Astrophysics Source Code Library

Making codes discoverable since 1999

Alice Allen

Alice has been Editor of the ASCL since 2010. She is a member of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), European Astronomical Society (EAS), Finnish Astronomical Society (Suomen Tähtitieteilijäseura), International Astronomical Union, and the American Geophysical Union (AGU). She has organized sessions on software at AAS, EWASS, and ADASS meetings and has participated in cross-disciplinary efforts such as CodeMeta, Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences, and a Dagstuhl seminar on Engineering Academic Software. Alice is on the Astronomy Picture of the Day Evaluation and Advisory Committee and served on the Program Organizing Committee for ADASS from 2015 to 2018. She retired from the Federal Reserve Board in 2017, where she worked for the Division of Information Technology for 22 years. Prior to working for the Board, she worked in IT for a variety of organizations and had her own consulting practice.

University of Maryland Astronomy Department page
Nature profile


Selected Publications

Schroedinger's code: A preliminary study on research source code availability and link persistence in astrophysics
Software metadata: How much is enough?
The Astropy Problem
Looking before Leaping: Creating a Software Registry
Astrophysics Source Code Library Enhancements

Astrophysics Source Code Library: Incite to Cite!
Ideas for Advancing Code Sharing: A Different Kind of Hack Day
Practices in source code sharing in astrophysics
Astrophysics Source Code Library

Bring out your codes! Bring out your codes! (Increasing Software Visibility and Re-use)
Practices in Code Discoverability
Practices in Code Discoverability: Astrophysics Source Code Library