As associate CIO for research, with dual reporting lines to the vice president for Information Technology/CIO and vice president for Research, Greg Madden’s singular focus is on making it easier for researchers to do research at Penn State. He is responsible for supporting the University’s research mission by focusing on the needs of researchers, administrators, and institutes with respect to research computing, data, and cyberinfrastructure.
He maintains strong relationships with RCCI, the university’s faculty-led, shared governance organization for research computing and cyberinfrastructure, and other research-facing service providers across the University.
Madden serves as steering committee chair for the Association of American Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (AAU-APLU) Accelerating Public Access to Research Data initiative, and co-chair of the Research Data Alliance Social Dynamics of Data Interoperability Interest Group.
Madden has been at Penn State since 2008, most recently serving as senior advisor for Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure for the office of the vice president for Research. He received his master of arts in geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his bachelor of science in computer science and philosophy from the University of Alabama.