Dr. Fran Berman, a pioneer in grid computing, is the director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center. First holder of the Jacobs School of Engineering High Performance Computing Endowed Chair, and Professor in UC San Diego's Computer Science and Engineering Department, Dr. Berman's vision has led SDSC into the Internet Age. She is one of the two founding Principal Investigators of the National Science Foundation's TeraGrid project, and also directed the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI), a consortium of 41 research groups. Dr. Berman has served on a broad spectrum of national and international leadership groups and committees and is currently co-chair of the international Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access. Dr. Berman has been recognized by Business Week as one of the top women in technology and by the IEEE Spectrum as one of the top technologists.
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