2018 Internet2 Global Summit

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Jim Bottum

ORG Internet2 Title Internet2 Presidential Fellow BIO James R. “Jim” Bottum currently serves as the Founding Director of the Center of Excellence in Next Generation Computing and Creativity and as a Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University. Previously, Bottum was Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer for Computing and Information Technology at Clemson University since July 2006, and served in that capacity until August 2016. He led Clemson’s efforts to build a state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure for education, research and service. These efforts resulted in Clemson becoming a Top 100 supercomputing site in the world, linking Clemson to the national research infrastructure and bridging academia and IT staff together on innovative initiatives. Before coming to Clemson University, Bottum was Purdue University's first CIO beginning in August of 2001. Prior to arriving at Purdue, Bottum was the Executive Director for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He serves on several national committees and as Internet2’s Inaugural Presidential Fellow, and in that capacity he is initiating a comprehensive research engagement program focused on members’ campus cyberinfrastructure. Bottum is the Principal Investigator on the national Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research and Educational Facilitation (ACI-REF) Project (NSF Award #1341935), a $5.3 million award to enable a national network of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitators (ACI-REFs) to broaden the impact of advanced computing resources at 6 member campuses. This has also resulted in an NSF Research Coordination Networks program, entitled the Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRC), made up of 28 campuses from around the nation to provide a national forum for the exchange and dissemination of best practices, expertise and technologies, enabling the advancement of campus-based research computing activities. Further, Bottum also serves as an Expert for the National Science Foundation since early 2016.