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corbatoSteve Corbató has joined the University of Utah's Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute as its Associate Director. The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute has established itself as an international research leader in the areas of scientific computing, scientific visualization, and imaging, and in this new position Steve will help lead more than 100 faculty, staff and students in pursuing innovative, ground-breaking research and development aimed at solving important problems in science, engineering, and medicine.

Steve most recently served as Managing Director for Technology Direction and Development at Internet2, a non-profit, university-led consortium focused on developing and deploying advanced Internet technologies. In that role, he oversaw a broad portfolio of initiatives in high-performance networking, middleware, network diagnostics, and security. He also worked to develop overall strategy and key relationships for Internet2's next generation of network infrastructure.

Steve is recognized as a long-time advocate for the development of regional optical networks. In addition to overseeing the Internet2 K-20 Initiative as well as Internet2's relationship with the Quilt, the national collaborative of advanced regional networks, he was a founder of the FiberCo™ dark fiber acquisition vehicle for higher education. He also was responsible for the Abilene Network, which provides high-performance connectivity and access to advanced network services to over 240 research universities and affiliated institutions in the United States. Starting in 2002, he led the upgrade of Abilene to a 10-Gbps national backbone.

Prior to joining Internet2 in June 2000, Corbató held several advanced networking positions at the University of Washington, Seattle. He also has served as an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering there. Steve earned his degrees in Physics from Rice University (B.A.) and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D.). He later did post-doctoral work at the University of Utah.

Steve started at the SCI Institute on May 15, 2006.

For more information, contact:
Chris Johnson, Ph.D.
Director,
Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute
University of Utah
www.sci.utah.edu
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