Jill Gemmill is Associate Vice President, Research Computing & Data; and Research Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University. Jill earned a Ph.D in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and also earned Masters degrees in Computer Science and in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Jill's expertise includes trust relationship management frameworks for federated virtual organizations, three-dimensional computer graphics,real-time programming and data analysis. She has built and led research support teams of applied research scientists who, serving as a bridge between domain expert faculty and enterprise information technology experts, collaboratively design integrated cybersolutions for a variety of research and scholarly multidisciplinary projects. Her past experience includes university Middleware, Data Security Officer, network applications specialist, and Director for a Neuroscience Image Reconstruction Facility. She has been a leader and manager of regional and national programs, resources and staff. Recognition awards include Data Center Executive of the Year (DACEY) Award 2008 for Campus IT Infrastructure Re-Engineering; ESRI Special Achievement in GIS Award, June 2003 for the Woodlawn Housing Initiative Web Site, a proving ground for new concepts in community development; and E-Gov "Best of the Best" Pioneer Award 2002 for the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Interoperability Project. She has published 33 peer reviewed articles and 2 technical books; is cited for technical contributions in 16 publications; has given 40 invited talks; and obtained more than $30 million dollars in external research funding. Her diverse experience and leadership have been invaluable in developing collaborative environments for Virtual Organizations in domains including Social Science, Health Sciences, Computational Science, Bioinformatics, and Ecology. Her work has received funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, Southeastern Universities' Research Association, and the UAB Health Services Foundation. She is co-developer of the myVocs collaboration environment for Virtual Organizations.
In February 2009, a joint workshop of the EDUCAUSE Advanced Core Technologies Initiative Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group (ACTI-CCI) and the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) issued a report and recommendations that addressed the challenges and strategies for developing a coherent cyberinfrastructure from local campus to national facilities.