Daniel S Katz

Senior Fellow


Daniel S. Katz is a Senior Fellow in the Computation Institute (CI) at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory and is currently a Program Director in the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (formerly the Office of Cyberinfrastructure) at the National Science Foundation. He was previously Open Grid Forum Area Co-director for Applications and TeraGrid GIG Director of Science. He is also an affiliate faculty member at the Center for Computation & Technology (CCT), Louisiana State University (LSU), where he was previously Director for Cyberinfrastructure Development from 2006 to 2009, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at LSU. He was previously employed by JPL from 1996 to 2006, and by Cray Research from 1993 to 1996.  Dan received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1988, 1990, and 1994, respectively.
Dan's 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, including HPC, Grid, Cloud, etc. 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.