Daniel S. Katz is Chief Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and 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 (CI) 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 (CCT), Louisiana State University, a Principal Staff Member and Group Supervisor at JPL, and a Computational Scientist at Cray Research. His interest is in the development and use of advanced cyberinfrastructure to solve challenging problems at multiple scales. His technical research interests are in applications, algorithms, fault tolerance, and programming in parallel and distributed computing. He is also interested in 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 received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University in 1988, 1990, and 1994, respectively. He is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM, co-founder and current Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Open Source Software, co-founder of the US Research Software Engineer Association (US-RSE), and co-founder and steering committee chair of the Research Software Alliance (ReSA).
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