Dr. Dana Brunson is Executive Director for Research Engagement at Internet2. She is responsible for developing, directing, and executing Internet2’s strategy and active engagement with the national and global communities that support the effective use and development of research cyberinfrastructure. Dana is Principal Investigator of the Research Computing and Data Nexus, a National Science Foundation Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence Pilot, and serves in leadership roles in the Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC), including co-chairing the RCD Capabilities Model working group and the Logistics operations group.
In August 2022, she completed her role as co-manager of the XSEDE Campus Engagement Program which included the Campus Champions. From 2019 to 2021, she served on the Trusted CI leadership team and developed and implemented the Trusted CI Fellows Program. Prior to joining Internet2 in January 2019, she was Assistant Vice President for Research Cyberinfrastructure, Director of the Oklahoma State University High Performance Computing Center, and co-lead of the OneOklahoma Cyberinfrastructure Initiative. She earned her Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mathematics from OSU.
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