Dr. Jennifer Schopf the Director of International Networks at Indiana University, where she oversees several NSF-funded networking awards, TransPac, and Networks for European, American, and African Research (NEAAR), all of which support network infrastructure for international collaborations. She also leads the NetSage collaboration, which provides measurement and monitoring for NSF-funded international circuits and the Engagement and Performance Operations Center(EPOC) which supports both domestic and international science engagement to improve research outcomes. As part of all these projects, there is an emphasis on the need to understand the end-user needs to enable collaborations and science engagement. Prior to IU, she was an NSF program officer and helped to develop pragmatic networking solicitations, as well as supporting several data and cyberinfrastructure solicitations.
Dr. Jason Leigh
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.