Timothy McPhillips

Senior Research Scientist

PhD, Chemistry, California Institute of Technology

Other professional appointments

Affiliate, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

Research focus

Emerging methods for harnessing scientific and scholarly knowledge, revealing the provenance of scientific results, and ensuring research transparency.

Publications & Papers

McPhillips TM, Thelen T, Willis C, Kowalik K, Jones MB., Ludaescher B. CPR – A Comprehensible Provenance Record for Verification Workflows in Whole Tale. Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes. 2021 July 09; :263-269.

McPhillips T, Willis C, Gryk M, Nuñez-Corrales S, Ludäscher B. Reproducibility by Other Means: Transparent Research Objects. RO2019 workshop at IEEE eScience. 2019; :502-509.

Bowers S, McPhillips T, Ludäscher B. Validation and Inference of Schema-Level Workflow Data-Dependency Annotations. International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW), LNCS 11017. 2018; :128-141.

McPhillips T, Bowers S, Belhajjame K, Ludäscher B. Retrospective provenance without a runtime provenance recorder. 7th USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP 15). 2015.

McPhillips T, Song T, Kolisnik T, Aulenbach S, Belhajjame K, Bocinsky K, Cao Y, Chirigati F, Dey S, Freire J. YesWorkflow: a user-oriented, language-independent tool for recovering workflow information from scripts. arXiv preprint arXiv:1502.02403. 2015.

Tsai Y, McPhillips SE, González A, McPhillips TM, Zinn D, Cohen AE, Feese MD, Bushnell D, Tiefenbrunn T, Stout CD, Ludaescher B, Hedman B, Hodgson KO, Soltis SM. AutoDrug: Fully automated macromolecular crystallography workflows for fragment-based drug discovery. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2013 May;69(Pt 5):796-803. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3640469.

Bowers S, McPhillips T, Ludäscher B. Declarative rules for inferring fine-grained data provenance from scientific workflow execution traces. International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW), LNCS 7525. 2012; :82-96.

McPhillips T, Bowers S, Zinn D, Ludäscher B. Scientific workflow design for mere mortals. Future Generation Computer Systems. 2009; 25(5):541-551. issn: 0167-739X

Bowers S, McPhillips T, Riddle S, Anand M, Ludäscher B. Kepler/pPOD: Scientific workflow and provenance support for assembling the tree of life. International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW), LNCS 5272. 2008; :70-77.

McPhillips TM, McPhillips SE, Chiu HJ, Cohen AE, Deacon AM, Ellis PJ, Garman E, Gonzalez A, Sauter NK, Phizackerley RP, Soltis SM, Kuhn P. Blu-Ice and the Distributed Control System: software for data acquisition and instrument control at macromolecular crystallography beamlines. J Synchrotron Radiat. 2002 Nov 1;9(Pt 6):401-6. PubMed PMID: 12409628.