Lionel Zupan


Lionel Zupan is the Director for Research and Geospatial Technology Services within Tufts University Information Technology (UIT) services. His mission is to: * establish healthy 2-way communications with Tufts research and GIS communities, * provide as well as market and brand high-quality services to Tufts research and GIS communities, * lead in the monitoring, design, implementation and application of emerging technologies for both research and GIS. A primary focus of his position is to develop, manage and expand University-wide technology services and programs in support of research and GIS across all Tufts schools. Our centralized research IT core services include storage, research software licensing, research and scientific computing (e.g. cluster and bioinformatics server), tools for collaboration and communication, tools for visualization. Our centralized GIS core services include the GIS Center, consultations, geospatial data acquisition, courses and workshops. By providing Tufts research and GIS communities with the highest quality services and by anticipating their technology needs, his goal is to enable Tufts faculty and students to become world leaders in their domain. Education & Background: * Engineer in Computer Science, Area of Specialization "Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Sciences", 1991, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, France. * Ph.D. in Image and Signal Processing, 1995, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, France. * Before coming to Tufts University, Lionel Zupan was Assistant-Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School, and Principal Investigator at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Boston MA). During his academic career, he has been awarded grants from the European Space Agency (ESA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).