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Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor

Email: ian.j.taylor@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-2400

Education

PhD, Cardiff University, 1994

BSc, Department of Computer Science, Cardiff University, UK, 1990

Biography

Ian Taylor is a full research professor at the Computer Science and Engineering and a computational scientist of the Notre Dame Computing Research Center. Ian also holds a part time research Professor position at Cardiff University (UK).

Ian has a degree in Computing Science and a Ph.D. researching and implementing artificial-neural-network types for the determination of musical pitch. After his Ph.D, he joined the gravitational-wave group at Cardiff where he designed, procured and engineered the implementation of the data acquisition system for the GEO 600 gravitational wave detector. He also wrote the Triana workflow system for GEO 600 and managed it thereafter.  Ian's research over the last 25 years has covered a broad range of distributed computing areas but he now specializes in Blockchain, machine learning, MANETs, open data access, Cloud computing, Web dashboards/APIs, big data applications, and distributed scientific workflow.  Ian has worked with numerous application areas, including audio, astrophysics, engineering, bioinformatics, healthcare, property solutions, various military applications and ASIC chip design.

 He has successfully architected, managed and delivered more than 30 research and commercial projects, and has managed and coordinated multiple team sizes, small and large. Ian has published over 180 papers, 3 books, acted as guest editor for several special issues in journals and acts as general chair the WORKS Workflow workshop yearly at Supercomputing.  He won the Naval Research Lab (NRL) best research paper (ALAN Berman) prize in 2010, 2011 and 2015, which has been part of a 20-year long collaboration with NRL, working on numerous projects in mobile communications. Ian has an h-index of 42, a i10-index of 91 and has over 9000 citations (google scholar ID JlqiAJkAAAAJ). Ian also made the ICO Alert top 40 influencer list for Blockchain for 2018.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Blockchain, machine learning, MANETs, open data access, Cloud computing, Web dashboards/APIs, big data applications, and distributed scientific workflow.