Dr Ash Smith
I'm the University of Southampton's 'Lodmaster', the member of iSolutions responsible for the University's linked open data.
I have a PhD, which I completed at Southampton in 2008 under the supervision of Prof Dame Wendy Hall and Prof Les Carr. I've previously worked in industry both as a software developer and as a freelance web programmer and designer, and after a few years working as a web science researcher, I now work as part of the University's IT innovation team, although still an 'honourary' member of WAIS.
I am a lifelogger, which essentially means I never throw anything away or delete anything. I have GPS logs going back to 2006, text messages going back to 2004, emails going back to 1998 and digital photos going back even further than that. My obsession with data is what helps me enjoy my job!
In my spare time, I build unnecessary technology into my house and maintain the largest marble run in the university.