Prof Keith George Jeffery

Prof Keith George Jeffery

Leader IT Teams for EPOS and ENVRIplus

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 278

E-mail Prof Keith George Jeffery

Summary

An experienced ICT Professional, working with industry and academia, leading projects ranging from leading-edge research to production systems using standard components. Providing consultancy advice based on both academic currency and long-term experience. Making ICT (especially advanced ICT) work for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Biography

  •  2013 – ongoing : Consultant (after retirement)
  •  2010 –2013 : STFC: (additionally) Director, International Relations
  •  2007 –2013 : STFC: Director, IT and International Strategy
  •  2006 –2007 : CCLRC: Director, IT and International Strategy
  •  1999 –2006 : CLRC: Director, Information Technology
  •  1999 : CLRC: Acting Director of Information Technology
  •  1998 –1999 : CLRC: Acting Chief Information Officer
  •  1990 –1998 : SERC: Head, Systems Engineering Division
  •  1984 –1990 : SERC: Head, Information Management Group
  •  1980 –1984 : SERC Leader Database Section
  •  1979 –1980 : NERC Computing Service: Leader Central Support Group
  •  1976 –1979 : NERC Central Computing Group: Leader
  •  1971 –1976 : IGS Computer Unit: Leader London Section
  •  1968 –1971 : PhD Geology University of Exeter
  •  1965 –1968 : BSc II(1) Geology University of Exeter

Boards and committees

  •  2013 – ongoing : RDA (Research Data Alliance) co-chair of various groups
  •  2009 –2014 : EU Expert Group Cloud Computing (chair)
  •  2005 –2013 : President ERCIM
  •  2003 –2005 : EU Expert Group on GRID Computing (secretary then chair)
  •  2002 –2012 : President euroCRIS
  •  1997 –2002 : Vice-President VLDB Endowment Board
  •  1995 –2000 : EU Research Information Harmonisation Group producing the CERIF standard
  •  1990 –1992 : CREST Data Harmonisation Group
  •  1973 –1980 : UNESCO (various committees representing UK)

Research interests

  •  1968 – ongoing : The application of ICT to support research in any domain

Skills

  •  1971 – ongoing : ICT Management

Awards

  •  1995 – ongoing : Honorary Visiting Professor Masaryk University, CZ
  •  1993 – ongoing : Honorary Fellow Irish Computer Society
  •  1988 – ongoing : Honorary Visiting Professor Heriot Watt University
  •  1988 – ongoing : Honorary Visiting Professor University of Cardiff

Current projects and collaboration

Accreditations

  • CEng: Chartered Engineer
  • CITP: Chartered IT Professional

Professional association

  •  1984 – ongoing : Fellow British Computer Society
  •  1970 – ongoing : Fellow Geological Society

Published outputs