Executive Director, Australian National Data Service, Australia

Dr. Ross Wilkinson is the executive director of the Australian National Data Service, helping to make data more valuable for researchers, institutions and the nation.

His research career commenced with his Ph. D. in mathematics at Monash University before researching in computer science at La Trobe University, R.M.I.T. and at CSIRO. Some of his areas of research have been document retrieval effectiveness, structured documents retrieval, and most recently on technologies that support people to interact with their information environments. He has published over 90 research papers, has served on many program committees and was a program co-chair for both SIGIR’96 and SIGIR’98.

He is a Council Member of the Research Data Alliance and is leading the Australian National Data Service helping to make Australia’s research data more valuable to enable Australia’s researchers to more effectively use and re-use research data, wherever it comes from, and in partnership with researchers around the world.