Beth Plale

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31 May 2013

Beth Plale

ex-RDA TAB Co-Chair

Director, Data to Insight Center
Managing Director, Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI)
Professor, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

Beth Plale is a full Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. She has broad research and governance interest in long-term preservation and access to scientific data, and enabling computational access to large-scale data for broader groups of researchers. Her specific research interests are in tools for metadata and provenance capture, data repositories, cyberinfrastructure for large-scale data analysis, and workflow systems. Plale is deeply engaged in geoinformatics research and education and has substantive experience in developing stable and useable scientific cyberinfrastructure.
Plale is co-Director of the Sloan funded HathiTrust Research Center, steering group member of Research Data Alliance, co-PI on the NSF DataNet Sustainable Environments – Actionable Data project. She is a past Fellow of CIC Academic Leadership Program, a DOE Early Career awardee, and is on the editorial board for Journal of Concurrency and Computation Practice and Experience.