James McCusker

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James McCusker
Contact Info
Emailmccusj@rpi.edu
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Presentations
Publications

Jim McCusker works on Biomedical Semantics. His current interests are data and provenance interoperability in life sciences. He has worked as a software developer for 11 years in bioinformatics, high performance computing, data mining, natural language processing, and supply chain auditing.

Open Source Projects

  • MAGE-TAB to MAGE-RDF: A tool to convert MAGE-TAB files, a common description format for microarray and gene expression data, into an RDF representation. http://magetab2rdf.googlecode.com
  • OWLtoSKOS: A tool for converting OWL ontologies into SKOS (http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos) ontologies. This allows automated conversion of terminologies into a format that lets instance data directly reference the terms and concepts, simplifies the representations of existing controlled vocabularies and terminology hierarchies, and vastly improves inferencing performance. http://owltoskos.googlecode.com

Scholarships and Awards

  • Weissman Family Graduate Fellowship for 2009/2010.

Membership and Conference Chairs

  • Member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Provenance Incubator Group.
  • Publicity Co-Chair of International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW) 2010.

Professional Service

Peer Reviews

  • International Provenance and Annotations Workshop (IPAW) 2012
  • Journal of Web Semantics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Drug Discovery Today