Electrical and Computer Engineering
Field of expertise: Cyberinfrastructure
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. During his tenure, ComputerWorld named him one of the Premiere 100 IT Leaders (2007). Prior to coming to Clemson, Jim was the first CIO and VP for Computing at Purdue, where he was responsible for planning and coordinating all computing and information systems across the university. He currently serves on the NSF Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI) and the NSF Advisory Committee for CRPA Assessment (AC/GPA). In the past, he has served on other NSF Committees as well as national laboratory boards, Educause working groups, and other higher education committees and consortiums.