Daniel A. Reed
Daniel A. Reed is Microsoft’s Scalable and Multicore Computing Strategist, responsible for re-envisioning the data center of the future. Previously, he was the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor at UNC Chapel Hill, as well as the director of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and the chancellor’s senior advisor for strategy and innovation for UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Reed is a member of President Bush’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and a former member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). He recently chaired a review of the federal networking and IT research portfolio, and he is chair of the board of directors of the Computing Research Association.
He was previously head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at UIUC, where he also led National Computational Science Alliance. He was also one of the principal investigators and the chief architect for the NSF TeraGrid. He received his Ph.D. in computer science in 1983 from Purdue University.