Dr. Sara Graves (Immediate Past Chair)

Dr. Sara Graves is the Director of the Information Technology and Systems Center (ITSC), University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, University Professor and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She directs research in scientific data management, data mining, interoperability of data and systems, large-scale distributed systems and geoinformatics.

Graves has also served as the Principal Investigator on more than $70 million worth of research and development grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, NOAA, Dept of Defense, etc.  and as Co-I of the NSF Scholarship for Service program at UAH and past Secretary General of the International Council for Science Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA).

Graves is a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Gulf Research Program Board and the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) Board. She was a founding member of both the NOAA Data Archive and Access Requirements Working Group (DAARWG) of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and the Science Advisory Board of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Climate Change Science Institute.

Her GCOOS board term expires in Fall 2023.