• Director, Data Science and eResearch
  • Macquarie University

Shawn A Ross (Ph.D. University of Washington, 2001) is Associate Professor of History and Archaeology and the Director of Data Science and eResearch 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 research. Since 2009, the focus of A/Prof Rossʼs work has been fundamental archaeological research in Bulgaria. He supervises the Tundzha Regional Archaeological Project (, a large-scale archaeological survey and palaeoenvironmental study in central and southeast Bulgaria. Since 2012 A/Prof Ross has also directed the Field Acquired Information Management Systems (FAIMS) project ( developing data capture and management systems for field research. Previously, A/Prof Ross worked at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) and William Paterson University (Wayne, New Jersey).