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Jim Williams

While director of International Networks at IU, Jim Williams oversaw a team of advanced network professionals supporting a variety of endeavors, from niche projects to large-scale research efforts, using high-performance networking as a tool to advance scientific diplomacy. He also serves as principal investigator on the following U.S. National Science Foundation awards:

  • TransPAC5, the latest iteration of the original NSF TransPAC award, launched in 1998 with IU Chancellor and former President Michael A. McRobbie as principal investigator. At its core, TransPAC is a decades-long collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region to improve networks in support of research and education.
  • Networks for European, American, African, and Arctic Research (NEA3R), the successor to the America Connects to Europe (ACE) project. NEA3R is a powerful, cross organizational resource to provide services and bandwidth connecting researchers in the United States with their counterparts in Europe, Africa, and the Arctic.

Williams' research interests included high-performance networking, distributed network operations, and development and deployment of networking in support of research and education in developing countries. He earned a master's degree in systems science from Michigan State University.