From the VIVO Steering Group
Winchester, MA We are pleased to announce that DuraSpace and the VIVO Steering Group have appointed Dr. Mike Conlon, University of Florida and member of the DuraSpace Board of Directors, as the new VIVO Project Director. He will begin in his new role immediately, working closely with the community and steering group to set the long term roadmap for VIVO, the open source semantic web platform that provides an integrated view of the scholarly work of an organization.
As VIVO Project Director, Dr. Conlon brings key relevant experience and skills to the challenge of leading the community through implementation of the 2015-2016 VIVO Strategic Plan. As Co-director of the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute, his responsibilities include strategic program development, development of medical informatics, expansion and integration of research and clinical information resources, and strategic planning for academic health and university research. Previously, Dr. Conlon served as PI of the VIVO project from 2009-2012, leading a team of 120 investigators at seven schools in the development, implementation and advancement of the VIVO open source, semantic web application for research discovery. Dr. Conlon has served as Chief Information Officer for the University of Florida Academic Health Center, Co-Lead for the implementation of PeopleSoft at the University of Florida, and as collaborator and biostatistician on hundreds of research grants and projects.
He earned his Ph.D. degree in Statistics from the University of Florida, undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Economics from Bucknell University, and is the author of over 200 scholarly publications and presentations. His current interests include enterprise change, organizational issues in the adoption of information technology, and the development of research capacity across the translational spectrum.
The DuraSpace and VIVO project teams would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Conlon in his new role as the VIVO Project Director, and look forward to his contributions to the broad, collaborative VIVO movement that will shape the future of research discovery and collaboration.
DuraSpace and VIVO will further add to the project’s staff by hiring a dedicated Technical Lead for the project to help meet the goals articulated in the VIVO Strategic Plan. The Technical Lead search will be announced in the coming days and the job posting will be made available through community lists and web sites.