Speakers

Meghan Byrne

Senior Editor, PLOS

Meghan Byrne - PLOSMeghan (Meg) Byrne is a Senior Editor with PLOS ONE and has been involved with implementing PLOS’s open data policy on the journal. The policy was established in March 2014 and requires authors to make their underlying data publicly available, when at all possible, and to include in their papers a Data Availability Statement describing where the data are located. Before joining PLOS, Meg obtained a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology at UCSF and did postdoctoral research in bacterial cell biology at UC Berkeley.

 

 

Mimi Calter

Deputy University Librarian, Stanford University Libraries

Mimi CalterAs Deputy University Librarian, Mimi coordinates strategic planning efforts within the Stanford Libraries, supports staff development, and manages projects across departments, in addition to advocating for library programs both within the University and in global settings. Mimi has a focus on copyright issues, serving as the libraries’ copyright coordinator.  This means developing library policies related to copyright, but also providing outreach and education across campus.

 

 

 

Noah Diffenbaugh

Kara J Foundation Professor and Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow

Noah DiffenbaughDr. Noah Diffenbaugh is the Kara J Foundation Professor and Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at Stanford University. He studies the climate system, including the processes by which climate change could impact agriculture, water resources, and human health. Dr. Diffenbaugh is currently Editor-in-Chief of the peer-review journal Geophysical Research Letters. He has served as a Lead Author for Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and has provided testimony and scientific expertise to the White House, the Governor of California, and U.S. Congressional offices. Dr. Diffenbaugh is a recipient of the James R. Holton Award from the American Geophysical Union, a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, and a Terman Fellowship from Stanford University. He has also been recognized as a Kavli Fellow by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and as a Google Science Communication Fellow.

 

Margot Gerritsen

Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, Director of the Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering, Senior Associate Dean of Educational Affairs, SE3

Margot Gerritsen

Margot was born and raised in the Netherlands. She received her MS degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of Delft and her Ph.D. in Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics at Stanford University. She spent nearly five years in Auckland, New Zealand as a faculty member in the Department of Engineering Science before returning to Stanford in 2001.

Margot is interested in computer simulation and mathematical analysis of engineering processes. She specializes in renewable and fossil energy production. She is also active in coastal ocean dynamics and yacht design, as well as several areas in computational mathematics including search algorithm design and matrix computations.

 

Kelly Harrison

Lecturer, School of Engineering

Kelly HarrisonKelly Harrison teaches technical writing in Stanford's School of Engineering. Her work regularly appears in Technical Communication, the journal for the Society for Technical Communication.

 

 

 

 

Daniel Ibarra

PhD Candidate, Earth System Science, Stanford University, Founding Member of the EarthArXiv Advisory Council

Daniel IbarraDaniel Enrique Ibarra is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University working with C. Page Chamberlain. He is using geochemical datasets and physical models to study how terrestrial systems respond to climate change. He works on reconstructing Earth's past climate using ancient soil and lake sediments from Asia and western North America. Daniel's research focuses on investigating the sensitivity of the hydrologic cycle to future warming by study past periods of high atmospheric CO2. Previously, Daniel completed a M.S. in Geological and Environmental Sciences working with Kate Maher. Daniel is defending his Ph.D. this spring and is a founding member of the advisory council for EarthArXiv, a new earth and planetary science focused preprint server.

 

Katharine Ng

Post-doctoral fellow in Bioengineering

Katherine NgKat Ng is a postdoctoral fellow in Bioengineering who is working on the impact of antibiotics on the gut microbiota, trying to understand the resilience of bacteria.  She has taught multiple classes on scientific illustration and animation with Lane Medical Library.

 

 

 

Noah Rosenberg

Professor of Biology, Stanford University

Noah RosenbergDr. Noah Rosenberg is a Professor of Biology and holds the Stanford Chair in Population Genetics & Society. His research group studies problems in evolutionary biology and genetics through mathematical modeling, computer simulation, development of statistical methods, and inference from population-genetic data. Prof. Rosenberg's areas of interest include human evolutionary genetics, mathematical phylogenetics, theoretical population genetics, and the relationship of human evolution to the search for disease genes.

 

 

Bob Schwarzwalder

Associate University Librarian for Science and Engineering, Director of Library Technologies, Stanford University Libraries

Bob SchwarzwalderBob Schwarzwalder received his B.S. in Botany from Louisiana State University and his M.L.S. and Ph.D. (Biology) from Indiana University. He has held administrative positions in libraries and information centers in academia and industry and currently holds the position of Associate University Librarian for the Science and Engineering Libraries at Stanford University.

Bob has served on advisory boards for several publishers and database producers and has done consulting work with engineering societies and companies. He has over 100 publications, holds a US patent related to GPS technology and is co-author of the State of Hawaii’s metadata standard. Bob has written and spoken extensively on digital information systems, knowledge management, and information licensing. He has participated in a variety of national and international projects to create effective digital information systems.

 

Edith Sullivan

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Edith SullivanDr. Edith V. Sullivan, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Stanford University School of Medicine, specializes in alcohol-related disorders. By combining anatomical and functional neuroimaging, as well as neuropsychological evaluation, Dr. Sullivan has shown a change in the structure of the brain and some of its functions, illustrating the specific neurobiological pathways associated with excessive alcohol intake.

In more than 35 years of her career, Dr. Sullivan has received numerous scientific awards including the National Institute of Health Merit Award, the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism, and the International Neuropsychological Society Distinguished Career Award.  She also received the University of North Carolina's Bowles Lectureship Award, which recognizes a researcher whose work has dramatically improved our knowledge of issues related to excessive drinking, and the Mark Keller Honorary Lecture Award given by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

In June 2018, she will be given the title of Docteur Honoris Causa by the École Pratique des Hautes Études in France.

 

Jin Zhong Zhang

Senior Editor of Journal of Physical Chemistry, American Chemical Society, and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Santa Cruz

Jin Zhong ZhangJin Z. Zhang received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 1983 and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from University of Washington, Seattle in 1989. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at University of California Berkeley from 1989 to 1992. In 1992, he joined the faculty at UC Santa Cruz, where he is currently full professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Zhang’s recent research interests focus on design, synthesis, characterization, and exploration of applications of advanced materials including semiconductor, metal, and metal oxide nanomaterials, particularly in the areas of solar energy conversion, solid state lighting, sensing, and biomedical detection/therapy. He has authored over 300 publications and three books. Zhang has been serving as a senior editor for the Journal of Physical Chemistry published by the American Chemical Society (ACS) since 2004. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Physical Society (APS), and ACS. He is the recipient of the 2014 Richard A. Glenn Award of the ACS Energy and Fuel Division.

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