Yang Cao is a postdoctoral scholar with DataONE under the mentorship of Prof. Bertram Ludäscher as part of the Provenance working group and DataONE development team. She has strong interest in scientific workflow and will develop advanced provenance capabilities with the team. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carleton University 2012. Her research interests include XML and XPath techniques, distributed systems, cloud deployment, performance analysis of distributed software systems, and software engineering methodologies.
Xixi Luo is working with the Tetherless World Constellation on the DataONE project under the mentorship of Prof. McGuinness . She was a visiting PhD student at TWC from 2007 to 2009. She received her PhD in 2011 from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Beihang University, China. As a DataONE postdoctoral fellow, she researches the specification, adoption, and implementation of semantic technologies that will enable DataONE to achieve its data discovery and integration objectives. Her research interests include ontology reuse, reputation mechanisms, and Linked Data.
Heather Soyka is a postdoctoral scholar with DataONE, working with Dr. Amber Budden and the Community Engagement and Outreach (CEO) Working Group. She is working on creating and improving materials, resources, and opportunities for data management education and outreach. She completed her PhD at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences in 2015. Her current research interests include: data reuse and knowledge transfer within professional communities of practice, ethically responsive data stewardship, and strategies for building sustainable projects and materials for research data management education.