Christine Kirkpatrick

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San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego
Christine Kirkpatrick, is the division director for Research Data Services (formerly IT Systems & Services) at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego, and the Executive Director of the National Data Service (NDS), a U.S. initiative focused on how scientists and researchers across all disciplines can find, reuse, and publish data. Christine hosts the first US GO FAIR coordination office at SDSC, dedicated to bridging the gap in data stewards through training and tools that enable data to be born FAIR (Findable Accessible Interoperable Reusable). Kirkpatrick is also Deputy Director and co-PI for the National Science Foundation-funded West Big Data Innovation Hub. Christine has been with University of California for 22 years, and previously headed UC San Diego’s Academic Computing unit, taught online for UCSD Extension’s Education department for 13 years, and was a founding member of the UCSD Teaching Online certificate. Prior to UC, she worked in industry for multiple software companies. She holds a Masters from UC San Diego in Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering. Christine serves on the Technical Advisory Board for the Research Data Alliance (RDA), the External Advisory Boards for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC-Hub) and EOSC-Nordic. She co-chaired the Women in Data Science & Engineering Workshop at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering. Christine is a founding member of Ada’s Lunch Club, an outreach initiative designed to connect underserved undergrad and graduate populations with the (SD) Supercomputer Center.