Seamus Ross, Dean of the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.
Formerly Professor of Humanities Informatics and Digital Curation, and Director of Humanities Computing and Information Management at the University of Glasgow, HATII (Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute)(http://www.hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk) of which he is the founding director.
He is an Associate Director of the Digital Curation Centre in the UK (http://www.dcc.ac.uk), a co-principal investigator in the DELOS Digital Libraries Network of Excellence (http://www.dpc.delos.ac.uk), and Principal Director of DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE) (http://www.digitalpreservationeurope.eu).
He was Principal Director of ERPANET a European Commission activity to enhance the preservation of cultural heritage and scientific digital objects (http://www.erpanet.org), and a key player in The Digital Culture Forum (DigiCULT Forum) which worked to improve the take-up of cutting edge research and technology by the cultural heritage sector (http://www.digicult.info).
Before joining the University of Glasgow he was Head of ICT at the British Academy and a technologist at a company specialising in knowledge engineering. He earned a doctorate from the University of Oxford. Some of his publications are available at http://eprints.erpanet.org
During 2005/6 Seamus Ross is Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.