Kam Woods

Kam Woods is a Research Scientist in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on long-term digital preservation and the development of software tools and techniques to support data analysis and management in collecting institutions. He is interested in interdisciplinary approaches that combine expertise in the areas of archiving, computer science, and information security to maintain and improve access to digital objects that are at risk due to obsolescence.

At UNC, Dr. Woods has served as the Technical Lead on a series of research and development efforts, including the NSF-funded Computer-Assisted Redaction and Anonymization of Scholarly Communications and Products (CARASCAP) project, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded Review, Appraisal, and Triage of Mail project, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded sequence of BitCurator projects (BitCurator NLP, BitCurator Access, and BitCurator). Prior to these efforts, he served as a research associate working on the development of educational materials to support the use of realistic forensic datasets in professional training. This work was supported by an NSF grant led by Simson Garfinkel.

Dr. Woods received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indiana University in Bloomington in 2010, his Masters in Computer Science from Baylor University in 2005, and his Bachelor's from Swarthmore College in 2002.

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