Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers at NZ eResearch Symposium 2012:

Dr. Cameron Neylon

Cameron Neylon



Cameron Neylon is a biophysicist who has always worked in interdisciplinary areas and is an advocate of open research practice and improved data management.

He currently works as Advocacy Director at the Public Library of Science.

Along with his work in structural biology and biophysics his research and writing focuses on the interface of web technology with science and the successful (and unsuccessful) application of generic and specially designed tools in the academic research environment.

He is a co-author of the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science and writes regularly on the social, technical, and policy issues of open research at his blog, Science in the Open.


Science in the Open

Sayeed Choudhury

Sayeed Choudhury






G. Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University.

He is also the Director of Operations for the Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) based at Johns Hopkins.

He is a member of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information, the ICPSR Council, DuraSpace Board, and a Senior Presidential Fellow with the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Previously, he was a member of the Digital Library Federation advisory committee and Library of Congress' National Digital Stewardship Alliance Coordinating Committee.

He has been a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins and a Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He is the recipient of the 2012 OCLC/LITA Kilgour Award.


Digital Research and Curation Center
Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science

Simon Burrows

Cameron Neylon






Simon Burrows has lectured in History at Universities of Waikato (1993-2000) and Leeds, where he is currently Professor of Modern European History. In January 2013 he is taking up a professorship at the University of Western Sydney.

Simon's work focuses on French-language publishing, politics and propaganda between 1750 and 1820. Originally a historian of print journalism, his recent work has concentrated on pamphleteering and the international book trade. His AHRC-funded database of the 'French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe', about which he will be speaking, is due to be published within the Comparative History of Print projects's web presence in May 2012.

Professor Burrows is the author of French Exile Journalism and European Politics, 1792-1814 (2000); Blackmail, Scandal and Revolution: London's French Libellistes, 1759-1792 (2006) and A King's Ransom: the Life of Charles Théveneau de Morande (2010).

He is co-editor of collections on Press, Politics and the Public Sphere (2002), The Chevalier d'Eon (2010) and Cultural Transfers (2010) and has published more than 20 essays in books and academic journals.


Centre for the Comparative History of Print

Nicole Coleman

Catherine Nicole Coleman



Nicole Coleman is  of the Research Lab at the Stanford Humanities Center at Stanford University.

The Research Lab is currently home to Mapping the Republic of Letters, an interdisciplinary, international research collaboration. Mapping is a collection of ten case studies with five faculty leads, engaging 15+ graduate students in laboratory based research methods in the humanities.

Nicole is co-investigator and technical lead on the project, which was awarded a Stanford Presidential Fund for Innovation in the Humanities grant; the Digging Into Data grant funded by NEH, NSF, and JISC; and a number of smaller grants to support graduate and undergraduate research.

Nicole is also member and co-manager of the Academic Technology Specialist (ATS) Program within the Stanford University Library. This unique program places individuals with technical and domain expertise within departments and centers on campus to collaborate with faculty on innovations in technology-intensive research methods and pedagogy.


Stanford Humanities Center
The monthly blog of the Academic Technology Specialist Program