Keynote Speech: E-Science and Information Management

Dr. Tony Hey

Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research Connections

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tony Hey, a distinguished scientist and corporate vice president of Microsoft Research Connections since 2005, has accepted to deliver the plenary keynote speech on “e-science and information management” at the 3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, to be held from September 19-21, 2012, in Ankara, Turkey (

Dr. Hey will share his views on e-science, collaborative networked science involving large data sets, distributed computation and interoperability.  Dr. Hey considers data life cycle and scholarly communication as key issues for e-science and will concentrate on the role of information management in carrying out large-scale e-science projects in biomedicine or environment, among others.

Before joining Microsoft, Dr. Hey served as director of the U.K.’s e-Science Initiative, managing the government’s efforts to provide scientists and researchers with access to key computing technologies. Before leading this initiative, Dr. Hey was head of the school of electronics and computer science, and dean of engineering and applied science at the University of Southampton.

As corporate vice president of Microsoft Research Connections, Dr. Tony Hey is responsible for Microsoft’s collaborative research with universities and research community to speed research, improve education and foster innovation.

Dr. Hey is a fellow of the U.K.’s Royal Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in the U.S.  He is also a fellow of the British Computer Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and the Institute of Physics. He was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to science in 2005.