Dr. Suzi Iacono

Deputy Assistant Director, Computer and Information Science and Engineering

National Science Foundation

Dr. Suzi Iacono is currently the Deputy Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Among other responsibilities, she serves as the co-chair of the Big Data Senior Steering Group, the focal point for USG interagency Big Data activities under the Networking Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program. She also provides scientific leadership in the development of a federated advanced network testbed now being deployed across US campuses under the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) program.

Over the past fourteen years at NSF, she has served in many capacities, including Division Director (DD) and Deputy DD for Information and Intelligent Systems, DD for the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS), and Acting Deputy of CISE. She headed up the Information Technology Research (ITR) Program, an NSF-wide Priority Area, and was the Program Director for Digital Society and Technologies.

Prior to coming to NSF, she held a faculty position at Boston University, was a Visiting Scholar at the Sloan School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was a Research Associate at the Public Policy Research Office at the University of California, Irvine.

Over the years, she has written journal articles, book chapters and conference papers on Social Informatics, an area of interdisciplinary research and education that integrates aspects of computer and social sciences. Suzi received her PhD from the University of Arizona in Information Systems and her MA and BA from the University of California, Irvine in Social Ecology.



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