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Charlie Catlett

ORG Argonne National Laboratory Title BIO Charlie Catlett has been involved in Internet deployment and research for 17 years, beginning as part of the team that deployed the NSFNET backbone network. His current work involves the deployment of a dark fiber and WDM transport network in the Chicago area, which will be used to support a 40 Gb/s network for the TeraGrid project, of which he is the Executive Director. Charlie is also Chair of the Global Grid Forum, a rapidly growing middleware standards body. Prior to joining Argonne National Laboratory in 2000, Charlie was Chief Technology Officer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). As a founding member of the NCSA team in 1985, Catlett was instrumental in establishing NCSA''s leading-edge capabilities in networking, distributed systems, metacomputing, and clustering. Charlie was part of the original NSFNET backbone team in the mid 1980''s and led NCSA''s research in Gigabit networks, becoming Chief Technology Officer in 1996 and serving on the NCSA PACI Alliance executive committee. Catlett is a Senior Fellow at the Argonne/University of Chicago Computation Institute and a Visiting Scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Computer Science.