School of Informatics

New Assistant Principal for Data Technology

Jon Oberlander, our Professor of Epistemics, has been appointed Assistant Principal for Data Technology.

Professor Jon Oberlander

Professor Oberlander will work closely with Professor Andrew Morris, Vice-Principal Data Science.

As well as being a member of our staff since 2000, when he became a lecturer in Informatics, Professor Oberlander is an alumnus of the School. He achieved his PhD in Cognitive Science here in 1987, held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (1987-90) and was a Research Associate (SERC Project Grant 1990-93).

Earlier this year, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Data technology strategy

Professor Oberlander new areas of responsibility include:

  • Oversight of the University's data technology strategy.
  • Establishing lasting interdisciplinary partnerships within and beyond the University.

Professor Oberlander is also Director of the new Data Technology Institute.

Useful links

University of Edinburgh Assistant Principals

Professor Oberlander’s School webpage

Data Technology Institute