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Francine Berman

Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Published onApr 10, 2020
Francine Berman

Francine Berman is the Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She is a Fellow of the AAAS, IEEE, and ACM. In 2009, Berman was the inaugural recipient of the ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award for "influential leadership in the design, development, and deployment of national-scale cyberinfrastructure." In 2015, she was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become a member of the National Council on the Humanities. Berman is a founder of the Research Data Alliance, a community-driven international organization created to accelerate research data sharing. She has served in many leadership positions including as Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center, co-Chair of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information, and co-Chair of the US-UK Blue Ribbon Task Force for Sustainable Digital Preservation. Berman currently serves as a Trustee of the Sloan Foundation and the Anita Borg Institute. Her research interests include data cyberinfrastructure, stewardship, preservation and policy, and social and ethical impact of the Internet of Things.

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