IU has named Jennifer M. Schopf its new director of international networking. On August 1, Schopf officially joined the Office of the Vice President for Information and Technology and CIO to lead IU’s advanced, high-performance networking efforts around the world. She succeeds James G. Williams, IU’s first director of international networking who is now retiring after a 30-year career at the university.
Schopf brings a wealth of expertise in high performance computing, distributed systems and international networking. She previously served as a program officer at the National Science Foundation.
“Dr. Schopf is eminently qualified to lead this highly critical role for research and education networks. Throughout her impressive career, she has demonstrated an excellent ability to lead while also building a record of many successful collaborations,” said Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for information technology and CIO. “She possesses a solid foundation of network and scientific knowledge, and is well traveled and familiar with the world’s changing political scene – all of which are important as we seek to build relationships with scientists and governments around the world.”