Neil Chue Hong, Director of the Software Sustainability Institute
Host: Ilian Todorov, Computational Chemistry, SCD
Tuesday 15th December 2020 at 10:00-11:00
Current challenges to the development and sustainability
In this talk I will cover some of the current challenges facing those engaged in the development of research software, including improving diversity and inclusion, upskilling the research community, understanding how we accrue credit for working on research software, and what FAIR and reproducibility might mean in the future. Alongside this, I will consider what the role is for RSEs and group leaders in addressing these challenges.
Bio: Neil Chue Hong is Director of the Software Sustainability Institute and a Senior Research Fellow at EPCC, based at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include software sustainability, research software ecosystems, and impact of research software policy. Advisory roles include being current chair of the ExCALIBUR steering committee, member of the BBSRC Transformative Technologies strategic advisory panel, and past chair of the EPSRC e-Infrastructure strategic advisory team. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Open Research Software, co-editor of “Software Engineering for Science", and co-author of “Best Practices for Scientific Computing". Contact him at N.ChueHong@software.ac.uk.