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Research Data Management 2012: Speaker Profiles

Sallie Ann Keller

Photo of Sallie Ann KellerDr. Keller is the Vice-President, Academic & Provost at the University of Waterloo.

Previous appointments include director of the Science and Technology Policy Institute, chartered by the Congress of the United States of America,  and the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering and Professor of Statistics at Rice University. Her other appointments include head of the Statistical Sciences group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Statistics at Kansas State University, and statistics program director at the National Science Foundation.

Her areas of research are uncertainty quantification, computational and graphical statistics and related software and modeling techniques, and data access and confidentiality.

K. Mark Haslett

Mark HaslettMark Haslett has been University Librarian at the University of Waterloo since 2003. He is a member of various external associations and committees, including the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) E-Research Working Group.




Chad Gaffeild

Photo of Chad GaffieldChad Gaffield, one of Canada’s foremost historians, was appointed president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) in September 2006. His appointment followed a 20-year career at the University of Ottawa, during which he held a University Research Chair and various other positions, including founding director of the Institute of Canadian Studies. Gaffield is a former president of the Canadian Historical Association and the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. He has won many awards for his teaching, research and innovations related to computer-based, interdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration

Warwick F. Vincent

Photo of Warwick VincentProfessor Warwick Vincent is known internationally for his research on aquatic ecosystems including lakes, rivers and coastal waters, and their responses to environmental change. He presently holds the Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Ecosystem Studies in the Département de biologie at Laval University and he is Scientific Director of the Centre for Northern Studies (Centre d'études nordiques: CEN), an interuniversity centre of excellence for northern research and training.

He was inaugural president of Canada’s National Antarctic Committee, a founding member of the Network of Centres of Excellence ArcticNet, and is currently vice-president of the Terrestrial Working Group of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC).