Courtney Soderberg is the Statistical and Methodological Consultant at the Center for Open Science and heads up their training programs for reproducible research methods. She has a Ph.D. in Experimental Social Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology from UC Davis.
Mark Wilkinson is the BBVA Foundation Chair of Biological Informatics and Isaac Peral Distinguished Researcher at the Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics, Technical University of Madrid, and Adjunct Professor of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia. His research over the past decade has focused on the problem of enabling bio/medical researchers to accurately and reproducibly execute their own “big data” manipulation and analysis. Much of this work has involved the application of “semantics” to both scientific data and the analytical services that operate on them. He was founder of the BioMoby Semantic Web Service interoperability framework which, and more recently created SADI – a set of design practices that enhance interoperability between tools on the Web – and SHARE, a novel query resolver that combines a workflow engine with a logical reasoner to dynamically generate, and execute, a data retrieval and analysis workflow in response to questions posed by the user. His work on supporting multi-lingual end-user query construction in SHARE won first prize for “Best Demonstration of Semantic Technology” at the Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences 2010 meeting in Berlin. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biomedical Semantics, and is an invited expert for the W3C’s Semantic Web in Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group.