Dr. Simon LinProject Director, Academia Sinica Grid Computing Center
Simon C. Lin is currently the Project Director of the ASGC (Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre), the only WLCG Tier-1 Centre in Asia. In addition, he is responsible for the APGI (Asia Pacific Gird Initiative) in the EGI-InSPIRE (European Grid Initiative: Integrated Sustainable Pan-European Infrastructure for Researchers in Europe). Before that, he was the Coordinator of the Asia Federation in Enabling Grid for E-sciencE (EGEE) project as well as the Deputy Project Manager of the EUAsiaGrid project coordinating 11 institutes from 8 Asian countries. ASGC assisted 30 sites in Asia Pacific region to join the global e-Science collaboration. Working with scientists of various disciplines, ASGC is successfully leading e-Science applications in Asia from High Energy Physics, Biomedicine, Bioinformatics, Earth Sciences, Climate Change, Digital Archives to Social Sciences.
Dr. Lin is also the Project Director of International Collaboration Division for the Taiwan eLearning and National Digital Archive Program (TELDAP). Dr. Lin pioneered the Digital Library/Museum Pilot Project in Academia Sinica which later led to the National Digital Archive Program. The “National Digital Archives Program, Taiwan” (NDAP, Taiwan) was first launched in 2002. In 2008, it was integrated with the National Science and Technology Program for e-Learning and became the Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program. Over the past ten years, the TELDAP has generated approximately 8.8 million digitized materials from 16 thematic groups ranging from Anthropology to Zoology.
Dr. Lin received his Ph.D. degree from Edinburgh University in Theoretical Physics. His current research interests include Grid & Cloud Computing, Computational Physics, Statistical Physics and Field theory, and Big Data Analytics. He has been adjunct professor in several universities.