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a) Professional Preparation.
• B.Sc. Hons. (Mathematics), first class honours, Monash University, Australia, 1980.
• Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics), Monash University, Australia, 1985.
• Postdoctoral (Astronomy), Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1986-1989.
b) Appointments.
• 2014 – present: Professor of Cognitive Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
• 2012 – 2014: Research Fellow, Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences, UIUC
• 2012 – present: Director, Information Technology and Web Science Program, RPI
• 2009 – present: Adjunct Scientist, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA.
• 2008 – present: Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Computer Science, Tetherless World Constellation Chair, RPI (primary appointment).
• 1995 – 2008: Chief Computational Scientist, High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO.
• 1991 - 1995: Scientist, High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research.
• 1990 - 1991: Research Scientist, Center for Solar and Space Research, Yale University.
• 1986 - 1989: Associate Research Scientist, Center for Solar and Space Research, Yale University.
c) Selected Relevant Products
• Peter Fox, Deborah McGuinness, Luca Cinquini, Patrick West, Jose Garcia, and James Benedict, 2009, Ontology-supported Scientific Data Frameworks: The Virtual Solar-Terrestrial Observatory Experience, Computers and Geosciences, 35, #4, 724-738.
• Fox, P., Hendler, J. 2009, Semantic eScience: Encoding Meaning in Next-Generation Digitally Enhanced Science, in The Fourth Paradigm: Data Intensive Scientific Discovery, Eds. Tony Hey, Stewart Tansley, Kristin Tolle, Microsoft External Research, pp. 145-150.
• Peter Fox and James Hendler, 2011, Changing the Equation on Scientific Data Visualization, Science, Vol. 331 no. 6018 pp. 705-708, DOI: 10.1126/science.1197654.
• Tilmes, C., Fox, P.; Ma, X.; McGuinness, D.L.; Privette, A.P.; Smith, A.; Waple, A.; Zednik, S.; Zheng, J.G. 2013, Provenance Representation for the National Climate Assessment in the Global Change Information System, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol.51, issue 11, pp. 5160-5168, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2013.2262179
• Fox, P. and the VSTO and SeSF Teams, 2014, Semantic Search in Solar-terrestrial Physics, in The Semantic Web in Earth and Space Science. Current Status and Future Directions, Narock, T and Fox, P eds, Studies in the Semantic Web, Vol. 20, IOS Press. pp. 127-146. DOI 10.3233/978-1-61499-501-2-127
Selected Other Products.
• Deborah McGuinness, Peter Fox, Luca Cinquini, Patrick West, Jose Garcia, James L. Benedict and Don Middleton, 2007, The Virtual Solar-Terrestrial Observatory: A Deployed Semantic Web Application Case Study for Scientific Research, in Industrial Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 1730-1737 and AI magazine, 29, #1, 65-76.
• Fox, P. 2012, The Rise of Informatics as a Research Domain, WIRADA (2012) Water Information Research and Development Alliance: Science Symposium Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia, 1–5 August 2011. CSIRO: Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship, pp. 125-132.
• D. N. Williams, G. Bell, L. Cinquini, P. Fox, 2013, Earth System Grid Federation: Federated and Integrated Climate Data from Multiple Sources, in Earth System Modeling, vol. 6, pp 61-77.
• Diviacco, Paolo, Peter Fox, Cyril Pshenichny, and Adam Leadbetter. 2015. Collaborative Knowledge in Scientific Research Networks. IGI Global, doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-6567-5
• Peter Fox and Janet Kozyra, 2015, eScience and Informatics for international science programs, Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 2:12, pp. 9. doi:10.1186/s40645- 015-0042-9
d) Synergistic Activities.
1. Interdisciplinary approaches: Fox researches all aspects of scientific computing with an overall goal to further define and develop semantic e-science, informatics and data intensive science programs. Current projects reflect the need to balance research, computing and informatics, including: use of modern algorithms and techniques for ICT software and tools for code development, modeling, development of robust modern, agile, cyberinfrastructure, efficient interoperability among hardware and software platforms, seamless access and use of data sources with a focus on semantic technologies, and flexible user interfaces for scientists, students and educators to gain access to relevant data, and the use of visualization to enhance the understanding of scientific results for broad audiences. In 2012, Fox was awarded the EGU Ian McHarg Medal for significant contributions to Earth and Space Science Informatics and the Martha Maiden Lifetime achievement award for service to the Earth Science information community. Fox was elected as the first Earth and Space Science Informatics AGU fellow in 2015.
2. Collaborative Research: Since 1986, Fox has been an investigator on a range of domain science projects and PI or co-PI on NSF, AFOSR and NASA proposals relating to solar and stellar physics and geophysics and IT/ computer science and informatics proposals funded by NSF, NASA, USGS, Navy, DOE, Keck and AP Sloan grants for data science, analytics and infrastructures. Fox is PI for the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) – Data Science, DCO Computer Cluster, Global Change Information System Semantic Prototypes, National Ocean Council Vocabulary service, and Marine Biodiversity Virtual Laboratory projects. Fox is co-I on the Co-evolution of the Geosphere and Biosphere, and Dark Metadata projects and immediate past.co-I on the Semantic Sea-Ice Interoperability Initiative, A Database for Metamorphic Geochemistry, and Resource Discovery for Extreme Scale Collaboration.
3. Curriculum development: Since 2008, Fox has developed courses and curriculum content to bring modern informatics and data science to the nation’s oldest technological university. Fox developed Data Science, Xinformatics, Semantic eScience, and Data Analytics courses as part of curriculum offerings or concentrations/ tracks in several undergraduate and graduate degree programs at RPI. In 2012, Fox assumed the directorship of the Institute-wide, interdisciplinary Information Technology and Web Science academic program, advising over 120 students, over BS, MS and PhD programs. In 2012, led by Fox, the Navy Cyber civilian education program made a 3-year award to RPI for a MS in Information Technology concentrating in Information Dominance. The program, now in its third year has a cohort of five Navy Lieutenants at any one time.
4. Community service: Fox served as a member of the Technical Advisory Board for the Research Data Alliance (2013-2016) and as president of the Federation for Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP’ 2014-2015). Fox was a member of the ICSU Strategic Coordinating Committee on Information and Data. Fox is a member of the American Geophysical Union (past chair of the Earth and Space Science Informatics Special Focus Group), IEEE, AAAS, and the European Geosciences Union. Fox is past chair of the IUGG Union Commission on Data and Information (2007-2015) and co-chaired the Informatics and eScience theme of the Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System II program (2009-2013). Fox serves on the Board of Advisors for the NSF CREST project CyberShARE (UTEP), and is a member of the NOAA Data Access and Archive Requirements Working Group and is an at-large member of board of ESIP (2017-present).
5. Scholarly service: Fox is associate editor for the Journal of Earth Science Informatics, and member of editorial boards for Nature’s Scientific Data, Computers and Geosciences and Geoscience Data Journal. Recently, Fox has served on program committees for ISWC 2013/2015, IGARSS 2015, JCDL 2012/2014 and AAAI 2012/ 2014. Fox reviews for various journals (ESIn, Nature Scientific Data, Intl. Semantic Web Journal. JGR. EoS, FGCS), conferences, and agency proposal panels (NSF/ NRT, NSF/ CSR, NASA/ACCESS, etc.) as well as ad-hoc reviews, e.g. for NSF CAREER. Fox was a member of the NRC Study Committee for Future Career Path and Educational Requirements for Digital Curation. In 2012, Fox was awarded the European Geoscience Union, Ian McHarg/ Earth and Space Science Informatics Medal, and ESIP's Martha Maiden Lifetime Achievement award for service to the Earth Sciences Information communities. Fox was elected as the first Earth and Space Science Informatics Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2015.