Charla: "An open ecosystem is vital for science, society and citizens"

Puneet Kishor
29 Marzo, 2017 - 12:00
Auditorio "Philippe Flajolet" Sala 303, Edificio Poniente, B
Pablo Estefó. miembro de la Comunidad de Robótica U. de Chile

Puneet Kishor: is a science researcher and an open access advocate, an engineer and an environmental scientist with expertise in both scientific information analysis as well as policy. Since 1985 his career has spanned rural appropriate technology design to international development, academia, research and science information policy. As such, he has expertise in both ‘science for policy’ as well as ‘policy for science.’ His current interests are in open sensor-based hardware, ethical issues around citizen-sourced information, licensing open hardware and certification of data quality, novel ways of citizen engagement, and promoting hacker/maker spaces for learning-by-making, teaching-by-doing. Puneet believes that not only is it possible to be both a practitioner and a policy person at the same time, in today’s day and age it is the only way to ensure that our work has the highest possibility of making an impact, be it uncovering new knowledge or solving an intractable problem at all scales from local to global. And in a world where the barriers between enterprise, research and community are dissolving fast aided by digital technology, ubiquitous computing and fast network, He works to enable science as a gift that keeps on giving through the use of “private data for public good" as well as "public data for private good.” Puneet helps domain scientists make sense of data by adopting, adapting and creating novel data acquisition, analysis and access techniques. And he works on the policies to create an environment where information is open by default.



In this talk, Puneet will approach the topics of open science and open policies, and its impact on the development of science, society and citizens. Such topics will be developed through sharing his experiences in the different initiatives that Puneet has actively participated: Creative Commons, The World Bank, Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) and lately participating in the Gathering of Open Science Hardware.