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Lifka joins National Science Foundation CISE Advisory Committee

Contact: Paul Redfern
Cell: (607) 227-1865

FOR RELEASE: October 12, 2017

Dr. David Lifka, Cornell’s Vice President for Information Technologies and Chief Information Officer, and Director of the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) has accepted an invitation from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to join the Directorate for Computer, Information Science & Engineering Advisory Committee. Members of the CISE Advisory Committee provide advice on the impact of NSF support polices and programs on the CISE community; provide oversight on program management and performance; and provide advice to the CISE Assistant Director on special issues, forming adhoc subcommittees to carry out needed studies as necessary.

Lifka is a high-performance computing industry veteran with over 25 years experience in management and technology leadership positions at Cornell University and Argonne National Laboratory. He is a member of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation, Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded Aristotle Cloud Federation, and a lead in the NSF cyberinfrastructure project XSEDE. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and received a ComputerWorld Smithsonian Award for innovations in information technology.

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