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Alan Crosswell

ORG Columbia University Title BIO Alan Crosswell is Associate Vice President and Chief Technologist for Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT). In this role, he is responsible for a staff of approximately 100 professionals providing telephony, network, desktop, systems infrastructure and research computing and administration services for approximately 40,000 end users. He is a graduate of Columbia University's Fu School of Engineering and Applied Sciences department of computer science (B.S. 1981, M.S. 1984) and has worked at the same Columbia department since being hired as a student computer consultant in the late 1970's. His mother no longer asks when he will get a real job. Mr. Crosswell is a member of the Ivy Plus Networks and Infrastructure groups, the Common Solutions Group, the Internet2 Community Leaders Forum as well as the VoIP, IPv6, Presence and Integrated Communications, and Multicast Working Groups (former chairperson), the EDUCAUSE Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group, and Columbia University's Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee. He has served on several ad-hoc policy and technical committees of the New York State Education and Research Network (NYSERNet), including involvement in development of the NYC dark fiber network, selection of ISPs, and the Syracuse Data Center. Mr. Crosswell was recently a panelist on the "Langer Live Video Series: Powering The Energy-Efficient Data Center" presented by the Center for IT Leadership, http://www.centerforitleadership.com/. He is currently Principal Investigator for a $1.2M project co-funded by Columbia University and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for a green data center pilot project.