Moira C. Norrie

Moira C. Norrie

Keynote speaker at ICEIS 2008

Moira C. Norrie is a Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich where she leads the Global Information Systems (GlobIS) research group. She studied in her home country of Scotland, obtaining a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Dundee, an MSc in Computer Science from Heriot-Watt University and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow. Moira’s research and teaching focuses on the use of object-oriented and web technologies for next generation information systems. In the early 1990s, she developed the OM model of data which supports an extended entity-relationship approach to data management in object-oriented systems. Since then a number of OMS systems and frameworks have been developed within her group based on the OM model. The latest is OMS Avon which is a semantic data management layer for db4o. A common goal of many research projects is to investigate how object databases can be empowered to support novel forms of interaction and information sharing. The OMS systems have been used as implementation platforms for numerous projects within the GlobIS group. These include the development of iPaper which is a general framework for the prototyping and production of interactive paper documents and paper-based interfaces to applications.