M. Scott Marshall, Ph.D.
Department of Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics
Leiden University Medical Center
(Split appointment)
Adaptive Information Disclosure, Project Manager
Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam
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M. Scott Marshall is a member of the Bioinformatics Core of the Bioinformatics Expertise Center, which acts as a bioinformatics hub for the Leiden University Medical Center. As part of a split appointment, he also coordinates work in Adaptive Information Disclosure (AID). AID combines expertise in information retrieval, machine learning, and semantic web in the context of the Virtual Laboratory e-science project to create an e-science infrastructure for computational experiments and knowledge capture. Dr. Marshall co-chairs the W3C Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group, where his focus is on coordinating efforts to apply Semantic Web tools such as AIDA to support research in biology and medicine, with a special focus on building applications that are useful to participants in the Bioinformatics Expertise Center of the Leiden University Medical Center. Dr. Marshall was a visiting scholar at the National Center for Biomedical Ontologies at Stanford University Jan - Aug 2010.

E-Science Vision:I envision a future where scientists share and manipulate knowledge using visual and concept-based interfaces that adapt to their own terminologies and interests. Knowledge provenance that links a given assertion to evidence will enable scientists to explore, analyze, and compare data and hypotheses that span multiple disciplines. Many are working toward this future using the Semantic Web.

[Updated Curriculum Vitae available on request]

Research Interests



Previous Research

In 1997/98, I developed a Java implementation of an ISO reference framework for multimedia called PREMO (Presentation Environment for Multimedia Objects) together with Ivan Herman.  I am a co-author of "PREMO: A Framework for Multimedia Middleware -- Specification, Rationale, and Java Binding" © Springer-Verlag written with Ivan Herman and David Duke. The book was published in the Springer-Verlag LNCS series and is available in pdf format here. Documentation for the Java implementation of Premo, including clickable UML diagrams, has been generated using Together software.

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Dr M. Scott Marshall is an Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics at the Leiden University Medical Center. As part of a split appointment, he is responsible for activities in the Adaptive Information Disclosure subprogramme of the Virtual Laboratory for e-Science project, where semantic e-Science applications for health care and life sciences are being developed. Previously, Dr. Marshall has worked at CWI, Glaucus Proteomics, Kiadis Pharma, and the microarray department at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. He is a co-chair of the W3C Semantic Web Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group. Dr. Marshall received a PhD for his work in graph visualization.

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