Daniel S. Katz is Chief Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Research Associate Professor in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He was previously a Senior Fellow in the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, a Program Director in the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure at the National Science Foundation, Director for Cyberinfrastructure Development at the Center for Computation & Technology, Louisiana State University, Principal Member of the Information Systems and Computer Science Staff and Supervisor of the Parallel Applications Technologies group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and a computational scientist at Cray Research, Inc. His Ph.D. is in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northwestern University.
Dan’s career has been spent in the development and use of advanced cyberinfrastructure to solve challenging problems at multiple scales, including in applications, algorithms, fault tolerance, and programming in parallel and distributed computing, and in the last ten years, focusing on policy issues, including citation and credit mechanisms and practices associated with software and data, organization and community practices for collaboration, and career paths for computing researchers. He is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM, and a founding editor and Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Open Source Software. He co-founded the US Research Software Engineer Association (US-RSE) and the Research Software Alliance (ReSA); has been a volunteer for hundreds of conferences and workshops in roles from steering committee chair to conference chair to program committee member; has served on the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP), the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC); the IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing (TFCC); and was the initial webmaster and website creator for the IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society.
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