Meet the IDCC20 Speakers

Dr Francine BermanFrancine Berman

Dr Francine Berman is the Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She is a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In 2019, Dr. Berman was elected to be a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Berman was the inaugural recipient (2009) of the ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award for "influential leadership in the design, development, and deployment of national-scale cyberinfrastructure." In 2015, Dr. Berman was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate to become a member of the National Council on the Humanities. elected to be a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Berman's research and leadership have focused on data stewardship, preservation and cyberinfrastructure, particularly with respect to the policy, practice, technical infrastructure, and community agreements needed to ensure the integrity and longevity of the data on which modern research relies. Follow her on twitter @FranBerman .

Her talk will take place on the 18th of February.

Dr Sandra CollinsSandra Collins

Dr Sandra Collins is the Director of the National Library of Ireland. The NLI collects and makes available the recorded memory of Ireland, caring for more than 10 million items, including books, newspapers, manuscripts, ephemera, photographs, websites and digital media. Sandra is originally a mathematician and has worked in digital innovation and cultural heritage over 20 years in the public and private sectors. She was previously the founding Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland in the Royal Irish Academy and a programme manager in Science Foundation Ireland. She cares about culture for everyone, open data, diversity and inclusion, and tweets at @sandricollins .

Her talk will take place on the 19th of February.