CI Compass Director recognized with USC ISI’s signature honor for world-class researchers

Author: Christina Clark

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On January 20, 2023, Ewa Deelman, CI Compass Principal Investigator, was honored by the University of Southern California (USC) Information Sciences Institute (ISI) with an ISI Fellow title, the Institute’s signature honor.

According to USC ISI’s website, Fellows are “periodically awarded to our most exceptional researchers. These individuals have made world-class contributions to science, technology or both, earning them international reputations in their disciplines.”

Deelman is one of four interdisciplinary Fellows with this honor. She is recognized for her "contributions in the automation of scientific computing applications and advancing the role of computation in scientific domains of societal importance," according to the ISI selection committee.

“I am honored to be recognized as an ISI Fellows,” said Deelman. “I look forward to continuing my research in distributed computing, developing computation automation capabilities, and  advancing how cyberinfrastructure is utilized in the science community.”

Deelman is the founding director and principal investigator of CI Compass, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence. CI Compass engages with NSF Major Facilities to advise and find solutions to cyberinfrastructure challenges that hold up some of the scientific discoveries and work being done by researchers at the facilities. The center’s engagements include working with, evaluating, and advising on cyberinfrastructure solutions for the Seismological Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (SAGE), Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (GAGE), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), and more. 

Deelman is also a research professor and research director of Scientific Computation Technologies, and principal scientist within USC’s ISI. According to Deelman, her main area of research is distributed computing with a focus on scientific workflows and systems.

“I research how to best support the execution of complex scientific applications on a variety of computational environments, including campus clusters, high-performance systems, and clouds. I have designed new algorithms for job scheduling, resource provisioning, and data storage optimization in the context of scientific workflows,” said Deelman in her USC ISI research summary.

Learn more about Deelman’s work, and the USC ISI Fellows here: and 


About CI Compass

CI Compass is funded by the NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering under grant number 2127548. Its participating research institutions include the University of Southern California, Indiana University, Texas Tech University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Utah.

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