Anna Gerber
Address: eResearch Group
School of ITEE
Level 7, GP South,
Staff House Rd,
The University of Queensland,
QLD, 4072,
Phone: +61 7 3365 4556

Anna Gerber is a Technical Project Manager with the ITEE eResearch Group at The University of Queensland, Australia.

Anna's current role involves developing data integration and spatio-statistical analysis services for the Midja Integrated Knowledge Base for Aboriginal Housing project, which explores how region-specific cultural practices combined with other contextual factors impact on the needs analysis of Aboriginal housing. Midja is funded by an ARC Discovery Indigenous grant.

Anna is an ambassador for the Open Knowledge Foundation, Australia, and was team lead for organising GovHack Brisbane 2014. She was an organiser of THATCamps (The Humanities and Technology unconference) in Brisbane in 2014 and 2012. Anna is an active member of the Brisbane tech and DH communities and regularly facilitates workshops on topics including data visualisation, sewable electronics, 3D printing, coding, and robotics.

As a member of the W3C Open Annotation Community Group and a Co-PI on the Mellon-funded Open Annotation Collaboration from 2009 - 2013, Anna contributed to the development of the OA Data Model and produced tools and services to evaluate and demonstrate the applicability of the model in the context of collaborative scholarly editions.

Anna led the technical development of the AustESE project, funded by NeCTAR from June 2012 - December 2013, developing eResearch tools to support the collaborative authoring and management of electronic scholarly editions. She continues to support AustESE throughout 2014 for Paul Eggert's Harpur Critical Archive and Roger Osborne's The Joseph Furphy Archive.

From July 2008 - July 2011, Anna was the senior software engineer for the Aus-e-Lit project, a NeAT-funded project in collaboration with AustLit, that provided collaborative annotation services, federated searching, graphical empirical reporting and compound-object authoring and publishing services for teachers, researchers and scholars of Australian Literature.

Anna has previously worked on the HarvANA: Harvesting and Aggregating Networked Annotations and AnnoCryst for PyMOL projects within the eResearch Group and as a part-time web developer at AustLit.

Prior to joining UQ ITEE eResearch, Anna was an English instructor in Japan, studied Computer-Assisted Composition of Adaptive Music at QUT, and worked as a Research Scientist at DSTC. Anna has a BSc (Hons I, University Medal) in Computer Science & IT from UQ.