Kerry Taylor

Kerry Taylor

Principal Research Scientist


Computer Science and Information Technology Building,
(Building 108),
Australian National University
North Road Acton ACT

Tel: 61 2 6216 7038
Fax: 61 2 6216 7111


  • Sensors and Sensor Networks
  • Integrated Water Information Systems


  • Smart Farm
  • Strategic Provenance
  • Semantic Crystallisation

Science Area

  • Semantic Data Management


After graduating in Computer Science from the University of NSW, I held a programmer position at IPS Radio and Space Sciences in Sydney, then an Analyst/Programmer position at the Head Office of DMR consulting in Montreal, Canada. I returned to Australia as a Senior Analyst/Programmer at the AGSM, UNSW, then took up a position for 3 years in Technical Support at Oxford University Press in Oxford UK.

I commenced a PhD program at ANU in 1991, and took up a research position at CSIRO, Canberra in 1995. In CSIRO I have worked on data and system integration technologies, predominantly in areas applied to natural resource management but also in bioinformatics, business enterprise, health, and defence. My research focuses on semantics, both on and off the Web.

Academic Qualifications

1996 Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science and I.T.) Australian National University
1984 Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) Honours University of NSW

Recent Professional Experience

2010- Research Team Leader, ICT Centre
2006-7 Science Leader, WfHC
2005-8 Project Leader and Team Leader, ICT Centre
2004-5 Stream Leader, ICT Centre
2000-4 Research Group Leader, Mathematical and Information Sciences
2000-2 Project Leader, DSTC Cooperative Research Centre
1998-2000 Senior Research Scientist, Mathematical and Information Sciences
1996-1998 Research Scientist, Mathematical and Information Sciences
1995-1996 Research Scientist, Division of Information Technology

Achievements & Awards

2010 ICT Centre Director's Challenge Award
2009 CSIRO Payne Scott Award
2009 Best Paper, Australasian Database Conference
2008 Best Paper, Australasian Ontology Workshop
2006 ICT Centre Partnering Excellence Award
2005 Best paper, International Workshop on Business Services Networks
2005 AIIA Innovation Award Nomination
2004 ICT Centre Teamwork Award
2004 ICT Centre Director's Challenge Award
2004 Mathematical and Information Sciences Teamwork Award
2003 Mathematical and Information Sciences Business Excellence Award
1991 Australian Postgraduate Research Award
1985 AIESEC Traineeship Award

Student Supervision

2011- Hosuk Baek, Masters IT (Honours) candidate, ANU
2011- David Ratcliffe, PhD candidate, ANU
2011- Zeyi Wen, PhD candidate, University of Melbourne
2011- Yun Wang, BIT Hons candidate ANU
2010- Khoi-Nguyen Tran, PhD candidate ANU
2009-2010 Lucas Leidinger, Masters, Uni Appl Sc Saarbrucken
2008-2009 Patrick Penkala, Diplomarbeit, Uni Appl Sc Saarbrucken
2007-2010 Derek Wang, PhD ANU
2006-2007 Qi Zhang, BIT, ANU
2006-2010 Daisy He, PHD, Macquarie University
2002 Tim Austin, BIT 1st class Honours, Charles Sturt University

Science Citizenship

Conference Program Committees:
2010-2012 Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC)(Track Chair 2012)
2006, 2009-2011 ISWC Semantic Sensor Networks Workshop (Co-chair)
2005-2011 Australasian Ontology Workshop (Co-Chair from 2009)
2010-2011 Cloud Computing: International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization (Advisory Chair)
2008-2011 IEEE Services Computing Conference (SCC)
2009-2011 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD)
2011 Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST 2011)
2011 International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing
2011 Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE)
2011 2nd International Colloquium on Data Provenance and Data Management for eScience
2010-2011 International Workshop on Semantic and Conceptual Issues in GIS (SeCoGIS)
2005-2011 EDOC, The Enterprise Computing Conference
2010 International Conference on Software, Services and Semantic Technologies (S3T 2010)
2010 International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW)
2010 CSIRO ICT Centre Conference
2009 International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC)
2009 1st International Workshop on the Semantic Sensor Web
2008 International Knowledge Representation Ontology Workshop
2008-9 DASFAA Workshop on Data Quality in Collaborative Information Systems
2007-8 Australian Conference on Software Engineering (ASWEC)
2007 ICDE International Workshop on Services Engineering
2005-2006 Middleware for Web Services
2006 Asia-Pacific Web
2006 Safeguarding Australia
2006 Joint BSN-SOS4CO Workshops
2005 Service-Oriented Business Processes Integration
2005 Business Services Networks
2005 Business Information Networks
2005 IEEE Services Computing Conference Special Track on Service Provisioning Strategies
2005 IEEE International Conference on E-Technology, E-commerce and E-services
2004 Ontology in Action Workshop
2002 International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)
1998-2000 ACM Geographical Information Systems Symposium
2010-11 I volunteer for "Scientists in Schools"

Number of citations

ISI 22
Google Scholar 317