Steering Committee Directory

Jim Bottum

Jim Bottum is Research Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University, and he is Presidential Fellow at Internet2. Previously, as Chief Information Officer and Vice Provost for Computing & Information Technology at Clemson, he led efforts focusing on high performance computing and communication as well as collaborating with State and National governmental entities. […]

Roger Hathaway

As the Head of the NASA Langley Office of Education until July 2014, Dr. Roger A. Hathaway was responsible for providing leadership and policy guidance for formal and informal education programs at NASA Langley. The programs include pre-college, higher education, distance learning, digital media laboratory program activities, and adult learning programs. Dr. Hathaway began his […]

Rich Loft

Rich Loft is Director of Technology Development (TDD) for the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Grant Miller

A former exoplanetary scientist, Grant is now in charge of special projects and communications at the Zooniverse. He is also behind the Zooniverse’s presence on social media and publishes the Daily Zooniverse blog. Grant obtained a PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2012. His thesis work was on the detection and characterization of […]

Mark Miller

Mark Miller is a PI in Integrative BioSciences at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. Mark’s work focuses on Information Technologies and software in support of Biological/BioMedical research. Before arriving at SDSC, he sampled from many areas of research, including phospholipid and steroid metabolism, eukayotic cell biology, heme enzyme structure:function relationships, and metabolic engineering. His current goal […]

Kristin A Persson

Professor Kristin Persson, University of California Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, studies the physics and chemistry of materials using atomistic and first-principles computational methods coupled with high-performance computing technology, particularly for clean energy production and storage applications.  She directs the Materials Project, a multi-institution, multinational effort to compute the properties of all inorganic materials and provide the data […]

Ian Stokes-Rees

Ian Stokes-Rees is a computational scientist at Continuum Analytics. He has worked in the field of grid and cloud computing for the past decade and consulted in the area of large scale data modelling, processing, analytics and visualization. His primary interest is in developing software and systems to facilitate federated collaborative computing by leveraging front […]

James Taylor

James Taylor is Professor of Biology at Johns Hopkins University, where he is also an Associate Professor of Computer Science. He is one of the original developers of the Galaxy platform for data analysis, and his group continues to work on extending the Galaxy platform. The Galaxy project allows computational tools to be trivially integrated […]

Kaitlin Thaney

Kaitlin Thaney is a technologist, open advocate, and data enthusiast—working to make scientific research more efficient, collaborative, accessible, and usable. She has a keen interest in open science, data sharing and digital infrastructure, and works with policymakers, officials, institutions and researchers in a number of ways to help achieve that vision. She has previously worked […]

Kate Wittenberg

Kate Wittenberg is the Managing Director of Portico. Previously, Kate served as Project Director, Client and Partnership Development for Ithaka S+R, where her innovative work with libraries and publishers helped to develop resources, products, and services that enabled these communities to grow as vibrant digital organizations while remaining true to their core missions. Kate spent most […]

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