Ceilyn Boyd is the Manager of the Harvard Library Research Data Management Program. This new program connects members of the Harvard community to services and resources spanning the research data lifecycle and helps to ensure that Harvard’s multi-disciplinary research data is findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR).
Over the course of their career, Ceilyn’s technical roles have included analyst, research software engineer, and project manager at a variety of research and commercial organizations including SRI International, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mitsubishi Electric, and BBN Corporation. Areas of focus involved artificial intelligence; scientific data analysis and visualization; and computer graphics.
Most recently, Ceilyn's work is centered on research data management. Their other library-related activities include taxonomy development; building sustainable data and visualization workflows; managing the large-scale digitization of manuscripts; and managing large, multi-library strategic projects and project portfolios.