Identity and access management, scholar information management, and author disambiguation
I have dual roles at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), both of which provide concrete value to the institution.
For my Library role, I lead several initiatives relevant to faculty information management:
• VIVO – A web application that allows WCM scholars to have a polished, functional, and accurate profile.
• ReCiter – An open source Java-based algorithm and web service for generating evidence-based assertions about author identity of publications in PubMed. ReCiter's "competitive advantage" is that it leverages the wealth of identity metadata maintained by institutions (e.g., known department, co-investigators, grants, date of degrees, etc.). It is designed with institutional users in mind so that they can maintain accurate and up-to-date author publication lists for thousands of people.
My second role is as Identity & Access Management Architect on WCM's Identity Management Team (IDM). In that role, I am responsible for the unified vision and plan to deliver integrated identity services across WCM.
On the IDM Team, I have the following responsibilities:
• Develop technical specifications
• Identify new system integration points
• Refine or enhance existing system integrations
• Develop road maps (with input from SM)
• Design/solution identity systems, including Academic Staff Management System (ASMS) / VIVO / Reciter
I also have an interest in presentation skills and strategies. My Presentation Skills workshop has been given over 80 times.