2014 Technology Exchange

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Speaker Details

Steve Corbato

ORG University of Utah Title Interim CIO BIO Steve Corbato currently serves as interim CIO at the University of Utah and for the Utah System of Higher Education. He also is an adjunct faculty member in the University's School of Computing. Most recently as deputy CIO at the University of Utah, Corbató oversaw the research computing, infrastructure, and unified communications elements of the diverse campus IT portfolio. He also served as the interim director of the U's Center for High Performance Computing and . Previously, Corbató directed the Internet2 Abilene Network (now the Internet2 Network), which served as the principal backbone for U.S. higher education and advanced regional networks, such as the Utah Education Network. He also started the FiberCo non-profit holding company to assist higher education gain access to dark fiber for facilities-based optical networking and the Manhattan Landing international research and education exchange point in New York City. Prior to Internet2, he served as manager of network engineering, principal Internet architect, and an adjunct faculty member in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. At Utah, he has spurred the creation of a new research and education optical network (BONFIRE) connecting the University of Utah, Utah State University, Brigham Young University, the Utah Education Network (UEN), and Internet2 in partnership with Utah Transit Authority, Utah Department of Transportation, and commercial telecoms. He currently serves as a member of the UEN governing board. He is a frequent member of review panels for NSF and DOE and recently served on an ad hoc NSF committee on mid-scale infrastructure investments in computer science and engineering research. He is the chair of the Rice project board within the Kuali community source initiative developing administrative, student, and library software. His academic background is in experimental astrophysics, and he earned his bachelor's degree at Rice University and his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. From 1988 through 1993, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Utah.