Stian Soiland-Reyes is a Technical Architect and Research Associate in the School of Computer Science. He graduated in 2006 with an MSc in Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has a total of 17 years of experience as an IT professional, including 14 years as a software developer in both academia and industry. He joined the myGrid team in 2005, where he became the Technical Lead Developer of the successful, open-source scientific workflow management system Taverna.
As part of the EU FP7-funded Wf4Ever project, Stian co-developed the Research Object model and ontologies, and co-developed a service-oriented semantic web architecture for workflow preservation.
He is an active participant in W3C activities, co-authoring W3C Recommendations for Provenance, and collaborating to W3C Community efforts like Open Annotation and JSON-LD.
Stian’s expertise and research interests span software development and architecture, Linked Data, SOAP and REST Web Services, distributed computing, annotations, Open Science & Open Data, scientific computing, provenance and digital preservation, open source development and web standards.