David Charles De Roure is a Professor of e-Research at the University of Oxford in South East England and National Strategic Director for e-Social Science for the UK Economic and Social Research Council.
Background and Research
David was closely involved in the UK e-Science programme and is best known for the myExperiment social web site for researchers, the Semantic Grid initiative<ref>Template:Cite journal</ref>, and the UK’s OMII-UK (Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute) for which he chaired the management board from 2007-10. In 2009 he was appointed as the National Strategic Director of e-Social Science by the UK’s 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<ref>Template:Cite journal</ref>, adopting a user-centric methodology <ref>Template:Cite journal</ref> . Prior to e-Science he worked in Distributed Computing, design of Programming Languages, Amorphous computing, Ubiquitous computing and Hypertext.
David De Roure grew up in West Sussex and studied for an undergraduate degree in Mathematics with Physics at the University of Southampton, where he also received his PhD in 1990 initially under the supervision of D.W. Barron. He held a longstanding position in Southampton’s Department of Electronics and Computer Science from its formation in 1986, becoming a full professor in 2000. He moved to the Oxford e-Research Centre <ref>Template:Cite web</ref> in July 2010.