Dr. Craig A. Stewart
Executive Director, Pervasive Technology Institute
Dr. Craig A. Stewart is an innovator and strategist in advanced computing and cyberinfrastructure for research and development. (Cyberinfrastructure is defined as “computing systems, data storage systems, advanced instruments and data repositories, visualization environments, and people, all linked together by software and high performance networks to improve research productivity and enable breakthroughs not otherwise possible,” a definition coined by Stewart and colleagues: hdl.handle.net/2022/21589).
Since 2005, Dr. Stewart has been the Executive Director of the Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute (@IU_PTI on twitter). IU PTI is Indiana University’s flagship organization for research and development in cyberinfrastructure, informatics, and computer science in support of science and engineering research, artistic creativity, and cybersecurity. Stewart’s personal research focus is in advanced computing architectures, particularly the optimal use and mix of high performance computing (supercomputing) and cloud computing to address problems in data analysis and simulation. Stewart has a somewhat non-traditional background as a leader in computing; his Ph.D. is in ecology and evolutionary biology, and he has collaborated extensively with researchers in Germany, both of which inform his view of needs and opportunities in the future.