ORG University of Florida Title BIO Paul Avery is a Professor at The University of Florida, and a member of their HPC committee. His research is in experimental High Energy Physics and he participates in the CMS experiment at CERN, Geneva. Avery is former Director of two NSF funded Grid projects, GriPhyN and the International Virtual Data Grid Laboratory (iVDGL). He was also co-Principal Investigator on CHEPREO, which used Grid technology and advanced networking to advance important education and outreach goals, UltraLight and PLaNetS, which together helped integrate advanced networking into data intensive computing infrastructures and DISUN (Data Intensive Science University Network), an advanced Grid facility serving the CMS experiment. He is co-PI and a founding member of the Open Science Grid consortium that operates a national Grid consisting of dozens of laboratory and university sites.