People

Christoph Becker
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Christoph Becker is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, where he leads the Digital Curation Institute; and a Senior Scientist at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria. His research focuses on digital libraries; digital curation and digital preservation; and sustainability in software engineering and information systems design.
Costis Dallas
Costis Dallas is Associate Professor & Director of the Collaborative Programs at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. He is also a founding Research Fellow of the Digital Curation Unit (DCU), IMIS-“Athena” Research Centre in Athens.
Wendy Duff
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Wendy Duff is Professor and Interim Dean in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. She teaches archives and records management with a focus on access to archival materials. She was Director of the DCI until 2014 and has been an advisor on digital curation projects including DigCCurr and Closing the Digital Curation Gap.
Steve Easterbrook
Steve Easterbrook is Professor of computer science at the University of Toronto. His research interests range from modelling and analysis of complex adaptive systems to the socio-cognitive aspects of team interaction. His current research is in climate informatics.
Fiorella Foscarini
Fiorella Foscarini is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, where she teaches records management and archival courses. In her teaching and research, she uses diplomatics, genre theory, and organizational culture concepts to explore records creation, use, and preservation.
Alan Galey
Alan Galey is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. His research and teaching are located at the intersection of textual studies, the history of books and reading, and the digital humanities, and his current research focuses mainly on the bibliographical study of born-digital texts and artifacts.
Heather MacNeil
Heather MacNeil is a Professor in the Faculty of Information where she teaches courses on archival concepts and issues, the history of record keeping, and archival representation. Her research and publications focus on the theory and methods of archival arrangement and description and the authenticity of records in analog and digital environments.
Seamus Ross
Seamus Ross is Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, also known as U of T’s iSchool and Interim Director of the Coach House Institute (McLuhan Program). He served as Dean for seven years (2009-2015). Before joining Toronto, he was Professor of Humanities Informatics and Digital Curation and Founding Director of HATII (Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute) at the University of Glasgow (1997-2009).
Asen O. Ivanov
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Asen O. Ivanov is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. His research draws on theoretical frameworks from cultural sociology, organizational studies, and archival science to examine digital curation of moving image (film and television) archives.
Emily Maemura

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Emily Maemura is a PhD Student at the Faculty of Information where her research focuses on digital preservation and curation, data visualization, and user interface design. As a Research Assistant with the DCI, she is working on the BenchmarkDP project.
Steve Marks
Steve Marks is the digital preservation librarian at the University of Toronto. His main research interests are design of information systems, preservation planning and policy, futzing around with obsolete media types, and the preservation of video games.
Nathan Moles
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Nathan Moles is currently pursuing a PhD at the Faculty of Information. His current research interests include data publication, the development and implementation of standards, and how repositories define designated communities.
Dawn Walker
Dawn Walker is a PhD student at the Faculty of Information. Her research focuses on citizen participation in technology design practices, in particular for environmental monitoring and advocacy. As a research assistant with the DCI, Dawn works out of the Systems Design Studio.
Jess Whyte
Jess Whyte is a Masters Student at the Faculty of Information. She also works in the digital preservation department at the University of Toronto Libraries and as a research assistant with the DCI.

Former DCI Members

Jessica Mann
Jessica Mann is a Master’s student in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. As a research assistant with the DCI, she worked in research areas related to decision support and assessment.