Sayeed Choudhury


G. Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean for Digital Infrastructure and Director of the Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) at Carnegie Mellon Libraries. He is the Director of a Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant for coordination of University OSPOs and a Co-Investigator for the Black Beyond Data Project. Choudhury is a Board Member of the Open Source Initiative and the Software Area Experts Leader and member of the Steering Committee for the Research Data Alliance (RDA) - US. He was a member of the Program Committee for the inaugural Open Forum Academy Symposium.

Choudhury was a President Obama appointee to the National Museum and Library Services Board. He was a member of the National Academies Committee on Forecasting Costs for Preserving, Archiving, and Promoting Access to Biomedical Data and a member of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information. He was also a member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access. He has testified for the Research Subcommittee of the Congressional Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

He was a member of the board of the National Information Standards Organization, OpenAIRE2020, DuraSpace, the ICPSR Council, Digital Library Federation advisory committee, Library of Congress' National Digital Stewardship Alliance Coordinating Committee, Federation of Earth Scientists Information Partnership (ESIP) Executive Committee and the Project MUSE Advisory Board. Choudhury was a member of the ECAR Data Curation Working Group. He has been a Senior Presidential Fellow with the Council on Library and Information Resources, a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins and a Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of the 2012 OCLC/LITA Kilgour Award. 

Choudhury has served as principal investigator for projects funded through the National Science Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Library of Congress' NDIIPP, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Microsoft Research, and a Maryland based venture capital group.

He led the development of the Public Access Submission System which supports simultaneous submission of articles to PubMedCentral and institutional repositories.

Choudhury has published articles in journals such as the International Journal of Digital Curation, D-Lib, the Journal of Digital Information, First Monday, and Library Trends. He has served on committees for the Digital Curation Conference, Open Repositories, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, and Web-Wise.

He has presented at various open-source events hosted by the United Nations, Open Forum Europe, Open Ireland Network, and the Linux Foundation. 

He has presented at various conferences including Educause, CNI, JISC-CNI, DLF, ALA, ACRL, and international venues including IFLA, the Kanazawa Information Technology Roundtable, eResearch Australasia, the North America-China Conference, eResearch New Zealand and the Arabian-Gulf Chapter of the Special Libraries Conference.

Prevoiusly, he was Associate Dean for Digital Infrastructure, Applications, and Services and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University (JHU). He launched the JHU's open source programs office (OSPO), the first of its kind within a US university. Choudhury was also a founding member of the Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) based at JHU. He was a Fellow in the Provost's office focused on open scholarship. Choudhury was also the co-chair of the working committee for a major renovation of the MSE Library at JHU. He led the Library team that supported the Johns Hopkins Covid-19 dashboard.