Congratulations to Antony Williams, who last week was presented with the 2012 Jim Gray eScience Award. The award, named after Jim Gray, a Technical Fellow for Microsoft Research, recognises outstanding contributions to the field of data-intensive computing.
Antony is a member of the Journal of Cheminformatics Editorial Board and one of the founders of ChemSpider – a free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 28 million structures. ChemSpider’s aim is to bring together compound data on the web and to improve the quality of public chemistry data sources through a combination of automated checking and crowdsourcing. It is through his work on ChemSpider, making chemistry publically available through collective action, that he is recognised with this award.