Felimon Gayanilo is a Systems Architect/Enterprise IT working on various projects with the Harte Research Institute. He has over three decades of experience in the design, development, and deployment of information systems in a local, national, regional and international settings before he joined Texas A&M University in 2012.
Mr. 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) and most recently, Mr. Gayanilo, who design and developed the GCOOS data portal, was designated interim DMAC Coordinator and Data Manager of Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS). GCOOS is a NOAA RICE certified data center that is nested in a National Backbone of coastal observations to aggregate and disseminates the region’s near real-time oceanographic data using community standards to facilitate interoperability among coastal and ocean observing sensors.
Mr. 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.