Ludäscher to present keynote at reusable research webinar

Bertram Ludäscher
Bertram Ludäscher, Professor and Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship

Professor and Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) Director Bertram Ludäscher will be the keynote speaker for a webinar hosted by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) on February 10. The webinar, "Toward Open, Reproducible, and Reusable Research," will present projects, approaches, and practices that advance research sharing for reproducibility and reuse.

His keynote, "Computational Reproducibility vs. Transparency: Is It FAIR Enough?," will examine what information is gained by conducting a reproducibility experiment. According to Ludäscher, the current focus on computational reproducibility of scripts and other computational workflows can overshadow an "arguably more important issue: transparency of data analysis, including data wrangling and cleaning."

"In my talk, I will present some approaches to improve transparency and reusability of different scenarios via workflow analysis," said Ludäscher. "I will also present some features of Whole Tale, a computational platform for reproducible and transparent computational experiments."

Ludäscher is a leading figure in data and knowledge management, focusing on the modeling, design, and optimization of scientific workflows, provenance, data integration, and knowledge representation. He is a faculty affiliate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Department of Computer Science at Illinois. He studied computer science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and received his PhD in computer science from the University of Freiburg.