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Board on Research Data and Information
Policy and Global Affairs Division
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 334-3049

Sylvia Spengler is program director in Division of Information and Intelligent System (IIS) within the Computer and Informational Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation. She also served as program officer for the Biological Database and Informatics in the Biology Directorate. Prior to joining NSD, she was a Director of Department of Energy (DOE) Human Genome Program Field Operations. She served as Co-Director of the Program in Mathematics and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and was the co-Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  She is a co-Chair of the Biodiversity and Ecosystems Informatics work group and the NSF representative to the Interagency Working Group on Digital Data. Her current NSF programs include:
  • Information and Intelligent Systems: Advancing Human-Centered Computing, Information Integration and Informatics, and Robust Intelligence
  • Smart Health and Wellbeing
  • Trustworthy Computing
  • Cyberphysical Systems
  • Sustainable Digital Data Preservation and Access Network Partners