Claire Austin, an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is the Principal Investigator of Canada’s National Air Pollution Surveillance (NAPS) program and a research scientist at the Air Quality Research Division of Environment Canada. With a strong interest in big data, data fusion, data quality and reproducible research, she is also Co-chair of Research Data Canada (RDC) Standards and Interoperability Committee (SINC). Dr. Austin’s background is in chemistry and environmental health. Her research activities include the detection, identification and evaluation of known, new and novel ambient air pollutants and their health and environmental impacts. Her work includes high performance computing and multivariate statistical analysis (data mining, predictive analytics) to discover hidden patterns in fused data.