Shawn A Ross (Ph.D. University of Washington, 2001) is the Director of Data Science and eResearch, and an Associate Professor of History and Archaeology, at Macquarie University. A/Prof Rossʼs research interests include the history and archaeology of pre-Classical Greece, oral tradition as history (especially Homer and Hesiod), the archaeology of the Balkans (especially Thrace), Greece in its wider Mediterranean and Balkan context, and the application of information technology to field research. Since 2009, the focus of A/Prof Rossʼs work has been fundamental archaeological research in central and southeast Bulgaria. He supervises a large-scale archaeological survey and palaeoenvironmental study that recently culminated in an edited volume published by Oxbow Books (The Tundzha Regional Archaeological Project: Surface Survey, Palaeoecology, and Associated Studies in Central and Southeast Bulgaria, 2009-2015). Since 2012 A/Prof Ross has also directed the Field Acquired Information Management Systems (FAIMS) project (http://www.faims.edu.au/) developing data capture and management systems for field research. Previously, A/Prof Ross worked at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), the American University in Bulgaria (Blagoevgrad), and William Paterson University (Wayne, New Jersey).