Brandon Whitehead (User17)

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

I am a Senior Researcher in Environmental Data Science at Manaaki Whenua -- Landcare Research in New Zealand. My current work is focused on building vocabularies and semantic models striving to reflect domain knowledge of soil scientists as well as New Zealand land use and landcover categories and process models. I am passionate about capturing and applying rich Earth and Environmental domain models for machine aided reasoning and discovery, and am oddly compelled to increase the utility, and usage, of the SWEET ontology.

I have been involved with ESIP for about a decade. The following highlights a fraction of the notable experiences I have had:

  1. ESIP Fellow for (what was) the Semantic Web Cluster
  2. one of the original founders of EarthArXiv
  3. served as Chair of the Semantic Technologies Committee
  4. serve as co-chair of the Soil Ontology and Informatics Cluster

I also participate in the Semantic Harmonization Cluster whenever time, and timing, allow.