Associate Director, Senior Data Science Fellow, Executive Committee and Working Group Lead, Software Tools, Environments, and Support
Data Management, Reproducibility & Open Science, Visualization & Human Computer Interaction
Dr. Bill Howe holds an Affiliate Associate Professor appointment in Computer Science & Engineering, where he conducts research in scientific databases, data-intensive scalable computing, visualization, and democratization of scientific analysis (Citizen Science).
He serves on the Science Advisory Board of the SciDB project, a collaboration of database leaders building a new database system for science customers from the ground up. Previously, he worked with environmental modelers at the NSF Science & Technology Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP), developing systems and formalisms for querying grid-structured datasets produced by environmental simulations.
In both 2008 and 2010, he was awarded a Jim Gray seed grant from Microsoft Research for work on managing environmental modeling data, and a two-year NSF Cluster Exploratory grant to develop a platform for scientific data analysis at interactive speeds using a commodity cluster. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Portland State University and a Bachelors degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Bill’s expertise includes databases, scalable data analysis, web services and data dissemination, specialized data systems (big, complex, domain-specific), and cloud computing.