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Leadership

Dr. Francine Berman
Chair, RDA/US
Co-Chair, RDA Council

Dr. Francine Berman is the Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE and AAAS. In 2009, Berman was the inaugural recipient of the ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award for “influential leadership in the design, development, and deployment of national-scale cyberinfrastructure.”
 
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Yolanda Meleco
Project Director, RDA/US
RDA Secretariat

Yolanda has more than fifteen years experience working in senior-level communications positions in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and finance industries. She leads the development and implementation of strategy and communications activities that promote the mission, efforts and programs of RDA/U.S and RDA.
 
 

Dr. Beth Plale
RDA/US Vice Chair
RDA Organizational Board

Dr. Beth Plale is a full Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. She has broad research and governance interest in long-term preservation and access to scientific data, and enabling computational access to large-scale data for broader groups of researchers. Her specific research interests are in tools for metadata and provenance capture, data repositories, cyberinfrastructure for large-scale data analysis, and workflow systems.
 
 

Larry Lannom
RDA/US Vice Chair
RDA Organizational Board
RDA Technical Advisory Board
Larry Lannom is Director of Information Services and Vice President at the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), where he works with organizations in both the public and private sectors to develop experimental and pilot applications of advanced networking and information management technologies.

 
 
 
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Jamie Lupo-Petta
RDA/US Administrative Coordinator

Jamie provides all administrative support to the RDA/US leadership team and members, which includes coordination of travel, accounting transactions and outreach communications.
 
 

RDA/US Advisory Committee
RDA/US also has an Advisory Committee comprised of members who also serve as co-chairs of RDA Interest and Working Groups and/or members of the global RDA’s Technical Advisory Board, Organizational Advisory Board, Secretariat and Council.  These members include:

 

Bridget Almas
Tufts University

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Dr. George Alter
University of Michigan

bioCADDIE Steering Committee member; Co-chair of the RDA Domain Repositories Interest Group

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Sayeed Choudhury
John Hopkins University

Associate Dean for Research Data Management

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Dr. Gary Berg-Cross
Spatial Ontology Community of Practice

RDA/US Advisory Committee member

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Stephen Diggs
Hydrographic Data Group at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)

RDA Technical Advisory Board member

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Tim DiLauro
John Hopkins University

Co-chair of the RDA PID Information Types Working Group

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Ruth Duerr
American Geophysical Union

Co-chair of the RDA Preservation e-Infrastructure and RDA Domain Repositories Interest Groups

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Dr. Kim Fortun
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Co-chair of the RDA Digital Practices in History and Ethnography Interest Group

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Dr. Mike Fortun
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Co-chair of the RDA Digital Practices in History and Ethnography Interest Group

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Dr. Peter Fox
Tetherless World Constellation

RDA TAB (Technical Advisory Board) member

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Dr. Jane Greenberg
Drexel University

Co-chair of the RDA Metadata Standards Directory (MASDIR) Working Group

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Dr. Bob Hanisch
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Co-chair of the RDA Domain Repositories Interest Group

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Dr. Tony Hey
University of Washington

RDA Council Member

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Dr. Jason Baird Jackson
Indiana University

Co-chair of the RDA Digital Practices in History and Ethnography Interest Group

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Rebecca Koskela
DataOne

Co-chair of several groups concerned with metadata

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Dr. Inna Kouper
Indiana University

Co-chair of the RDA Engagement Interest Group

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Andrew Maffei
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Co-chair of the RDA Engagement Interest Group

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Dr. Reagan Moore
Renaissance Computing Institute

Co-chair of the RDA Practical Policy Working Group

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Dr. Carole Palmer
University of Washington

RDA Technical Advisory Board member

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Dr. Kwo-Sen Kuo
Bayesics, LLC

Co-chair of the RDA Big Data Interest Group

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Dr. Victoria Stodden
Stanford University

Co-chair of the RDA Reproducibility Interest Group

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Paul Uhlir
The National Academies

Co-chair of the RDA/CODATA Legal Interoperability Interest Group

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Dr. James A. Warren
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Co-chair of the RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure & Interoperability Interest Group

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