Seamus Ross is Professor at the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto and served as the Faculty’s Dean from 2009 through 2015. Before joining U of T, he was Professor of Humanities Informatics and Digital Curation at the University of Glasgow (1997-2009). Among his visiting academic appointments, in 2016 and 2017 he was Visiting Professor at School of Information Sciences and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business (Athens). In 2016 he had the honour of being elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
After pursuing innovative research in digital humanities he extended his focus to computation and cultural heritage studies, and long-term management of digital information, open data, and the data/media reuse. As one of the founders the UK’s Digital Curation Centre and the Principal Investigator in a series of European Union funded research initiatives, he collaborated on pioneering research in digital preservation and curation. He began his research career as an archaeologist investigating the use of information systems to enable the representation and ‘intelligent’ reasoning about archaeological evidence. He holds degrees from Vassar College, the University of Pennsylvania and his doctorate from the University of Oxford.