Stan Ahalt leads the DFC Facility. He is the director of the Renaissance Computing Institute and a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UNC-CH.
Chitta Baral leads development of policy languages for the DFC. He has published extensively on rule-based languages and has written a definitive book on the topic of using rule based languages for knowledge representation, reasoning and problem solving. His research on this encompasses specification, verification as well as automatic generation and involves aspects such as active databases, work flows, rule integration and semantic web. Chitta is an area editor of the journal ACM Trans. on Computational Logic and an associate editor of the journal of AI Research.
Sheau-Yen Chen is a staff member of the DICE group at the University of California, San Diego. Sheau-Yen provides operational support for the DFC federation.
Andrea Chiba is co-director of the Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center, one of six Science of Learning Centers funded by NSF, and an associate professor in Cognitive Science and the Program in Neuroscience at UCSD. She leads the Interacting Memory Systems Network of the TDLC, coordinating research on the timing of interactions among memory systems.
Mike Conway participates in the DFC technology group and is a staff member of the DICE group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where Mike is also a graduate student in the School of Information and Library Science. Mike develops advanced user interfaces to the DFC Federation Hub.
Jonathan Crabtree leads the DFC Social Science group. He is Assistant Director for Archives and Information Technology at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC Chapel Hill. He serves on the Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS) operations committee which federated major U.S. social science archives. He is participating in an international effort to federate archives around the globe through the Data Archives Technology Alliance (DATA).
Bakinam Essawy is a graduate student in the Center for Transportation Studies, University of Virginia. Bakinam automates watershed analyses.
Jon Goodall is a co-PI on the DFC project. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia and co-leads the hydrology research domain. He coodinates development of hydrology workflows for the Variable Infiltration Capacity watershed model.
Jane Greenberg is the Alice B. Kroeger Professor in the College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University. Jane is the director of the Metadata Research Center.
Karl Gustafson assists in program management for the DFC project. He coordinates meetings, manages reports, and coordinates information exchange.
Alan Hall is the NOAA CLASS Operations Manager / Enterprise Architect. Alan tracks application of DFC data grid technologies for management of scientific data collections.
Christopher (Cal) Lee is Assistant Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina. He is co-PI on two projects (DigCCurr and DigCCurr2), which are preparing professionals and scholars to address long-term digital curation. His primary research focuses are standardization of digital preservation, including professional education.
Christopher Lenhardt leads the management of the production data federation hub for DFC.
Deborah Maron is a graduate student in the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Nirav Merchant leads the participation by the iPlant Collaborative in the DFC project. He coordinates development of user interfaces for the iPlant data grid, which supports 10,000 researchers in plant biology. He is a professor in the Biochemistry Department.
Reagan Moore is the DFC PI. He is a professor in the School of Information and Library Science at UNC, RENCI Chief Scientist for cyberinfrastructure, and Director of the DICE Center at UNC. His research focuses on data grids and persistent archives.
John Orcutt leads the DFC SciON (Scientific Observatory Network) group. He is Director of UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography Center for Earth Observations and the PI of the NSF’s Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP). He is the Editor-in-Chief of a new open AGU journal, Earth and Space Science, with the purpose of publishing data, methods, software and hardware critical to the collection of environmental data. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a member of the National Research Council’s Ocean Studies Board. His research interests include the exploitation of information technology for the collection and processing of real-time environmental data, including climate.
Arcot Rajasekar leads the DFC Technology group. He is a professor in the School of Information and Library Science at UNC-CH. He leads the development of the iRODS data grid, leads the development of policy initiatives for data management, leads the data management subsystem for the Ocean Observatories Initiative, and supports development for the Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center IRB management policies.
Lisa Stillwell is a staff member at the Renaissance Computing Institute. Lisa provides operational support for the DFC Federation Hub.
Helen R. Tibbo leads the DFC Policy group. She is a professor in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina where she teaches in the areas of archives and records management, digital preservation and access, electronic retrieval, and reference. She is a member of the ISO Repository Audit and Certification Standard Working Group. Her research focuses on archival users across the lifecycle of content and user-based evaluation methods and metrics.
Mary Whitton is the Project Manager for the DFC project. She coordinates project deliverables, budgets, and reports. She is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UNC-CH.
Hao Xu participates in the DFC Technology group and is a staff member of the DICE group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the central developer of the DataBook technology for tracking usage of shared collections. He is the developer of the rule engine for automating policy enforcement within the iRODS data grid.