Director, Digital Curation Innovation Center
The Institute for Systems Research
Richard is a professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, director of the newly formed Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC) and director of the Sustainable Archives and Leveraging Technologies (SALT) lab. He is an affiliate faculty member of ISR and the Department of Computer Science.
Prior to his time at Maryland, he conducted research at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego for over a decade with an affiliation in the Division of Social Sciences in the Urban Studies and Planning program. His research interests center on digital preservation, sustainable archives, cyberinfrastructure, and big data. He is currently the Maryland lead on a 5-year, $10.5M 2013-2018 NSF/DIBBs implementation grant with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign called "Brown Dog." He holds degrees in Avionics and Electrical Engineering, a Master's and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa, and conducted a postdoc in Computational Geography.
Digital preservation, archives and records management, digital curation, electronic records, digital humanities, spatial informatics, sustainable archives, cyber-infrastructure, and big data