Biography

Professor Carole Goble CBE FREng FBCS CITP is Professor of Computer Science at The University of Manchester, UK. Over the past 25 years she has pursued research interests in the acceleration of scientific innovation through: distributed computing, workflows and automation; knowledge management and the Semantic Web; social, virtual environments; software engineering for scientific software; and new models of scholarship for data-intensive science. Since 2001 she has directed a large, mixed team of researchers, computational scientists and software engineers that specialise in e-Science. She is responsible for many widely used open source e-Science software and she has been a strong advocate for putting software innovations into real practice. She co-founded the UK’s Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute and the Software Sustainability Institute UK.

She is leading activities in European e-Infrastructure for Life Sciences including Acting Head of the UK’s ELIXIR Node and representing the UK on the ELIXIR board; she is WG leader for data/model management of ESFRI ISBE - Infrastructure Systems Biology Europe; and serves as a Council representative on the BBSRC Exploiting New Ways of Working SAP. In 2008 she was awarded the Microsoft Jim Gray e-Science award for contributions to e-Science. Carole received a CBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours 2014 for Services to Science.


Research Interests

Distributed computing, workflows and automation; knowledge management and the Semantic Web; social, virtual environments; software engineering for scientific software; and new models of scholarship for data-intensive science.