Leadership & Organization

PTI reports to IU Vice President for IT and CIO Brad Wheeler.

PTI enables researchers to carry out new scientific research and creative activity based on IU's advanced IT facilities.

PTI leadership

Executive director, Pervasive Technology Institute

Dr. Craig Stewart leads the Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), IU's flagship initiative for advanced IT research, development, and delivery in support of research, scholarship, and artistic performances. He is particularly involved in leading cyberinfrastructure services affiliated with PTI, and its activities in economic development, training, education, and outreach.

Science Director, Pervasive Technology Institute
Director, Data to Insight Center

Dr. Beth Plale oversees the research mission of the Pervasive Technology Institute, and serves as director of the Data to Insight Center and director of the Center for Data and Search Informatics. Plale is also a professor of computer science and informatics, and provides leadership for several major grant-funded projects and the HathiTrust Research Center.

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Center directors

Director, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research

Von Welch is the director of Indiana University’s (CACR). He specializes in cybersecurity for distributed systems, particularly scientific collaborations and federated identity. His current roles include serving as PI and director for the , a project dedicated to helping NSF science projects with their cybersecurity needs, and CSO of the , a DHS-funded facility to foster software assurance and ...Read More »

Director, Digital Science Center

Dr. Geoffrey Fox is director of the Digital Science Center, associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the IU School of Informatics and Computing, and a professor of informatics and computing and physics at Indiana University. Fox currently works on applying computer science to bioinformatics, defense, earthquake and ice- sheet science, particle physics, and chemical informatics. He is pr...Read More »

Director, Science Gateways Research Center

Pierce leads distributed systems research into scalable cyberinfrastructure to support computational and data-driven science.

PI, National Center for Genome Analysis Support

Dr. Doak manages the National Center for Genomic Analysis Support, aiding genomics researchers across the country in high performance computing.