Stephan Zednik

Stephan Zednik
Contact Info
Emailzednis@rpi.edu

Interests: eScience

Stephan Zednik joined the Tetherless World Constellation in December of 2008 as a Software Engineer. Prior to coming to RPI, Stephan worked at the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.

Publications:
Fu, L., West, P., Zednik, S., and Fox, P. 2013. Towards Easing the Configuration and New Team Member Accommodation for Open Source Software Based Portals. In Proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting 2013 (December 9-13 2013, San Francisco, CA).
Tilmes, C., Fox, P., Ma, X., McGuinness, D.L., Privette, A.P., Smith, A., Waple, A., Zednik, S., and Zheng, J. 2013. Provenance Representation for the National Climate Assessment in the Global Change Information System. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Michaelis, J., McGuinness, D.L., Zednik, S., West, P., and Fox, P. 2012. Applying Semantics in Dataset Summarization for Solar Data Ingest Pipelines. In Proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting 2012 (December 3-7 2012, San Francisco, CA).
Zednik, S., Fox, P., and McGuinness, D.L. System Transparency, or How I Learned to Worry about Meaning and Love Provenance!. In Proceedings of International Provenance and Annotation Workshop 2010 (June 15-16 2010, Hefner Alumni House, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US), pages 165–173. 2010.
West, P., Michaelis, J., Fox, P., Zednik, S., and McGuinness, D.L. 2010. Presenting Provenance Based on User Roles: Experiences with a Solar Physics Data Ingest System. In Proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting 2010 (December 13-17 2010, San Francisco, CA).
Michaelis, J., Ding, L., Shangguan, Z., Zednik, S., Huang, R., Pinheiro, P., Rio, N., and McGuinness, D.L. 2009. Towards Usable and Interoperable Workflow Provenance: Empirical Case Studies Using PML. In Proceedings of First International Workshop on the role of Semantic Web in Provenance Management (October 25 2009).
Zednik, S., Fox, P., McGuinness, D.L., Pinheiro, P., and Chang, C. 2009. Semantic Provenance for Science Data Products - Application to Image Data Processing. In Proceedings of First International Workshop on the role of Semantic Web in Provenance Management (October 25 2009).
Michaelis, J., Zednik, S., Ding, L., and McGuinness, D.L. 2009. A Comparison of the OPM and PML Provenance Models.
Garcia, J., Fox, P., West, P., and Zednik, S. 2009. Developing service-oriented applications in a grid environment - Experiences using the OPeNDAP back-end-server. Earth Science Informatics, pages 133–139.
West, P., Rozell, E., Zednik, S., Fox, P., and McGuinness, D.L. 2009. Semantically Enabled Temporal Reasoning in a Virtual Observatory. In Proceedings of OWLED 2009 (October 23-24 2009, Westfields Conference Center, Washington, D.C., US).
McGuinness, D.L., Fox, P., Pinheiro, P., Zednik, S., Rio, N., Ding, L., West, P., and Chang, C. 2008. Annotating and embedding provenance in science data repositories to enable next generation science applications. In Proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting 2008 (December 15-19 2008, San Francisco, CA).
Fox, P., McGuinness, D.L., Garcia, J., Zednik, S., and Ding, L. 2008. Semantic Provenance for Image Data Processing. In Proceedings of Geoinformatics 2008 (June 11-13 2008).
Fox, P., Cinquini, L., McGuinness, D.L., West, P., Garcia, J., Benedict, J., and Zednik, S. 2007. Semantic Web Services for Interdisciplinary Scientific Data Query and Retrieval. In Proceedings of AAAI Workshop on Semantic e-Science 2007 at Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2007 (July 23 2007July 23 2007, Vancouver, Canada).

Presentations:
Zheng, J., Ma, X., Zednik, S., & Fox, P. (January 8, 2014). Semantic Similarity Computation and Concept Mapping in Earth and Environmental Science . In: ESIP Winter Meeting 2014
Zednik, S., Michaelis, J., & Fox, P. (April 1, 2013). Integrating provenance into an operational data product information system. In: International Provenance and Annotation Workshop 2012
Zheng, J., Tilmes, C., Smith, A., Zednik, S., Ma, X., Goldsten, J., & Fox, P. (January 10, 2013). Information Modeling and Semantic Web Application For National Climate Assessment. In: ESIP Federation Winter 2013 Meeting
Zednik, S., Zednik, S., Tilmes, C., Fox, P., Goldstein, J., Ma, X., & Zheng, J. (January 8, 2013January 8, 2013). Global Change Information System: Information Model and Semantic Application Prototypes (GCIS-IMSAP): Status 01-08-2013. In: ESIP Federation Winter 2013 Meeting
Zheng, J., Tilmes, C., Zednik, S., Ma, X., & Fox, P. (December 7, 2012). Modeling and Representing National Climate Assessment Information using Linked Data. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2012
Zednik, S., Fox, P., & McGuinness, D. (December 7, 2012). A Mark-up Language for Solar Terrestrial Observations and Measurements. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2012
Fox, P., Wee, B., West, P., Wilson, J., Zednik, S., & Wang, H. (December 6, 2012). NEON non-specialist use case; science data reuse in a classroom. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2012
Zednik, S., Michaelis, J., & Fox, P. (June 20, 2012). Integrating Provenance into an operational Data Product Information System. In: International Provenance and Annotation Workshop 2012
Zednik, S., Leptoukh, G., Lynnes, C., & Fox, P. (April 26, 2012). A Quality Label Presentation of Product Quality for Aerosol Satellite Data Products. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012
Rozell, E., Wang, H., West, P., Zednik, S., & Fox, P. (April 24, 2012). Configurable User Interface Framework for Cross-Disciplinary and Citizen Science . In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012
West, P., Fox, P., Gallagher, J., Potter, N., Halloway, D., & Zednik, S. (December 8, 2011). OPeNDAP Hyrax: An extensible data access framework within the Earth System Grid Federation. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2011
Wang, H., Rozell, E., West, P., Zednik, S., & Fox, P. (December 7, 2011). Semantic Representation of Temporal Metadata in a Virtual Observatory. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2011
Maffei, A., Rozell, E., West, P., Zednik, S., & Fox, P. (December 7, 2011). Open Standards and Technologies in the S2S Framework. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2011
Zednik, S., Leptoukh, G., Fox, P., Lynnes, C., West, P., & Ahmad, S. (December 6, 2011). A Semantic Representation of Product Quality and Evidence for Satellite Data. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2011
Zednik, S. (September 23, 2011). Linked Data Practices for the Geospatial Community. In: GEOSS Climate Workshop 2011
Zednik, S., Leptoukh, G., Fox, P., Lynnes, C., & Pan, J. (April 8, 2011). Experiences Developing a User-centric Presentation of Provenance for a Web-based Science Data Analysis Tool. In: EGU General Assembly 2011
Rozell, E., Fox, P., Maffei, A., & Zednik, S. (April 6, 2011). A Framework for Earth Science Search Interface Development. In:
West, P., Michaelis, J., Fox, P., Zednik, S., & McGuinness, D. (December 17, 2010). Presenting Provenance Based on User Roles: Experiences with a Solar Physics Data Ingest System. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2010
Michaelis, J., Zednik, S., West, P., Fox, P., & McGuinness, D. (December 16, 2010). Extending eScience Provenance with User-Submitted Semantic Annotations, Abstract IN43C-08. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2010
Zednik, S., Lynnes, C., Fox, P., Leptoukh, G., & Pan, J. (December 13, 2010). A Semantic Provenance-aware Expert Advisory System in a Web-based Science Data Analysis Tool. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2010
Chang, C., Zednik, S., Lynnes, C., Fox, P., McGuinness, D., Leptoukh, G., & Pan, J. (December 13, 2010). Experiences Developing A User-centric Presentation of A Domain-enhanced Provenance Data Model. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2010
Michaelis, J., Zednik, S., West, P., Fox, P., & McGuinness, D. (December 1, 2010). Extending eScience Provenance with User-Submitted Semantic Annotations. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2010
McGuinness, D., Fox, P., Chang, C., Ding, L., Shangguan, Z., West, P., & Zednik, S. (December 14, 2009). Provenance-Aware Faceted Search. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2009
West, P., Fox, P., McGuinness, D., & Zednik, S. (December 14, 2009). Social and Personal Factors in Semantic Infusion Projects. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2009
McGuinness, D., Fox, P., Pinheiro, P., Zednik, S., Rio, N., Ding, L., West, P., & Chang, C. (December 15, 2008). Annotating and embedding provenance in science data repositories to enable next generation science applications. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2008
Zednik, S., Garcia, J., Fox, P., & West, P. (December 15, 2008). The OPeNDAP and Remote NetCDF Invocation (RNI) middleware platform for Scientific Data Fusion. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2008
Fox, P., McGuinness, D., Garcia, J., Zednik, S., & Ding, L. (June 11, 2008). Semantic Provenance for Image Data Processing. In: Geoinformatics 2008
Fox, P., McGuinness, D., Cinquini, L., Garcia, J., West, P., Zednik, S., & Benedict, J. (January 27, 2008). The Virtual Solar-Terrestrial Observatory; access to and use of diverse solar and solarterrestrial data. In: AGU Joint Assembly 2008
Zednik, S., Garcia, J., Fox, P., & West, P. (December 10, 2007). The Remote NetCDF Invocation (RNI) middleware platform. Making Scientific Datasets Available for Ubiquitous Computing. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2007
Fox, P., Cinquini, L., McGuinness, D., West, P., Garcia, J., Benedict, J., & Zednik, S. (July 27, 2007). Semantic Web Services for Interdisciplinary Scientific Data Query and Retrieval. In: AAAI Workshop on Semantic e-Science 2007 at Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2007

Project Collaborator

AeroStat Project LogoAeroStat
Principal Investigator: Greg Leptoukh
Co Investigator: Peter Fox and Christopher Lynnes
Description: Objective Provide online environment for convenient access to: Satellite and ground-based aerosol data Quality information and provenance Calibration/validation data Provide multi-sensor services: Multi-sensor and model intercomparison Cross-sensor bias adjustment Data merging Create collaborative environment for aerosol researchers to share ideas, workflows and results
Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management OfficeBiological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO)
Principal Investigator: Peter Fox
Description: The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) was created to serve PIs funded by the NSF Biological and Chemical Oceanography Sections as a location where marine biogeochemical, ecological and oceanographic data and information developed in the course of scientific research can easily be disseminated, protected, and stored on short and intermediate time-frames.
Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Vocabularies (CMSPV)
Principal Investigator: Peter Fox
Description: Vocabulary and Ontology development within the context of the overall development of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) and Ocean and Coastal Modeling (OCM) portals by environmental inter-agency collaboration to provide search and browse options that inspire user confidence that all relevant information has been found; data providers will know how to create metadata to increase the likelihood that their information will be found.
DQSS Project LogoData Quality Screening Service (DQSS)
Principal Investigator: Christopher Lynnes
Co Investigator: Peter Fox
Description: Objective Make data quality information easy to use for the water cycle community Expert and non-specialist users alike Human and machine users alike Connect users seamlessly to best practices in data quality handling, i.e., the science team recommendations for quality screening (filtering) Enable higher and more correct utilization of data quality indicators in data analysis
Earth System Grid - Center for Enabling TechnologiesEarth System Grid - Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET)
Principal Investigator: Peter Fox and Dean Williams
Description: The Earth System Grid (ESG) integrates supercomputers with large-scale data and analysis servers located at numerous national labs and research centers to create a powerful environment for next generation climate research.
Global Change Information System: Information Model and Semantic Application Prototypes (GCIS-IMSAP)
Principal Investigator: Peter Fox
Description: The Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) proposes to facilitate the vocabulary and ontology development within the context of the overall development of semantic prototypes for the National Climate Assessment (NCA) portals using a combination of environmental inter-agency collaborations in a use-case focused workshop setting, information modeling, and software developments and deployments. The prototypes are intended to provide search and browse options that inspire confidence that all relevant information has been found; data providers will be citable with detailed provenance generation. Expected deliverables are: information models, vocabulary and ontology services for vetted climate assessment settings, and search/ browse prototypes.
HAO-CI Project LogoHAO-CI
Description: Working to develop a semantically enabled cyber infrastructure for the varying science projects within the High Altitude Observatory of the University Corporation of Atmospheric Research.
NEONNeon Educational System for Data Access and Analysis (NESDAA)
Principal Investigator: Dennis Ward
Description: To enable advanced undergraduate students and facilitator to have access to learning materials and associated artefacts like data, code, workflows [e.g. Taverna], scientific literature, and more.
SPCDIS Project LogoSemantic Provenance Capture in Data Ingest Systems (SPCDIS)
Principal Investigator: Peter Fox
Co Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: The goal of this project is to develop at the RPI Tetherless World Constellation, based within the NCAR High Altitude Observatory and in collaboration with the University of Texas at El Paso, the University of Michigan and McGuinness Associates a semantically-enabled data ingest capability.
SeSF Project LogoSemantic eScience Framework (SeSF)
Principal Investigator: Peter Fox
Co Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: The goals of this effort is to design and implement a configurable and extensible semantic eScience framework.
Virtual Terrestrial Solar Observatory LogoVirtual Solar Terrestrial Observatory (VSTO)
Principal Investigator: Peter Fox
Co Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: VSTO is a collaborative project between the High Altitude Observatory and Scientific Computing Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research and McGuinness Associates.