Scope and Responsibilities

This committee provides strategic leadership and vision to accelerate BU research with leading research technology infrastructure and services. Committee members collaborate with IS&T to leverage industry partnerships or sponsored programs to enhance and expand the impact of BU research infrastructure. Committee scope ranges from advanced networking to high performance computing, big data, specialized research applications, and computationally-intensive research support across a wide range of disciplines. This committee is a partnership between the faculty, IS&T and the office of the VP Research.


  • Anita DeStefano, Professor, SPH Biostatistics/LinGA, BUMC
  • Gloria Waters, Vice President & Associate Provost for Research


  • Wayne Gilmore, Director, Research Computing, Additional IS&T staff as needed.


10-14 faculty from different schools and colleges, including the medical campus

  • Azer Bestavros, Professor, Computer Science
  • Dino Christenson, Associate Professor, Political Science
  • David Coker, Professor, CAS Chemistry
  • Jossee Dupuis, Professor, Biostatistics, BUMC
  • Lindsay Farrer, Professor, Biomedical Genetics, BUMC
  • Roscoe Giles, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Mark McComb, Research Assistant Professor
  • Nathan Jones, Assistant Professor, Special Education
  • Stefano Monti, Associate Professor, School of Medicine
  • Rick Myers, Professor, Neurology Kase, BUMC
  • Claudio Rebbi, Professor, Physics/CCS
  • Michele Rucci, Professor, Psychology
  • Anders Sandvik, Professor, Physics
  • Johannes Schmieder, Assistant Professor, Economics
  • Jim Shank, Research Professor, Physics/ATLAS
  • Saul Youssef, Research Associate Professor, Center for Computational Science

3-5 staff/administrators

  • Ron Corley, Professor and Chairman of Microbiology, Associate Director of NEIDL Institute
  • Bobby Sprinkle, Assistant Vice President, Research and Medical Campus Technology Services
  • Vika Zafrin, Institutional Repository Librarian

Meeting Dates for 2015-2016

September 24, 2015
November 6, 2015
January 8, 2016
March 11, 2016
May 6, 2016
July 8, 2016
September 9, 2016