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Daniel A. Reed is the senior vice president for academic affairs (provost) at the University of Utah. Previously, he was the university chair in computational science and bioinformatics, and professor of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and medicine at the University of Iowa, where he also served as vice president for research and economic development. Prior to that, he was Microsoft’s corporate vice president for technology policy and extreme computing, where he helped shape Microsoft's long-term vision for technology innovations in cloud computing and the company's policy engagement with governments and institutions, worldwide.
Before joining Microsoft, he was the founding director of the Renaissance Computing Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with joint faculty appointments at Duke and North Carolina State University. At UNC-CH, he also served as chancellor’s eminent professor and vice chancellor for information technology. Prior to that, he was Gutgsell Professor and head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He was one of the principal investigators and chief architect for the NSF TeraGrid, which became NSF XSEDE.
Reed is currently is a member of the U.S. National Science Board, which provides oversight for the U.S. National Science Foundation, the scientific advisory committee for Argonne National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s technical review panel. He chairs the Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee, the National Academies Panel on Computational Sciences at the Army Research Laboratory; and he is the outgoing chair of section T (Information, Computing, and Communication) of the AAAS.
Reed has served as a member of the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the U.S. President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee. He has served on the National Academies Board on Global Science and Technology, the International Telecommunications Union CTO Council, the Advisory Committee for Electronic Records for the National Archives, and the ICANN Generic Names Supporting Organization Council. He is the past chair of the board of directors of the Computing Research Association, which represents doctoral degree-granting computer science departments in North America, and currently serves on its government affairs committee. As chair of CRA, he was one of the co-founders of the Computing Community Consortium.
Reed is a fellow of the ACM, the IEEE, and the AAAS. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Purdue University, all in computer science.