Felimon Gayanilo is a Systems Architect/Enterprise IT and Co-Data Manager working on various projects with GCOOS and with the Harte Research Institute. He had more than three decades of experience in the design, development and deployment of information systems in local, national, regional and international settings before joining Texas A&M University in 2012.
Gayanilo is the Systems Architect for several scientific data portals in the Gulf of Mexico:
- He initiated the design and development of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC);
- He designed and developed the GCOOS data portal, a NOAA RICE-certified data center that is nested in a national backbone of coastal observations to aggregate and disseminate the region’s near real-time oceanographic data using community standards to facilitate interoperability among coastal and ocean observing sensors.
Gayanilo is also a co-PI to the NSF-funded “EarthCube Cross-Domain Observational Metadata for Environmental Sensing (X-DOMES),” and primary developer of the SensorML Registry and Repository (SRR). He is an active member of DataONE, serving as a member of DataONE Steering Committee (2014-2015) and co-Chair of DataONE User Group (2015-2017), member of several advisory groups and professional organizations including IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.