Community Manager

Carlos Martinez-Ortiz


Carlos is a Community Manager at the Netherlands eScience Center. His work focuses on topics related to software sustainability at the eScience Center, advancing its goal to empower researchers by collaboratively designing sustainable software, and building digital skills and expertise.

Carlos has been deeply involved in the development of the practical guide to software management plans, and contributing to online resources related to FAIR software. Together with fellow Community Manager, Lieke de Boer, he has also helped establish the eScience Center Fellowship Programme.

He started as an engineer at the eScience Center working in diverse projects in digital humanities and life sciences, developing expertise in natural language processing, linked open data and software sustainability. He is also a certified Software Carpentry Instructor and is frequently involved in organizing trainings. He is still part-time maintainer of the open source package grlc.

He obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Exeter. Afterwards, he worked on various research projects at the University of Exeter and Plymouth University in collaboration with industrial and academic partners in a wide range of topics: automatic detection of abnormal energy consumption in buildings, video tracking of dairy cows, modelling high performance storage systems and segmentation of medical images.

Key skills

  • Machine Learning
  • Linked Open Data
  • Software Sustainability