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Chief Scientist Daniel S. Katz

Portrait of Daniel S. Katz
Daniel S. Katz, Chief Scientist

Daniel S. Katz is chief scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) where he holds multiple faculty positions, including as research associate professor in the departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Information Sciences. He is a prominent leader in advanced research computing and a sought-after voice on software sustainability, including presenting keynotes at the New Zealand Research Software Engineering Conference 2022, the Latin America High Performance Computing Conference and the 36th Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering at CBSoft 2022.

Katz is an alumnus of Northwestern University, earning his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in Electrical Engineering there. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), co-founder and current associate editor-in-chief of the Journal of Open Source Software, co-founder of the U.S. Research Software Engineer Association (US-RSE) and co-founder and steering committee chair of the Research Software Alliance (ReSA).

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