CTSC Advisory Committee

TOM BARTON is senior director for architecture, integration and chief information security officer at the University of Chicago. He has strong ties to Internet2 and InCommon as the lead for the Internet2 Middleware Initiative's Grouper project. He is a member of the Middleware Architecture Committee for Education, the InCommon Federation's Technical Advisory Committee, and EDUCAUSE's Identity Management Working Group.

NEIL CHUE HONG is director of the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI), the UK national facility for cultivating world-class research through software. He is responsible for representing the SSI and UK researchers' software interests nationally and internationally. Within the organization, he oversees SSI operations, leads the community engagement, develops and manages collaborations, and acts as the principal liaison with stakeholders. This is done to address the institute's key themes of skills and training, recognition and reward, career paths, and reproducible research.

DON E. MIDDLETON leads the Visualization and Enabling Technologies Section in NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. Don currently serves as PI or co-PI on a number of projects, including the Earth System Grid, the Earth System Curator, the Virtual Solar Terrestrial Observatory, the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program, the Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service, and NCAR's Cyberinfrastructure Strategic Initiative.

NICHOLAS J. MULTARI is the senior project manager for research in cyber security at the Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) in Richland, Washington.  He establishes the direction and leads the execution of the various research projects resulting in a rigorous foundation upon which security concepts are matured and implemented.  Prior to joining PNNL,  he was the manager for trusted cyber technology at Boeing Research and Technology in Seattle, Washington. In that position, Nick directed and led a group of researchers conducting research, development, and technology assessment of cyber and information assurance technologies in support of Boeing Business Unit needs. In 2008, he served as a consultant to the USAF Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) investigating the effects of the contested cyber environment on the USAF mission. In addition to being a Senior Security Engineer with Scitor Corporation in Northern Virginia, Nick spent 20 years as a computer scientist in the Air Force retiring as a Lt. Col. In the Air Force, his positions ranged from system acquisitions to networking to computer security management. He received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Manhattan College, New York; a master’s degree in computing and information science from Trinity University, Texas; and a PhD in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin.

NANCY WILKINS-DIEHR of the San Diego Supercomputing Center has a breadth of experience in community engagement. She is currently director of  XSEDE's Extend Collaborative Support for Communities program, which includes Science Gateway initiatives. She is also the PI on a Science Gateway Institute conceptualization grant.