Dr. Lucy Nowell is a computer scientist and program manager in the
Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) within the
Department of Energy’s Office of Science. She manages a broad spectrum
of ASCR-funded computer science research, with a particular emphasis on
scientific data management and analysis. Dr. Nowell moved to ASCR in the
spring of 2009 from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), where
she was a Chief Scientist in the Information Analytics group.
coming to ASCR, Dr. Nowell was on temporary duty, serving for two years
as a Program Director in the area of Data, Data Analysis and
Visualization with the Office of Cyberinfrastructure at National Science
Foundation (NSF). She also served for four years as a research Program
Manager for the Department of Defense, managing a variety of projects
related to information analysis and visualization. Dr. Nowell joined
PNNL in August 1998 after a career as a professor at Lynchburg College
in Virginia, where she taught a wide variety of courses in Computer
Science and Theatre. She also headed the Theatre program and later
chaired the Computer Science Department.
While pursuing her Master of
Science and doctorate in computer science at Virginia Tech in
Blacksburg, Virginia, she worked as a Research Scientist in the Digital
Libraries Research Laboratory and also interned with the Information
Access team at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Laboratories.