Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - CSIRO


CSIRO is Australia’s national science agency, one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.  CSIRO’s 6,500 research and support staff work out of 58 centres in Australia and internationally, spanning five broad areas: food, health and life science industries; energy; environment; information and communications; and manufacturing, materials and minerals. CSIRO is in the top 1% of global research institutions in 14 of 22 research fields and in the top 0.1% in four research fields. Collectively, our innovation and excellence places us in the top ten applied research agencies in the world.

Kerry Taylor will be the node coordinator for CSIRO.  She leads the Semantic Data Management research group in the CSIRO ICT Centre, a group of several senior scientists and engineers and postgraduate students. Her role in CSIRO covers both strategic research leadership, research contribution, consulting to government, business development and community outreach. She is a member of the W3C Advisory Committee and her group hosts the W3C Membership Office for Australia. With a foundation in formal logic, she has been researching ontology-enabled data integration for around ten years and since 2006 she has working on semantic solutions to problems in environmental sensing. She initiated and co-chaired the W3C Semantic Sensor Networks Incubator Group in 2009-2011. At present she is consulting on the topic of provenance management for politically-sensitive bioregional assessments conducted for mining development proposals; developing semantic alerting technology for a demonstration rural farm; building a factory of linked data and services for food processing; and developing techniques for mining large-scale provenance repositories. 

Within SemData, CSIRO will participate in WP1 and WP2 focusing on sensor streams, it will also participate in WP4, particularly in the area of dissemination around the W3C SSN ontology.