Project Team

Dr. Jennifer M. Schopf is the Director of Internationals Networks at Indiana University (IU), overseeing the NSF-funded America Connects to Europe (ACE) and Trans Pacific (TransPac3) awards. Prior to IU, Schopf spent a year at the IEEE Computer Society as a strategic analyst and 4 years at the US National Science Foundation where she helped to develop domestic and international pragmatic networking solicitations, applied software programs, and EarthCube, a largescale geoscience cyberinfrastructure data-centric project. Her research focuses on performance, anomaly detection, and user requirements gathering, primarily in distributed systems with relation to large data use.

Dr. Sean Peisert is jointly appointed as an associate adjunct professor and faculty member in the Graduate Groups in Computer Science, Forensic Science, and Health Informatics at the University of California, Davis; and as a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research interests cover a broad cross section of computer and network security. He is currently working on security research in the areas of intrusion detection, forensic analysis, vulnerability analysis, policy modeling, security metrics, the insider threat, elections and electronic voting, cyber-physical systems, the smart/power grid, and fault tolerance. Previously, he was an I3P Research Fellow and was a computer security researcher at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). He received his Ph.D., Masters, and Bachelors degrees in Computer Science from UC San Diego.

Mr. Brian L. Tierney is a Staff Scientist and group leader of the ESnet Advanced Network Technologies Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and is PI of ESnet's 100G Network Testbed Project. His research interests include high-performance networking and network protocols; distributed system performance monitoring and analysis; network tuning issues; and the application of distributed computing to problems in science and engineering. He has been the PI for several DOE research projects in network and Grid monitoring systems for data intensive distributed computing. Brian has been at LBNL since 1990.

Dr. Jason Leigh is the Director of LAVA: the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & applications, and Professor of Information & Computer Sciences at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He is also Director Emeritus of the Electronic Visualization Lab and the Software Technologies Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he maintains appointments in the Computer Science and Communications departments. His research expertise includes: Big data visualization; virtual reality; high performance networking; and video game design. He is co-inventor of the CAVE2 Hybrid Reality Environment, and SAGE: Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment software, which has been licensed to Mechdyne Corporation & Vadiza Corporation, respectively.