Principal Investigators

Wed, 2011-09-14 22:30 -- acisadmin

Dr. Gil Nelson

Director of iDigBio
Florida Museum of Natural History

Responsible for overall project management, oversight of the national resource activities, and implementation of the strategic plan, including assurance that the digitization, research and educational missions of the national resource are integrated and accomplished.
Contact Dr. Nelson



Dr. José Fortes

Director, Advanced Computing and Information Systems (ACIS) Laboratory
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida

Oversight of data integration, support for computational needs and assessment of new technologies and programs to facilitate digitization efforts including directing the development of "appliances" to facilitate digitization and the development of cloud storage capabilities.
Contact Dr. Fortes



Dr. David Blackburn

iDigBio Director for Education, Outreach, Diversity, & Inclusion
Associate Curator of Herpetology, Florida Museum of Natural History

Oversight of educational and outreach activities and their assessment at iDigBio, the TCNs and at other digitization projects involving biological collections.
Contact Dr. Blackburn



Dr. Austin Mast

iDigBio Director for Digitization & Workforce Development
Director of the Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium at Florida State University

Oversight of data integration, support for computational needs, and assessment of new technologies to facilitate digitization efforts in the community.
Contact Dr. Mast



Dr. Pamela Soltis

iDigBio Director for Facilitating Research
Distinguished Professor, University of Florida, and Curator, Florida Museum of Natural History

Liaison to the scientific community and coordination of scientific research activities and needs identified by the collections community with iDigBio and TCN activities.
Contact Dr. Soltis