Kenji's Blog

Blog for Dr Kenji Takeda at the University of Southampton. Find out about what he's up to in aerodynamics, aircraft noise, flight simulation and Formula One teaching, research and schools outreach. Also see what's going on in the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

EP2DC - linking EPrints with research data repositories

We're proud to announce the release of EP2DC, a service that connects and EPrints document repository with a remote data repository. What's the point? Well, at Southampton we've been working very hard over the past decade to make research more widely available - spearheading the Open Access movement. One of the products of this is EPrints, one of the world's most popular repository platforms. EP2DC allows you to upload datasets to go alongside your articles - e.g. the raw data used for the graphs in your paper. While this is possible with EPrints already, here we have built a Web Service infrastructure that allows the data to be stored remotely - i.e. in a separate data repository. This provides a scalable, federated SOA architecture that we believe will help users, repository owner and developers realise the dream of open access to data. Have a look at, and more specifically on the EP2DC blog @ Thanks to JISC for funding us to create this!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Prof Lilley!

Professor Geoffrey Lilley is one of the most accomplished people I have had the pleasure of knowing. He is a legend in aeroacoustics, was instrumental in enabling Concorde to enter service, and even delved into special relativity and astrophysics. Lilley's equation is one of the most important acoustic tools for jet noise research. 11th December 2009 saw friends and colleagues reunited at Southampton to celebrate Prof Lilley's 90th Birthday. Here are some photos from this very special event.

- Group photo
- Prof Lilley enjoying his birthday, and another pic here
- Prof Shon Ffowcs-Williams reminiscing
- Prof Mike Gaster telling another story about Geoff
A 75MB zip file with around 50 photos from the day can be downloaded here.