Francine Berman

Council Member

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Dr. Francine Berman is the Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She is a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a 2009 ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award recipient for "influential leadership in design, development and deployment of national-scale cyberinfrastructure." Dr. Berman is U.S. lead of the Research Data Alliance, an international organization created to accelerate research data sharing. She is also Chair of the Anita Borg Institute Board of Trustees and a member of the Sloan Foundation Board of Trustees. Previously, Dr. Berman served as Director of San Diego Supercomputer Center and Vice President for Research at RPI. She was co-Chair of the NRC Board on Research Data and Information, the NSF Advisory Committee for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, and the Blue Ribbon Task Force for Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, Chair of the AAAS Information, Computing and Communication Section, and a member of the NIGMS Advisory Council. Dr. Berman has been recognized by the Library of Congress as a "Digital Preservation Pioneer.”