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Announcement - National Science Foundation Selects LSU Researcher as TeraGrid GIG Director of Science

Daniel S. Katz

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Daniel S. Katz, Ph.D,, a member of LSU’s Center for Computation & Technology, or CCT, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will be Grid Infrastructure Group, or GIG, Director of Science for the TeraGrid.

As TeraGrid GIG Director of Science, Katz will work with national science and engineering groups to understand their advanced computing requirements and to ensure TeraGrid is adequately serving the research and education communities. He also serves as TeraGrid’s liaison to the TeraGrid Science Advisory Board.

Katz began his role with the TeraGrid in mid-August, immediately after being named to the position.  As he starts his new job, Katz is eager to hear from users who have opinions on how TeraGrid can better serve the research and education communities. Users can contact him at

The position is a part-time appointment, and Katz will continue working at LSU while spending half his time on TeraGrid projects.

Katz has a diverse computational science background, including work in engineering, climate, astronomy and scientific visualization. Katz leads the CCT Cyberinfrastructure Development division, which designs, develops and prototypes systems and software. He guides the division’s efforts to develop new computing technologies critical to many areas of research in academia, such as coastal modeling and astrophysics, and in industry, such as restoring the Gulf coast and petroleum engineering.

Stephen Meacham, the National Science Foundation’s senior science and technology adviser responsible for TeraGrid activities, said Katz will play an important role in maintaining the TeraGrid’s responsiveness to the needs of the nation’s research and education communities and in ensuring that it remains a highly agile national cyberinfrastructure.

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