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Dr Jonathan Yu

Data architect


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Dr Jonathan Yu is a data architect with the Environmental Informatics group in CSIRO. He has expertise in data and information systems, data integration (i.e. Linked Data), and data analytics. Since 2009, Dr Yu and his team has developed a number of tools and platforms for streamlining information flows in Australia through initiatives such as WIRADA, eReefs, AURIN, and NBIC. He and his team continue to research innovative approaches to enhance decision making and understanding through improved information access across the environmental domain.

Dr Yu has led data architecture and implementation projects such as:
* Provena ( which is a Data and Provenance Information System supporting the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP) Modelling and Decision Support subprogram
* National Bushfire Intelligence Capability (NBIC) (
* - CSIRO internal capability discovery search engine, which integrates HR, research and project data
* CSIRO Knowledge Network - a dataset search engine for to enable discovery and access to government, scientific, academic and spatial data (

Research interests include:

  • Development of approaches to integrate and streamline information supply chains
  • Application of ontologies and controlled vocabularies to enable data exchange and interoperability
  • Geospatial Linked Data Systems
  • Design and implementation of information and system architectures
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Innovation and lean methods for informatics - e.g. Agile and lean data ecosystems
  • User-centered design and implementation for scientific information challenges

Current Roles

  • Technical architect and project lead
    Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP) Modelling and Decision Support Information System

  • Information and Technical architect
    National Bushfire Intelligence Capability (NBIC)

Academic Qualifications

  • 2009

    Doctor of Philosophy, RMIT

  • 2003

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) (Hon), RMIT

  • 2002

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) / Diploma of Business (Management), RMIT

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