Project Team and Affiliates

Geof Bowker

Geof Bowker

Principle Investigator on this project, studies the social and organizational aspects of the development of very large scale information infrastructures. A past chair of the UCSD Department of Communication and currently Executive Director for the Center for Science, Technology and Society at Santa Clara University. Geof is having fun developing theoretical studies while exploring applied STS.

Homepage; email: gbowker@scu.edu

Karen Baker

Karen Baker

Principle Investigator on this project, who studies, designs, and practices within information environments. A member of UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography Integrative Oceanography Division, she is an information manager for the Palmer Station and California Coastal Ecosystem Long-Term Ecological Research sites. Karen is having fun learning from an interdisciplinary mash-up of the history, theory, and practice of informatics with the doing of science.

Homepage; email: kbaker@ucsd.edu

Florence Millerand

Florence Millerand

Florence is currently assistant professor at the University of Quebec, Montreal (UQAM) and actively involved in CIRST (Center Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur la Science et Technolgy), an interuniversity research center that is dedicated to the social study of scientific and technological activity. A CIP project participant, she has interests in communications, technology design and use, and digital resources developments for the sciences. Florence is a boundary-crossing, mixed-methods scholar, opening up perspectives for a potpourried project.

Homepage; email: fmillera@ucsd.edu

David Ribes

David Ribes

David is currently a post-doctoral research investigator at the University of Michigan, School of Information. Having finished his dissertation on Universal Informatics while an Interoperability Project member studying the GEON project centered at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, he continues comparative studies of CI. David is a happy pioneer, working to balance research on information projects and participating in their design and implementation.

Homepage; email: dribes@umich.edu

Jerome Wanetick

Jerome Wanetick

Jerry Wanetick, director of the Integrative Oceanography Division Computer Center, integrates experience in ocean instrument deployment and communications with design and support of computational infrastructure. His time is divided between juggling and balancing in order to set the stage for data preservation, information exchange, and scientific endeavors in a variety of departments at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

email: jwanetick@ucsd.edu

Elena Aronova

Elena Aronova

Elena Aronova is a summer participant with a background in Biology and History of Science. Having worked at the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow and at Salk Institue for Biological Studies in San Diego, she was a Fulbright Scholar with the UCSD Science Studies Program. With interests and experience in history and philosophy of science as well as biochemistry, Elena is exploring the information landscape using historical analysis to open up understandings of data worlds and their configurations.

email: earonova@ucsd.edu

Beth Simmons

Beth Simmons

An education and outreach coordinator for Palmer Station and the California Current Ecosystem Long-Term Ecological Program sites. Beth comes to SIO with a dozen years of classroom experience teaching high school Oceanography and Biology. As a Program Representative in the Integrative Oceanography Division since 2002, she designs for and bridges ongoing scientific research programs and education arenas through inquiry-based articulation, curriculum design, and activities development. Education aware, Beth keeps our environments learning-sensitive and assessment-enabled.

email: besimmons@ucsd.edu

Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson

A summer student focusing on articulation and design of the SIO Ocean Informatics endeavor. Currently at the University of Michigan, School of Information, his research includes work on the relations between large-scale information infrastructures, scientific practices, and public policy formation. Patiently persistent in seeing boundaries and hearing participants, Steve conjures clarity and context in multi-faceted arrangements.

Homepage; email: sjackso@umich.edu

Brian Lindseth

Brian Lindseth

An Interoperability Project summer student in 2006 focusing on design of an SIO Ocean Informatics eventlogger field instrument, Brian has interests in emerging infrastructures and sensor networks including the development and calibration of measures, the development of human-computer interfaces, and the relation between time and infrastructure. A PhD student at UCSD in Sociology and Science Studies, he was awarded the IBM graduate student fellowship for 2006/2007. Brian is integrating ethnographic and historical approaches by supplementing an ethnographic focus with attention to the history of certain computing technologies and their migration across domains from the mid twentieth century through the present.

email: blindseth@ucsd.edu

Joan Donovan

Joan Donovan

Joan is a graduate student in Science Studies and Sociology at UCSD and a summer participant with Ocean Informatics. She is studying the organizational and social relations that enable achievement of a working consensus on the continuing remodeling of cyberinfrastructure. Taking the OI Design Studio as an object of study, she remains an everyday fixture in the work arenas of the information managers as they go about their normal activities. You could say she really enjoys hanging out at the beach, where she can watch the waves and the data that roll in.

email: jmdonovan@ucsd.edu