Informatics Research Leader

Life Sciences Department, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, U.K.

E-mail: vince@vsmith.info (preferred) or v.smith@nhm.ac.uk (official), iChat Video Conferencing: vsmithuk@mac.com (by invitation) Tel: +44 (0) 207 942 5127, Fax: +44 (0) 207 942 5661, Skype: vsmithuk


I am a research leader in informatics at the Natural History Museum, London. My research group are developing tools for measuring, recording and explaining the natural world. You can read more about this work on the NHM informatics webpages. When I am not doing this, I work on the evolution of parasitic lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera). You can track my research interests and activities through my blog, publications, presentations, reading list, calendar, and my twitter feed.

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Science Data Architect position - closes 30th Jan 2014

The Natural History Museum London has a really exciting opportunity for a Science Data Architect linked to our mass digitisation programme. Full details are on Linked-In and applications (via Cover letter and CV) should be made through the NHM Recruitment website. I'm happy to answer any queries about the post. Summary details below:

Lisong Wang, Vincent S. Smith, Hongrui Zhang, Xianchun Zhang (2014)

Scratchpads 2.0: a virtual research environment for biodiversity science [In Chinese]

Biodiversity Science. 22(3): 264–276. doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1003.2014.14012. Download the file

2004 PEET DNA Barcoding Debate now on YouTube

PEET Barcoding Debate

Thanks to Luke Holman I have just uploaded the PEET DNA barcoding debate that I chaired in 2004 to YouTube. Luke is working on metabarcoding and needed the video as part of his undergraduate dissertation at the University of St Andrews. Unfortunately the University of Illinois video stream is broken so with the help of staff at the UofI he tracked down the recording and they have made it available for download. Conference videos are common now but in 2004 this was quite innovative. To read more about the debate take a look at the series of papers written in Systematic Biology which document the meeting.

 

 

Ed Baker, Simon Rycroft and Vincent S. Smith (2014)

Linking multiple biodiversity informatics platforms with Darwin Core Archives

Biodiversity Data Journal. 2: e1039. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1039. Download the file

King, D., Sautter, G., Morse, D., Penev, L., Biserkov, J., Georgiev, T., Roberts, D., Smith, V. (2013)

Bibliography of Life: Comprehensive services for biodiversity bibliographic references (POSTER).

TDWG, Biodiversity Information Standards, at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence, Italy, 27 Oct - 1 Nov., 2013. Download the file

Heaton, A., Rycroft, S., Baker, E., Bouton, K., Scott, B., Koureas, D., Livermore, L., Roberts, D., Smith, V. (2013)

Assisted restructure of web content for paper-based presentation: a look at workflows and data representations.

TDWG, Biodiversity Information Standards, at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence, Italy, 27 Oct - 1 Nov., 2013. Download the file

Rycroft, S., Roberts, D., Smith, V., Heaton, A., Bouton, K., Livermore, L., Koureas, D., Baker, E. (2013)

Scratchpads: the Virtual Research Environment for biodiversity data

TDWG, Biodiversity Information Standards, at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence, Italy, 27 Oct - 1 Nov., 2013. Download the file

Smith, V., Roberts, D. (2013)

VIBRANT: Progress toward an integrated framework.

TDWG, Biodiversity Information Standards, at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence, Italy, 27 Oct - 1 Nov., 2013. Download the file

Penev, L., Stoev, P., Komericki, A., Akkari, N., Li, S., Zhou, X., Edmunds, S., Hunter, C., Weigand, A., Porco, D., Zapparoli, M., Georgiev, T., Mietchen, D., Roberts, D., Smith, V. (2013)

Next generation sequencing requires next generation publishing: the Biodiversity Data Journal published the first eukaryotic new species with a fully sequenced transcriptome, DNA barcode and microcomputed tomography.

TDWG, Biodiversity Information Standards, at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence, Italy, 27 Oct - 1 Nov., 2013. Download the file

Vincent S. Smith (2013)

Delivering biodiversity knowledge in the information age.

Invited speaker. Presented at Hellenic Botanical Society, Thessaloniki, Greece, 3-6 Oct. 2013. [Delivered via video link through Google Hangouts] Download the file


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