Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Greg Bell Named Director of Berkeley Lab's Scientific Networking Division and Head of ESnet

Greg Bell

Today, Kathy Yelick, Associate Lab Director of Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences announced that Greg Bell has been named Director of the Lab’s Scientific Networking Division, and will also serve as the head of ESnet, effective immediately. Greg has held both positions on an acting basis since November.

Kathy is quoted as saying, "Greg’s keen understanding of data-driven science – and his clear vision for enhancing discovery through networking – make him the ideal person to lead our new Scientific Networking Division." 

Greg joined ESnet as Chief Information Strategist in 2010, having previously served as Chief Technology Architect for the Lab’s IT Division. He began his career at the Lab in 2001, as a network engineer in the LBLnet Services Group.

Greg is founding chair of the Cyberinfrastructure Advisory Committee for the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Lab (DUSEL, now SURF), and co-founded DOE's grassroots Green IT Working Group. He has served as Berkeley Lab representative to multiple DOE and University of California task forces, and currently serves as a council member for the Open Science Grid.

Greg's leadership is coming at a critical time when ESnet is anticipating unprecedented growth.  We currently have 2 positions open with many more coming soon.

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