Services to the scientific community

Below are some of the things I've volunteered to do over the last few years:

  • Review Editor of Frontiers in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Programme committee member IEEE e-Science 2011 Workshop on Interoperability in Scientific Computing, Stockholm, 5th December 2011
  • Board member of the Phyloinformatics Research Foundation.
  • Co-PI (with Arlin Stoltzfus and Enrico Pontelli) of the NESCent Hackathons, Interoperability, Phylogenetics working group and conference series (2010-2012)
  • Co-PI (with Arlin Stoltzfus) of the NESCent Evolutionary Informatics working group and conference series (2007-2009)
  • Co-organizer (with Mark Holder, Arlin Stoltzfus, Jason Stajich, Aaron Mackey, Hilmar Lapp and Todd Vision) of the 1st NESCent Phyloinformatics Hackathon (2006).
  • Co-chair (with Patrik Nosil), organizing committee for the 24th Annual Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference (2003).
  • Webmaster for Scientists For Species, which successfully lobbied for a strengthened Species At Risk Act (SARA; passed by Canadian Senate December 16th, 2002).
  • Guest speaker for Shad Valley on Human Evolution and on Phylogenetics.
  • Member of the Doctoral Students Advisory Group for Burnaby Mountain College.
  • Co-organizer departmental seminar series, Simon Fraser University.
  • Organizer of SFU seminar series on Perl programming for biologists.
  • Reviewer for Phylogenetic supertrees: Combining information to reveal the Tree of Life, The American Naturalist, Systematic Biology, Evolution, Bioinformatics, iEvoBio, BMC Bioinformatics, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Evolutionary Genomics: statistical and computational methods and the Journal of Biomedical Semantics.