ORG UCAR/NCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) Title BIO Don E. Middleton leads the Visualization and Enabling Technologies Section in NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. He is responsible for developing and managing an emerging technologies program that encompasses data and knowledge management, analysis and visualization, collaborative visual computing environments, Grid computing, digital preservation, and education and outreach activities. Don's professional interests center on the frontiers of managing, preserving, and analyzing large, complex earth system datasets and communication using advanced visual technologies. Don is currently serving in a PI or co-PI capacity on a number of projects, including: the Earth System Grid, the Earth System Curator, the Virtual Solar Terrestrial Observatory, the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program, the Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service, and NCAR's Cyberinfrastructure Strategic Initiative. Don recently completed a term on a National Research Council committee for NEES/NEESGrid and Earthquake Engineering and was a contributing author for the new publication, The Visualization Handbook.