Head of the Data Analytics, Visualization, and Informatics Syndicate (DAVIS)
Dr. Mark Laufersweiler is the Research Data Specialist for the University of Oklahoma Libraries and head of the Data Analytics, Visualization, and Informatics Syndicate (DAVIS). He has always had a strong interest in computers, computing, data and data visualization and things weather. After completing his PhD in Meteorology, he did a post-doc working for the Department of Energy on the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program (climate).
Mark then worked his way to the University of Oklahoma in 1999 where he was the Computer Systems Coordinator for the School of Meteorology (SoM), responsible for managing the real time data feed and departmental data archive. He assisted the SoM in promoting the computing and data skills needed for teaching and research based on current best practices and pedagogy.
Since the Fall of 2013, Mark has served as the Research Data Specialist for OU Libraries. Mark supports the Libraries' research mission by developing and offering workshops, seminars and short courses, helping the university community with consulting on data management plans and better practices for research data management. Mark is the University of Oklahoma's representative to ORCID, OSF, and the Carpentries.
In addition, he is the head of OU Libraries' Data Analytics, Visualization, and Informatics Syndicate (DAVIS), which offers consultations with faculty and graduate students on their research data issues as well as organizing data activities and workshops.