Dr. Keith Marzullo started on August 1, 2016 as the Dean of the College of Information Studies (also known as the iSchool) at the University of Maryland, College Park. He joined the iSchool from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he directed the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. NITRD enables interagency coordination and cooperation among the over 20 member agencies which together spend over $4B a year in NIT R&D. Dr. Marzullo joined NITRD from the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he served as the Division Director for the Computer and Network Systems (CNS) Division in the Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Directorate. He also served as Co-Chair of the NITRD Cybersecurity and Cyber Physical Systems R&D Senior Steering Groups. Prior to joining NSF, Dr. Marzullo was a faculty member at the University of California, San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering Department from 1993-2014, and served as the Department Chair from 2006-2010. He has also been on the faculty of the Computer Science Department of Cornell University (1986-1992) a Professor at Large of the Department of Informatics at the University of Tromsø (1999-2005), and was a principal in a startup (ISIS Distributed Systems, 1998-2002). Dr. Marzullo received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he developed the Xerox Research Internet Clock Synchronization protocol, one of the first practical fault-tolerant protocols for keeping widely-distributed clocks synchronized with each other. His research interests are in distributed computing, fault-tolerant computing, cybersecurity, and privacy.
- PhD, Stanford University