James Howison is an Associate Professor in the Information School of the University of Texas at Austin, where he has been since August 2011. James studies open collaboration, particularly in software development, including open source software development and the development of software in science. His work has been supported by grants from the NSF, including a 2015 NSF CAREER award and a 2019 PECASE award, as well as the Sloan Foundation. James has published in the fields of Information Systems, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, and Information Sciences (e.g., MIS Quarterly, ACM CSCW Conference, and JASIST), as well as keynotes for industry and funding agency advisory events. Recently James has contributed to the development of http://citeas.org, a system to improve incentives for high quality software work in science by mapping from software to its requested citation. CV and Publications at http://james.howison.name.
All agencies that fund research should require that resulting publications include a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) listing the software used in the research.