Sharif Islam —

I am the Data Architect for DiSSCo (Distributed System for Scientific Collections) -- a new pan-European research infrastructure project. We are working with European museums and natural science collections to create a data-driven research infrastructure to mobilise, unify and deliver bio - and geo-diversity information. I am working closely together with the international research community to design infrastructure and data services that fit real science needs, and are cutting-edge in the global research infrastructure landscape.

My background is in designing, implementing, and managing various large scale and distributed mission critical systems, services and applications. Over the past few years I have worked with several large scale research data and computing infrastructures in Europe and in the USA. My academic background includes a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and Ph.D. in Sociology. I am also interested in the broader societal and historical aspects of data, software, and algorithm.