Kostiantyn Yefremov: Statement in Support of Candidacy for CODATA Executive Committee

yefremov_bw_04a_smallI have accepted the proposal of CODATA TG PASTD to be nominated as a member of CODATA Executive Committee with respect and gratitude. I consider this as an opportunity to be more fully involved in the initiatives of CODATA, which are aimed at resolving global threats.

Let me briefly introduce myself. I am a specialist in the sphere of Computer Science and have been the head of the World Data Center for Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development (WDC-Ukraine) for 7 years. I also have MSc in Public Administration.

My active participation in the activities of CODATA started in 2008 when I jointed the Executive Board of the Ukrainian National Committee for CODATA and as the Deputy Сhair of the local organizing committee jointed the activities of the organization – 21st International CODATA Conference, which took place in Kyiv, Ukraine. Since 2010 I have been participating in the activities of CODATA TG PASTD (especially in data long term preservation and open access in Ukraine, open access to data for Sustainable Development).

I am also responsible for a set of questions on organization and coordination activities within interdisciplinary research initiated by Ukrainian National Committee for CODATA and WDC-Ukraine, related to the necessity of system compliance and analysis of various-natured data. There are some projects that I would like to point out. These projects are aimed at study, quantitative evaluation and the analysis of sustainable development processes of countries and Ukrainian regions in the context of quality and safety of human life.

My primary scientific and professional work is connected with developing approaches and methods for integration of data and applications, for designing and developing problem-oriented distributed systems and databases.

If elected to the Executive Committee, I will direct my efforts to developing and promoting methods and approaches to create open and permanently available information resource of scientific data related to sustainable development.