CI Day Bios

Timothy Middelkoop Timothy Middelkoop, University of Missouri,

Timothy Middelkoop is the director of Research Computing Support Services in the Division of Information Technology. He is also an assistant teaching professor in the department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. His research interests include cyberinfrastructure, large-scale (HPC) and multi-core scientific computing, computational optimization, clean energy optimization and control, energy management, integrated design systems, distributed sensor networks, and multi-agent systems.

Henry Neeman Henry Neeman, University of Oklahoma,

Henry Neeman is the founding Director of the OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research (OSCER), Assistant Vice President for Information Technology – Research Strategy Advisor, Associate Professor of Engineering, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma (OU).

Seth Colaner Seth Colaner, Tom’s Hardware,

Seth Colaner is the News Director for Tom’s Hardware, the largest and one of the oldest and most respected enthusiast tech sites on the web. In addition to his duties as an editor, over the years he’s covered a wide variety of computer technology-related subjects, from PC component reviews to interviews with industry leaders to news and more. Publications he’s written for include CPU magazine, Hot Hardware, Tom’s IT Pro, and Tom’s Hardware.

Marie Linvill Marie Linvill, LabArchives,

Marie Linvill is Director of Product Experience for LabArchives and is responsible for the customer experience of 110,000+ users of the company’s professional and classroom cloud-based, Electronic Lab Notebook platform. Additionally, Ms. Linvill oversees LabArchives’ technical support and training teams, quality assurance testing, and Enterprise License implementations.

Robert Schnabel Robert Schnabel, University of Missouri,

Robert Schnabel is Research Associate Professor in the Division of Animal Sciences and Informatics Institute at the University of Missouri. His research involves genomic analyses to identify genetic variation underlying traits of economic interest primarily in beef cattle. His research also involves identifying the genetic causes of diseases in domestic dogs.  Both of these use genome sequencing and high throughput “SNP chip” genotyping with a rapidly increasing volume of data.

Timothy Haithcoat Timothy Haithcoat, University of Missouri,

Timothy L. Haithcoat has more than 30 years of experience developing and managing geospatial technologies in both the research arena of the University of Missouri (MU) and applied environments in support of the missions and mandates of the State of Missouri and the Nation. He has been the Director and Senior Research Specialist for the Geographic Resources Center (GRC) in the department of geography since 1985. He is also the Deputy Director of the Center for Geospatial Intelligence within the College of Engineering. He also serves as the Director of the Missouri Spatial Data Information Service (MSDIS).

Gibson Twyla Gibson, University of Missouri,

Twyla Gibson is Assistant Professor in the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies and Director of the Digital Humanities Commons @ The Allen Institute. Her research focuses on intersections of textual scholarship and digital humanities, especially theories of culture and technology in relation to the academy, libraries, archives, and museums. She has a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Education from the University of Toronto, and pursued postdoctoral research at the University of Michigan.

FBI Seal Stephen Bergeman, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Special Agent Steve Bergeman has been with the FBI for 20 years with assignments to the Chicago Field Office, FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and Kansas City for the last nine years. He has investigated counterintelligence issues, and supervised counterintelligence, human intelligence, and counterterrorism squads. He is currently the Strategic Partnership Coordinator for Kansas City with Special Agent Crawford. Prior to joining the FBI, he served as a Marine Corps Officer and worked in the banking industry in New York City.

FBI Seal Tom Crawford, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Special Agent Tom Crawford has been with the FBI for 20 years. He has experience working white collar, violent crime, drug, international terrorism, and counterintelligence investigations. He has spent more than 13 years on the Kansas City Division’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and served as the Terrorism Finance Coordinator during that time. He has worked closely with the FBI’s U.S. Intelligence Community partners, U.S. military, and many foreign government services, conducting terrorism and counterintelligence investigations. Special Agent Crawford practiced law prior to joining the FBI.

Mark Bookout Mark Bookout, Missouri S&T,

Mark currently serves as the director for Research Support Services at Missouri S&T, a directorate within the IT organization. Mark’s primary professional training is in the area of software engineering, but his work experience spans software development and support while in military service with the U.S. Air Force, private enterprise, and academia. He has accrued more than 25 years of experience spanning software development, systems administration, technical instruction, computer-aided instruction design, product development, development and support team operations, project and program management, and strategic development.

Calyam Prasad Calyam, University of Missouri,

Prasad Calyam is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. His research and development areas of interest include distributed and cloud computing, computer networking, networked-multimedia applications, and cyber security.