Speakers at the OPERA conference 2020

Charlotte Wien

Charlotte Wien

Charlotte Wien is professor of Scholarly Communication at The University of Southern Denmark, and responsible for the research services at The University Library of Southern Denmark. In addition, Charlotte is head of the LIBERS working group for Innovative Metrics and a board member of SPARC Europe.

Christian Herzog

Christian Herzog

Christian Herzog is the Co-Founder of Dimensions and the Chief Portfolio Officer of Digital Science. He’s a medical doctor by training and has also studied economics. He also co-founded Collexis, a company which was acquired by Elsevier in 2010 and was overseeing then the product management for Elsevier’s entire SciVal portfolio before re-starting with his colleagues and friends Dimensions as a Digital Science portfolio company in 2013. Christian lives with his family in Cologne, Germany.

Mogens Sandfær

Mogens Sandfær

In the early 90ties, Mogens Sandfær worked at CERN developing databases and systems for the Scientific Information Service. The experience gained from working with the emerging web and the CERN preprint service led to positions as director of the Nordic Networking Center and later as head of Documentary Information Services at the Council of Europe. At the Technical University of Denmark, Mogens has been university librarian before focusing on research analytics, research data management and Open Science. Internationally, Mogens has been involved in several EU R&D projects and has served on many boards and committees. He represents the Danish Rectors’ Conference in the European University Association’s Expert Group on Open Science and participates in a number of projects and forums within that area.

John Renner Hansen

John Renner Hansen

John Renner Hansen is professor of Experimental High-Energy Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute – University of Copenhagen. For four decades he has worked internationally at and with large infrastructures and with the collection and handling of data volumes that have always been at the limit of the extent possible. It has therefore required constant innovation beyond state-of-the-art. John has served on numerous national and international research councils and committees, many with the aim of creating new research infrastructures. Currently, John Renner Hansen is chairman of the board of the Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation (DeiC), whose task is to create a new modern e-Infrastructure for the Danish universities. He is also leading the work of introducing Open Science at the University of Copenhagen, so that in the future it will become a natural part of education and research at all levels.

Peter Mangiafico

Peter Mangiafico

Peter Mangiafico is a software engineer and product manager in Digital Library Systems and Services in Stanford University Libraries. Peter works on a number of projects, including the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) and RIALTO (a research intelligence system). Before Stanford, he worked on projects with Visionlearning, the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole, MA, Harvard University, and the Advent of Complex Life NASA Astrobiology team. He worked for several years on the Encyclopedia of Life project, and has previously worked as a software engineer, project manager, high school teacher, and NASA researcher.

Roberta Sinatra

Roberta Sinatra

Roberta Sinatra is Assistant Professor at IT University of Copenhagen, and holds visiting positions at ISI (Turin, Italy) and Complexity Science Hub (Vienna, Austria). Her research is at the forefront of network science, data science and computational social science. Currently, she spends particular attention on the analysis and modeling of dynamics that lead to the collective phenomenon of success, with focus on science and art, and on data-for-good applications. Roberta completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Physics at the University of Catania, Italy, and was first a postdoctoral fellow, then a research faculty at the Center for Complex Network Research of Northeastern University (Boston MA, USA). Her research has been published in general audience journals such as Nature and Science, and has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, The Economist, The Guardian, The Washington Post, among other major media outlets.

Rolf Hvidtfeldt

Rolf Hvidtfeldt

Rolf Hvidtfeldt is a postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the Obel Family Foundation project Responsible Impact (ReAct). He is associated scholar in Humanomics Research Centre. He holds BA and MA degrees in philosophy from the university of Copenhagen and a PhD in philosophy of science from the University of Southern Denmark. Hvidtfeldt’s research interests include philosophy of science with a special focus on interdisciplinarity, the humanities, psychiatry, psychology, and everything related to methodology and the evaluation hereof. In 2015 Dr. Hvidtfeldt was a visiting scholar at the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney. 

Tung Tung Chan

Tung Tung Chan

Tung Tung Chan is the Research Intelligence Advisor of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and visiting researcher at Centre of Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University. She is responsible for enabling and opening up the strategic dialogue between faculty management teams and the university board on the basis of responsible research output analysis. She is currently involved in the collaboration project – Advancing Research Intelligence Applications (ARIA) with TU Delft, CWTS, EUR and Erasmus Medical Center. Her other research areas include analyzing practices of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and monitoring open science developments for the European Commission.