Kevin Thompson serves as a Program Director in NSF's Advanced Network Infrastructure and Research (ANIR) division of CISE. He is responsible for the NSF Middleware Initiative program and the Experimental Infrastructure Networks program. He started at NSF in January, 2003. Prior to NSF, Mr. Thompson was Senior Manager in MCI's Advanced Internet Technologies department, responsible for engineering and operation of the vBNS network and development of advanced network services. Mr. Thompson received a MS in computer cience from George Washington University (1992) and a BS in computer cience from the University of Virginia (1987).