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Professor and Tetherless World Constellation Chair
Earth and Environmental Sciences
IT and Web Science
Peter Fox is Tetherless World Constellation Chair and Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Previously, he spent 17 years at the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research as Chief Computational Scientist. Fox's research specializes in the fields of solar and solar-terrestrial physics, computational and computer science, information technology, and grid-enabled, distributed semantic data frameworks. This research utilizes state-of-the-art modeling techniques, internet-based technologies, including the semantic web, and applies them to large-scale distributed scientific repositories addressing the full life-cycle of data and information within specific science and engineering disciplines as well as among disciplines. Fox has spent over 25 years bridging science and distributed data and information systems to support community activities utilizing use case driven design. Fox is chair of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Union Commission on Data and Information and past chair of the AGU Special Focus Group on Earth and Space Science Informatics, is an associate editor for the Earth Science Informatics journal, is a member of the editorial board for Computers in Geosciences. Fox serves on the International Council for Science's Strategic Coordinating Committee for Information and Data.
Computation & Information Technology
Energy and the Environment
Media & the Arts
B.Sc. (Hons I), Monash University, Mathematics Ph.D. Monash University, Mathematics
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