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Data-driven. People-powered.

At the heart of everything we do is a spirit of collaboration, honoring how individual expertise can, collectively, best solve research’s grand challenges.

Working across directorates, guided by a cabinet representing all functions of our organization, NCSA addresses projects as a whole, applying an integrated approach to all we do.

Administrative Office Leads

Engagement Leads (Center/Program/Project Office)

  • TBD, Senior Assistant Director, Engagement
  • Vikram Adve, Principal Investigator, AIFARMS National AI Agriculture Institute
  • Brett Bode, Senior Assistant Director, Delta Project Office
  • Colleen Bushell, Associate Director, Healthcare Innovation Program Office
  • Jonathan Freund, Co-Director, Center for Exascale-enabled Scramjet Design Project Office
  • Volodomyr Kindratenko, Director, Center for AI Innovation
  • Bill Kramer, Executive Director, New Frontiers Initiative
  • Daniel Lapine, Senior Technical Program Manager, Innovative Systems Lab
  • John MacMullen, Executive Director, Midwest Big Data Hub
  • Brendan McGinty, Associate Director, Industry Program
  • Don Petravick, Senior Program Manager, Dark Energy Survey Project
  • Stephen Pietrowicz, Principal Research Programmer, Rubin Observatory
  • John Reid, Executive Director, Center for Digital Agriculture
  • John Towns, PI, ACCESS Coordination Office
  • Joaquin Vieira, Director, Center for Astrophysical Surveys
  • Jessica Wedow, Executive Director, AIFARMS National AI Agriculture Institute

Integrated Cyberinfrastructure Leads

  • James Eyrich, ADO Interim Assistant Director of ICI Operations
  • Doug Fein, Assistant Director, ADO Continuous Improvement and Innovation Division
  • Leslie Froeschl, Senior Program Manager, ADO & ACCESS Operations
  • James Basney, Manager, CyberInfrastructure Security Research (CISR)
  • Chit Khin, Manager, Computing Systems (CS)
  • Matt Kollross, Manager, Network Engineering and Research (NERD)
  • Andy Loftus, Manager, Software Platforms (SP)
  • JD Maloney, Interim Manager, Storage Enabling Technologies (SET)
  • Ryan Walker, Interim Manager, Incident Response and Security (IRST)

Research Consulting Leads

Software Leads

  • Jong Lee, Deputy Associate Director, Software
  • Matthew Berry, Lead Research Programmer, Visual Analytics
  • Lisa Gatzke, Lead Research UIX Designer, UI/UX 
  • Rob Kooper, Lead Research Programmer, Software Design Delivery and Deploy
  • Luigi Marini, Lead Research Programmer, Software Applications and Data Lab
  • Chris Navarro, Lead Research Programmer, Research Software Applications and Learning Technologies
  • Nathan Tolbert, Lead Research Programmer, Tools for Research Institutes and Infrastructure
  • Chris Pond, Lead Data Engineer, Research Data Engineering
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