuous Metadata Flows for Distributed Multimedia (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Revill, John (2007). Self-Organising an Indoor Location System using a Paintable Amorphous Computer (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Ridgeway, Neil (2001). Open Hypermedia and Temporal Linking with Audio Streams (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Sah, Melike (2009). Semantic Linking and Personalization in Context (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Thompson, Mark Kenneth (2005). Hypermedia Link Service Architectures for Pervasive Computing Environments (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- Zhou, Jing (2004). DDLS: Extending Open hypermedia Systems into Peer-to-Peer Environments (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- De Roure, David (1990). A Lisp environment for modelling distributed systems (PhD thesis). University of Southampton.
- http://wam.bcs.org/wam/memberdirectory.aspx?letter=D&grade=CBCS Register of Members, BCS
- Oxford e-research Centre.
- http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/institutes/future_computing Institute for the Future of Computing
- "Dave De Roure — OeRC". Retrieved 2012-06-15.
- De Roure, D.; Hendler, J. A. (2004). "E-Science: The grid and the Semantic Web". IEEE Intelligent Systems. 19: 65. doi:10.1109/MIS.2004.1265888.
- David De Roure's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier. (subscription required)
- "David De Roure, University of Southampton". Archived from the original on 2012-08-23.
- De Roure, D.; Goble, C.; Stevens, R. (2009). "The design and realisation of the myExperiment Virtual Research Environment for social sharing of workflows". Future Generation Computer Systems. 25 (5): 561–567. doi:10.1016/j.future.2008.06.010.
- Roure, D. D.; Goble, C.; Bhagat, J.; Cruickshank, D.; Goderis, A.; Michaelides, D.; Newman, D. (2008). "MyExperiment: Defining the Social Virtual Research Environment": 182–189. doi:10.1109/eScience.2008.86.
- De Roure, D.; Goble, C. (2009). "Software Design for Empowering Scientists". IEEE Software. 26: 88–95. doi:10.1109/MS.2009.22.
- De Roure, D.; Jennings, N. R.; Shadbolt, N. R. (2003). "The Semantic Grid: A Future e-Science Infrastructure". Grid Computing. Wiley Series in Communications Networking & Distributed Systems. p. 437. doi:10.1002/0470867167.ch17. ISBN 0470853190.
- De Roure, D.; Jennings, N. R.; Shadbolt, N. R. (2005). "The Semantic Grid: Past, Present, and Future". Proceedings of the IEEE. 93 (3): 669. doi:10.1109/JPROC.2004.842781.
- List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
- David De Roure's publications indexed by Google Scholar
- David De Roure at DBLP Bibliography Server
- Middleton, S. E.; Shadbolt, N. R.; De Roure, D. C. (2004). "Ontological user profiling in recommender systems". ACM Transactions on Information Systems. 22: 54. doi:10.1145/963770.963773.
- Roure, D. D. (2010). "E-Science and the Web". Computer. 43 (5): 90–90. doi:10.1109/MC.2010.133.
- http://sociam.org/ SOCIAM
- http://www.w3.org/community/webobservatory/ Web Observatories
- Grants Awarded to Dave de Roure by the EPSRC
- UK e-Infrastructure Academic User Community Forum, September 2012