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


  • Azer Bestavros, Professor, Computer Science, CAS
  • Dino Christenson, Associate Professor, Political Science, CAS
  • David Coker, Professor, CAS Chemistry
  • Josee Dupuis, Professor, Biostatistics, BUMC
  • Roscoe Giles, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, ENG
  • Lei Guo, Assistant Professor, Emerging Media Studies, COM
  • Arunima Krishna, Assistant Professor, COM
  • Abraham Matta, Professor, Computer Science, CAS
  • Mark McComb, Research Assistant Professor, BUMC
  • Stefano Monti, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, BUMC
  • Rick Myers, Professor, Neurology Kase, BUMC
  • Tyler Perrachione, Assistant Professor, SAR
  • Claudio Rebbi, Professor, Physics/CCS, CAS
  • Matt Reinke, Director, ENG IT
  • Michele Rucci, Professor, Psychology, CAS
  • Anders Sandvik, Professor, Physics, CAS
  • Johannes Schmieder, Assistant Professor, Economics, CAS
  • Bobby Sprinkle, Assistant Vice President, Research and Medical Campus Technology Services, BUMC
  • Dylan Walker, Assistant Professor, Information Systems, Questrom School of Business
  • Saul Youssef, Research Associate Professor, Center for Computational Science, CAS
  • Vika Zafrin, Digital Scholarship Librarian, University Libraries